Caneel Hill Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Caneel Hill Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cruz Bay, Saint John that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles
1696 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




This is a point to point trail (2.4 miles each way) that joins Cruz Bay to Northshore road. At the top of Margaret Hill, you have stunning views of the island and ocean around you.

11 days ago

The trail begins by ascending for a little under a mile at a moderately steep grade before reaching the summit of Caneel Hill, which has fabulous views of the entire Virgin Islands Archipelago. It then dips down and passes an overlook before ascending to the summit of Margaret Hill, which also has interesting views. After that, it descends moderately for a little over a mile, and ends by the entrance to Caneel Bay Resort. I would recommend hanging out at the resort (swimming, eating) before turning back. You can also take a taxi back to Cruz Bay if you are tired. A great hike, worth the effort.

1 month ago

Stunning views from a deck at the top. Bring your picnic. The constant breeze keeps you cool enough. Slippery when wet. Path is rocky, were hiking shoes with good inserts.

5 months ago

Beautiful forest leading to amazing views.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Very well-maintained and well-signed trail. Well worth the effort, with panoramic views from peak of Caneel Hill. Interesting flora

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We hiked this trail on Oct 6, 2012. We went out this mountain trail and hiked back along the coast. The mountain part offered great views of St. John island and the Carribean. If you are in this part of the Carribean this is a must hike. Just take plenty of water the temperature in Oct got to 89 and the humidity was in the mid 90%. Needless to say we took our time and took many breaks. All in all a great trail.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Absolutely stunning views of the island and ocean. It is 2.4 miles each way.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

recorded Caneel Hill

Tuesday, December 29, 2015