Riyom Rock, Plateau State

How to get there:

It is located 25km South-West from Jos, the capital city of Plateau State, along Jos-Akwanga Road in Riyom local government. It is the settlement of the Berom People.

Details/Little history:

It catches your eyes from afar off, with different boulder like rocks on top of each other. Some defy gravity with its tip on top of another rock and the whole body up. You get awed at the work of God with nature. The most important one that is so popular is the three rocks or sometimes called the three sisters. They are arranged on top of each other with the top most one having the shape of a clown’s hat.
According to history, they met the rock there and when you look at it from a certain angle it has the shape of Plateau state on the map of Nigeria, especially with the tipping point.

What to bring on this hike:

It is really not a hike for you can get to the foot of the three sisters rock with your car and just climb up the rocks. Normal hiking gear of wearing comfortable shoes and your bottle of water will do.
Also, Plateau state tends to be cold most times of the year and can be sunny at times. going with a light cardigan can work.

-Any entrance fee:

There is only one entrance to the three sisters rock anf you ten to find lots of the villagers both male and female sitting around there. They will collect around N1,000 to N1,500 from you depending on your negotiating skill. They realize it is a tourist attraction and they tend to capitalize on that.

– Hiking distance:

It is not that high, mostly with flat planes. The other boulders are a bit high.

– A word to future hikers:

It is a beautiful sight to behold.

– A little bio about myself:

Funmi Ajala (@funmiajalatravels) is a visual storyteller who use photographs, videos with other multimedia elements to tell stories of wonderful places around Nigeria and Africa. She is a travel consultant and a traveler. You can read more about her travel stories on funmilayoajala.blogspot.com.ng

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