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Bell Mountain

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munidupi wrote a review Feb 2021
Sebring, Florida67 contributions4 helpful votes
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What an adventure for a senior couple over their 70’s. The road is more than curvy, it’s a one lane two way road with twists and turns that will raise your hair up. Prayed all the time I would not find a car coming the other way which we didn’t. It takes us all the way up to the second parking lot with no problems. (I have a regular SUV with no 4x4 traction) There are 115 steps to the highest observatory point. What a postcard of a view, breathtaking on all 360, the lake, the town, the mountains, the sky can’t say enough beautiful things about the place. The graffiti on the rocks is permitted as long as there are no offensively writings or pictures and you are encourage to leave messages on anything you can find. I did like the graffiti unlike other reviews. One funny thing is as I was looking at the rocks, to my surprise on the top was my flag from Puerto Rico. I recommend this beautiful place, be careful with small children.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Lily L wrote a review Jan 2021
Atlanta, Georgia13 contributions1 helpful vote
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Great experience, this view is a gift from God, I feel my body completely light after being in this majestic place, is it a achievement to get there , Just be careful on the road 😅😅
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Mleggett wrote a review Jan 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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My mother and I went here yesterday. There are a handful of changes from the older posts. There is no upper parking. There is a gate that is closed preventing you from driving to the upper lot. This may just be seasonal due to not wanting to maintain the road from ice and snow. The lower “parking” is not traditional parking. It is just a flat spot on the side of the road. Not paved. There are two areas people used for parking. There is about a 10in to a foot drop from the pavement in most spots to park so it is not recommended to take a car. In the two spots to park, there was room for about 10 cars to park. There is no where to turn around if the parking is full. The drive to this “parking lot” is not a fearful drive. It takes about 10 minutes. It is curvy and hilly and just about a one lane road. It is all residential though. There are mirrors to help you see around the curves and there are paved pull offs in case of on coming traffic. Put it in low gear and you’ll be just fine. There are a handful of closed signs but they are permanent signs. I believe this is to warn you that there is no official parking for the park. From the parking to the top is about a half mile of steep hills so it is not for the faint of heart. It was a bit hectic when we showed up to find parking, not drop off the pavement, and attempt to drive backwards down a curvy hill since there is no turn around. But over all, we are glad we waited for someone to leave so we could experience the view. This was definitely a must do when you’re in the area.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Heather C wrote a review Dec 2020
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The ride up is terrifying..but it makes getting to the top so much more awesome. I didn’t notice any closed signs because my heart was in my throat the whole way up. Beautiful spot for sure.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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CClemons1 wrote a review Dec 2020
New Smyrna Beach, Florida3 contributions
Well worth the rather hair raising drive up the mountain on this mostly single lane hairpin turn road! Pay no attention to the two closed signs along the way, they were open! And it was well worth the nail biter ride! You can park in the first parking lot you come to and walk the short distance the rest of the way or drive all the way to the top & park. The views are simply AMAZING! Better than Brasstown Bald mountain! The only let down is all the graffiti! Rather sad really.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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