Driving On One Of Jamaica’s Most Dangerous Roads “Spur Tree Hill”

The main road west from Mandeville (A2) rises over Spur Tree Hill, famous for being a dangerous stretch to drive as the road plunges from more than 2,000 feet to near sea level in the span of just a few kilometers, and just as famous for a couple of sumptuous roadside jerk pits and a noteworthy curry goat hut.

From atop Spur Tree Hill, the view of Manchester's lowlands, St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland is spectacular, even if it is dotted with the scarred red earth and smoke stacks of the massive Alumina Partners bauxite processing plant. To the west, the Santa Cruz Mountains can be seen tapering down to the sea.