Reef Bay Trail

HARD 9 reviews

Reef Bay Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Saint John, Saint John that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and birding.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1499 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

beach

forest

views

bugs

historic site

no dogs

Trail goes through two forests and remains of deserted sugar mill. It ends at the beach. The trail is mostly down hill.

hiking
3 months ago

I presume ranked hard because of the hike back...quite a climb. So many hermit crabs as you get closer to water. This was our most challenging hike on St John's but not the favorite.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail. A lot to see. The way down was really steep in the beginning so you can imagine what the way up was like. Bring lots of water to hydrate. Would definitely rate it moderate-hard.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a very easy trail down to the beach and back. You can hike over the rocks and go to a private beach and snorkel. The trail ends at a Rum Still and it is pretty cool. There are many little trails off of Reef bay to run off to. You can most definitely make a nice day of all of these little ones. Trails is maintained and the big huge things that look like massive bee hives are actually termites. You will see them all over and they are harmless.

7 months ago

Groomed trail. (We actually started near Maho Bay hiking up the Maria Hope Trail (rugged, trailhead not marked) then crossed Centerline Road to the Reef Bay Trailhead.) Side trip to petroglyphs a must. Right before you reach the ruins there is an amazing population of large land crabs. Sizeable bat population in one of the ruins. The actual beach was crawling with ants so we didn't stay long. We took the L'esperance trail out which is a tad longer, but less steep. Would rate both Reef Bay Trail and L'Esperance Trail at moderate.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. Well maintained trail with lots to look at along the way. Beautiful beach at the bottom to cool you off for the return trip. We loved it!

hiking
9 months ago

Difficult Hike, bring plenty of water.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015