Mt Tapotchao

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
United States, Oceana
Activities:
Hiking
Elevation:
1555 ft / 474 m
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Mt Tapotchao
Created On: Jan 30, 2013
Last Edited On: Dec 18, 2015

Overview

A light hike to the highpoint of Saipan, elevation gain from sea level is 1,555 feet. Great 360 degree views of the whole island, we could only imagine what it must of been like back in WWII!   
view of atoll
 

Getting There

Great views
 
Located in the Pacific Ocean in Northern Mariana Islands. Flights to Guam are routine. Then Cape Air has multiple flights per day from Guam to Saipan. Nonstop flights are out of Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and a few others. FYI, if searching for information on this non-volcanic mountain, Mount Tapotchao is spelled a couple different ways: Tapotchao and Tapochau.

Route

Flora while hiking
 
Navy Hill road starts in Garapan or Capital Hill road in the middle of island are good access points before becoming too steep for 2WD. After a rainfall, road is muddy. 2 hours roundtrip time if you hike it by foot. Souvenir stand at top parking lot with fresh coconuts to drink.

External Links

This is a good place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saipan






Mt Tapotchao

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