The island of Saint John has rich human and natural history. There are Taino archaeological sites and ruins of sugar plantations from Columbus's time. Past the pristine beaches are mangroves, seagrass beds, coral reefs and algal plains.
I did this trail hike/walk a little over a year ago, and I still have nostalgia for it on a regular. Super easy trail that leads to a paradise!! I wore flip flops to get there and it didn't even phase me, or my feet. Make sure you take a towel and your snorkeling gear, and plan to stay on that beach at least an hour or two! So you might wanna pack a light snack, too. So beautiful!! Can't wait to visit here again someday.
Lynn L. on Bordeaux Mountain Trail
Basically a continuous up or down 1100 foot 1.2 mile trail to Lameshur Bay. Rocky slightly overgrown with few view spots. Good for exercise but not very scenic.
Lynn L. on Leinster Bay Trail
Trail is more moderate if taken from Reef Bay trail.
Beach mildly Rocky but nice. Parking available if driving from Coral Bay. Few people.
Lynn L. on Cinnamon Bay Trail
Old sugar plantation trail. Narrow and slippery if wet. Views sporadic as is heavily wooded. Fairly steep. Great exercise.
We took this trail to snorkel at Lameshur Bay and Yawzi Point on the day we hiked the Reef Bay Trail. The trip from the junction with Reef Bay out to Lameshur was fairly strenuous. However, the views are pretty, and the snorkeling was nice. The beach at Genti Bay (where you arrive at the end of the Reef Bay Trail) isn't very good for swimming and snorkeling, so this was our way to get some snorkeling in that day. The return trip is slightly less strenuous, though we still had to return up the Reef Bay Trail to Centerline Rd!
Great trail that never gets old. Fantastic views of the water and other islands, as well as wildlife and vegetation. Several different options along the way, I usually choose Honeymoon and then return via the upper lind trail and look out over cruz bay!
Tony S. on Leinster Bay Trail
This trail goes along the shore from the Annaberg historic site to Waterlemon Bay
Tony S. on Brown Bay Trail
This trail had very light traffic. It takes you by a protected turtle nesting area. There were no turtles when I was there. You can park at the east trail head in a dirt lot or you can come from the west by connecting from the Johnny Horn trail. There are some longer hills at both ends of the trail. The one hill has loose rocks which makes footing a bit more challenging.
Tony S. on Johnny Horn Trail
There are some steps parts to this trail. When we hiked we didn't see any marking for the trail in Coral Bay which made it a bit more challenging to find the trail. There are several ruins on the trail. One that provides a nice view in all directions. The other is near Waterlemon Bay. It makes for some fun exploring. We saw lots of hermit crabs on the trail.
Deb B. on Petroglyph Trail
This trail is a spur off the reef bay hike and is fairly easy. At the end of the path you come to a fresh water pool. In times of normal rainfall the waterfall will be flowing but when we were there there was no waterfall.
Carved into the rocks around the sides of the pool are pictures and symboles.