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Johnny Horn Trail is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Reef Bay, Saint John, US Virgin Islands that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 918 ft Route type Loop
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Elad Bengigi
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Don Urbanic
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very hot hike.. last time I hiked the trail I remember there being more of a canopy which is gone now. beautiful overlooks on the way.

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Russell Pittman
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Super steep if you start from the main rd! 4x4 up as far as you can will cut the hike down from 3+ tough miles to 2.5+ more manageable miles! FYI

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Dougster Strobel
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We did this prior to Hurricanes in 2017 and there was more coverage from sun. In 2019, almost no protection from sun, so bring water and sunscreen. Much of trail is on old plantation road and there are ruins at various stops along the way. Take snorkel and goggles (and aquasocks) for end of trail since yo can cool off as you swim around Waterlemon Cay. The trail head is a piece of plywood with purple spray painted arrow. Park in Coral Bay, walk up the gravel road by the church. Just about the time you're convinced you're lost, you'll see the trail.

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Eric Bourne
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I started from Coral Bay by the church. There’s a bit of a trek up a steep dirt road to get to the actual trailhead. The trail had moderate shade, less as I neared Waterlemon Cay. I didn’t notice any biting insects. There were a few hermit crabs on the trail a surprising distance from the ocean. 0.3 miles before Watermelon Cay, there’s a side trail with a sign to “Large House” or something like that. I’d highly recommend taking it. It’s a short trail to the ruins of a large plantation house with an incredible panoramic view. I didn’t see any deer, but I did catch a glimpse of a mongoose.

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Kathy Snyder
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We started at the Annaberg Ruins on the Leinster Bay Trail, a nice walk along the water. The Johnny Horn is my favorite hike so far on STJ because of the views...amazing! The dirt road on the other side of the trial is pretty steep and somewhat slippery because of the loose rocks and gravel. I didn’t see the trail marked on what is supposed to be the beginning in Coral Bay so I can see why others have had trouble finding it. If you want to start on the CoralBay side then turn left at the road next to the big church that’s on the way to Skinny Legs. Just start walking and you’re on the trail.

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Patricia Park
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You definitely wanna do this trail earlier in the day, as once you get up on the mountain there is no wind! Also bring extra water. The views from the great house are totally worth it!

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Ken Allen
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Fastest way to Leister Bay if walking from Coral Bay. Traveling South from Coral Bay we accessed the trail via a fairly steep dirt and rock road. The road was a bit steep on the return trip with loose rock. So definitely need grippy shoes. Once over the peak of the hill heading North the trail narrows to single track with a bit of briars and some steep slick parts. There are a few parts of the trail that have views of Leister Bay, Tortola BVI, and few Cays. The ruins are great photo ops.

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Tony Stark
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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.

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Julie Good
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Julie Good
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Remi Leclezio
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Colin Guinn
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Ben Stickler
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Benjamin Jones
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