Hiking Ella Rock is definitely for slightly more experienced hikers or at least for the more adventurous as the whole hike takes about four 4 hours. Ella Rock can be reached from the main town of Ella.
Getting to the Peak
On your hike you will walk past tea estates, railway lines, a small eucalyptus forest till you finally make it to the cleared summit, where you can enjoy the stunning views. From the top, you will get a panoramic view of Ella Gap and Little Adam’s Peak, as well as Ella town. When visiting Sri Lanka, you must watch the sunrise from a mountain top at least once and there is no better place than from Ella Rock. Hike in the wee hours of the morning to watch the sunrise from the summit. It is an indescribable feeling watching the sky change colour from a deep purple to a pinkish-orange, especially for early birds as they catch the sunrise from the peaks – a recommended experience for those in Ella.
The hike to the summit of Ella Rock is fairly difficult. Hikers are advised to wear appropriate footwear due to the uneven terrain in reaching the top. Pack snacks and water to keep you energized and refreshed during the entire hike. Comfortable clothing is advised, however, do pack a light jacket or scarf as it can get quite cold at the top.