660 Steps of Idanre Hills

We left Ekiti State for Ondo state that same night and we got into Ondo super late. We thus settled in for the night as we had quite a long day. The following morning we headed for Idanre Hills and trust me, it’s one of the best hikes I have done. Just before the hike up, we took a look around and I particularly liked this art at the information desk which depicted the hills. We paid an entrance fee of 500naira each and an extra 1000naira for a tour guide.

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The climb up 660 steps, stories of how the Idanre people migrated from Benin led by Agboogun and settled on top of the hills, their daily lives and how they eventually emigrated and resettled at the foot was very exciting.

Idare Hills

The ascent was fun and I enjoyed every bit of it. It can however, be a bit tiring but there are 5 resting points on the way up to avail feeble minded climbers an opportunity to catch their breath at steps 75, 225, 364, 473 and 580 respectively 😆 . The first is called Owa Resting point and looks quite different from the others.

Idanre Hills

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The other 5 resting points looked just like this with cemented slabs for sitting.

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I was quite thrilled during the climb and felt it was a way better experience compared with Ikogosi and couldn’t stop taking pictures such that Mr Paul, our tour guide had to wait for us at every few meters.

Anuoluwapo Eunice

Anuoluwapo Eunice

On the way up, I was exposed to a magnificent view of the Idanre town with a back drop of isolated hills rising abruptly from a plain.

Idanre Hills

Akure Ondo State

I was so excited to have climbed up 660steps with no stop at the resting points 😉 He he, I wish right?

Idanre Hills

The view at the top like I always say is worth the climb.

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Idanre Hills

Idanre Hills

I took a video with my phone although its not all that, not to worry I would soon up my video game.

I’m always in for an extra adventure and I took a trek further to see the settlement of the Idanre People on the hills which I’d be blogging about in my next post. Have you been to Akure in Ondo State? Have you been up Idanre Hills? How did you find it?

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  • Reply Ajomo Segun Wale July 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Nice one! I like the art work incorporation in the hills, it gave it a unique look from the hills have visited.

    • AE
      Reply AE July 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      I do too…:)

  • Reply hammed July 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Lovely view thr, keep it up, more power to your elbow

    • AE
      Reply AE July 9, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks Hammed!

  • Reply 'Lara July 9, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    The resting place has changed, it looks so different from the time I visited in 2014. Idanre hills through my lens.

    Beautiful pictures.

  • AE
    Reply AE July 10, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Heard there were a couple of improvement…Thanks lara

  • Reply Zainaab July 10, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Hmm… Nice work dear. Keep it up. Were you able to visit the site where Funke Akindele shot her movie “Apadi”, also the spot that has a slipper that fit into anybody’s leg irrespective of the size? I’ve been there once but was unable to visit the sites I mentioned. One can’t go through all the sites on the hills in a day. Looking forward to a revisit soon.

    • AE
      Reply AE July 10, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Whao! Just hearing all these for the first time…i’d definitely find out on my next visit…Thanks Zainab

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