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Ram Head Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Concordia, Saint John, US Virgin Islands. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 314 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Running

Beach

Rocky

No shade

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Trent Pauls
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HikingNo shade

Amazing trail. Moderate difficulty due to elevation change, rocky terrain, and full sun exposure the whole way. Salt Pond beach is at the very beginning and a beautiful sandy beach with clear water. Great way to end the hike and chill out. The view at the top is worth it. Great hike!

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James Godwin
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HikingBugsNo shadeRockyScramble

Nice trail. Can be hot if you’re not prepared for it at the wrong part of the day. Hiked there and then hit the beach we passed on the way in on our return to find a rare urchin, some conch, giant fish and a group of baby turtles. I dug it.

Chris Cloney
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Hiking

Awesome hike. Crazy beautiful views.

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Matt Jacobs
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Hiking

Great hike. We spent about an hour and 45 mins taking our time. Great breeze at the top. Views to BVIs, St Croix, St Thomas, and of course back towards St John. Very rocky - would recommend real shoes.

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Bill Cassidy
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HikingRocky

Great trail. A lot to see. Beaches,islands,cactus and cliffs. Definitely worth going. The ride out from Cruz bay takes about 45 min. Plenty of parking. Does get hot but that’s expected being in the Caribbean. Windy in some areas, that offers some relief from the heat. Hiked along 2 beaches and salt pond. Swam at the first beach on the way back. Beautiful beach. Could be the most underrated beach on the island. Would do it again next time I’m here.

Jamie M
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Hiking

We enjoyed the different terrain and views along this trail. And there is at least shade until you leave the rock beach, then it is nothing but cacti. We were surprised how windy it was at the peak so be careful if you get close to an edge! The peak is on a cliff. We did take video footage of the trail if you are trying to decide if it is a hike to add to your list: https://youtu.be/moMuoQQ2N_A

Ted Sewall
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jul 27 2019
Hiking

Hiked Ram Head to watch the sunrise. Cloud cover was not ideal, so a bit of a letdown from that standpoint. Trail was great before and after sunrise. Good time had by all! Love St. John USVI!!!

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Dougster Strobel
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Hiking

Plenty of parking at trail head. You should take sunscreen and extra water, noting there is very little cover for the entirety of the hike. Wear decent shoes, noting it can be rocky and loose in some areas you want to explore.

Christine Johnson
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Hiking

Lovely trail. Beautiful views

Dan Martin
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Hiking

Ram’s Head was our favorite trail in the USVI. Definitely do it in the morning or evening, because it has zero shade. For a rather short hike, you get pleasantly varied terrain including beach, a salt flat, and a mountainside full of cacti. It’s very windy at the top. The views at the end are some of the best you’ll find in the Virgin Islands.

Dianna Thiel
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Hiking

Fun trail out to the Ram Head peninsula. Gorgeous views at the end. The water is brilliant blue. Bring lots of water.

Jason Fahy
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Hiking

Loved this trail. Lots variety. Views are great. If it is hot, there are placrs to get wet along the way.

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ann dumais
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Hiking

Hot trail esp if you do in the middle of the day - no tree coverage - cactus everywhere but totally worth it !!!!! Breathtaking ...

Brian Klarman
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Hiking

Sandy beach along the way then a smooth pebble beach. Listen to the water as it goes out. Beautiful views along the way and at the top. Wind coming up the V’s in the mount will take your breath

Virgilio De leon
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Jan 07 2019
Hiking

good amount of distance and elevation changes. we hiked from 11am - 1pm on a sunny day with some clouds on the way back to the beach. A rocky climb. Great picture at the top.

Mandar Mali
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Hiking

great hike for private beach! although it doesn't have sand, the rocks are bearable.

Steve Gallier
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Nice views, Rocky, bring snorkel. Hot drinks lots

Sam Vandewater
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Hiking

A good hike that takes you out to a very scenic overlook/outcropping. Like most people say, the trail very exposed and can be hot. The ocean breeze can pick up at the top of the point.

Jennifer McDaniel
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! Also very exposed and hot if done in the middle of the day. But totally worth it!

Eli Shear-Baggish
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Hiking

This hike starts with a descent to Saltpond Bay, then ascends over a ridge and drops down to another beach. After that, it makes the ascent to Ram’s Head, a rocky peninsula perched 150 feet above the sea. From there, there are great 360 views of sea and islands. The hike is not very shaded, and is therefore somewhat hot, but it is definitely worth it.

Nate Atkinson
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Hiking

Wonderful to hike under the full moon!

Kyleigh Harris
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Hiking

Loved this trail. Cool pebble beach about half way through. The trek is worth the hike throughout, but my favorite was when we got to the cliffs. Full 360 view. Gorgeous!

Viki Distin
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Hiking

Dessert-y landscape and cool once you reach Ramshead.

Kori Ludwig
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue May 09 2017

Such a Beautiful hike!! Very windy at the top but so worth it!!

Liz Macdonald
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Hiking

This was my favorite hike on St. John. Beautiful views, but hold on to your hats, it's windy up there! :-)

Eric Grob
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Hiking

Moderate is a good difficulty ranking, with only some steeper sections with switchbacks and rocky. Fantastic panoramic view at Rams Head Peak, southernmost in St John, can see St Croix in the distance. Open to weather, so be prepared for blazing sun or higher winds if stormy.

Marty Withrow
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Hiking

Best hike on St John

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