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Amy Higgins reviewed Reef Bay Trail
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Really pretty but if you see the big palm foliage don't touch bc three out the 4 of us got stung by wasps

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Didi Caldwell reviewed Santa Maria Beach Path
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You would never think this would lead to a beautiful secluded beach, but it does. But it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s short and not steep, but very overgrown. Anyone under 5’ tall will be walking with the vegetation all around. Having said all that, the beach is worth the trip. It’s not as clear and blue as Magens and some others, but there is no one there. Take anything you want to eat or drink and enjoy the serenity!

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Shen Smith reviewed Reef Bay Trail
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I never write reviews, but this hike has so little info, I figured I’d put it out there.This is not a difficult hike by any stretch of the imagination. It is moderate. I would bring my elementary aged kids on it, no problem. However, if your idea of a hike is an unpaved trail through NYC’s Central Park, skip this one. The hike is ~3 miles downhill from the trailhead along the road, to the end, at the beach. Then, you (obviously) have to go another ~3 miles back up to the top. The top mile has a moderate incline that won’t register much on the way down, but gives a decent little workout on the way up. The rest is basically flat. If you’re used to doing hikes with ~1k in elevation, this should be a cake walk, however, if you’re from Missouri and eat a lot of fried food you’re probably going to die. The trailhead is right on the road, and there is space along the shoulders to park. I chose this hike due to the abundance of tree cover. The shade is so nice in the St John heat. The humidity is THICK, so if you’re the type who can’t handle it, don’t hike here, as the whole experience is rather “drippy.” You will want roughly a liter of water for the way up (2 normal-size Aquafina bottles or whatever) and maybe another half liter for the way down. The forest is nice, with lots of bird song, hermit crabs everywhere, and tropical looking insects. It’s not an exceptional hike. If you’ve done rainforest hikes in places like Thailand, South/Central America, Mexico, etc, you’ve done nicer ones. But if this is your first tropical forest hike, it’s lovely. The petroglyphs are pretty cool. Worth the short detour from the main trail. The sugar mill at the bottom is interesting. Full of aggressive wasps, so be careful. Really, the wasps are all along the trail, but they seem to be used to humans as long as we don’t deviate. One in our group walked a few feet off the path to look at something, and was immediately stung. The beach at the bottom is nice. Completely devoid of humans, so it’s more serene than what you’ll experience on other St John beaches. Probably worth spending some time and swimming. It’s not soft sand though. It’s a thick gravelly beach, so no sand castles I guess. All in all, this is a good hike if you’re looking to get some exercise and be out in nature. It’s not breathtaking, but it’s nice, and kept in good shape.

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Mike Silvestrini reviewed Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon Beach
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A world-class beach awaits you at the bottom of the hill. We started at Lind Point, signs said .3m to Honeymoon beach, it’s more like .5m, but not too difficult. Our 4 year old did it herself. Down to the beach and back up to the trailhead.

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Morgan Mcmahon reviewed Reef Bay Trail
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Beautiful hike with amazing views. I would rate as moderate.

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Michael Charles reviewed Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon Beach
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Bring sunscreen

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Very easy trail. Well marked. Somewhat rocky but a nice easy trail. Not a lot of coverage at all. We went on a cloudy day so it was cool but I’m sure it could get really hot on this trail.

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Thomas McChesney reviewed Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon Beach
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Really nice trail from Cruz Bay to Solomon Beach and Honeymoon Bay. It’s very well marked but somewhat rocky in some spots. I’d rate it as “easy” except for those with mobility issues. Definitely take the upper trail to the overlook. The climb is no worse than the walk back up from either beach and the view is well worth it. Solomon is a lovely, little pebbly beach. Honeymoon was a little too “touristy” for us, but we strongly prefer very secluded beaches. It does offer a food stand where you can grab a bite and replenish water.

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Lydia Alvarez reviewed Reef Bay Trail
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The hike was AMAZING. Marked for easy following. Nice, tough trail. Loved it. I have to say that my only dislike was that the beach at the bottom was pretty rocky. No sand at all in the water.

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Leslie Quealy reviewed Caneel Hill Trail
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Islandy and somewhat challenging. But a must do!

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Carly Thomas reviewed Reef Bay Trail
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Beautiful hike with petroglyphs, waterfalls, sugar mills, hermit crabs, and a beach at the end. A long hike but worth it!

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lisa Crenshaw reviewed Cabritte Horn Spur Trail
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Best part of Tektite trail.

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Easy hike to a quiet and secluded beach. There’s no cover on the trail so sport a hat and sunscreen (reef safe if you’re going for a dip in the ocean, please). You can do it in flip flops but there are some rocky part that would be easier with shoes or at least strapped-in sandals. Solomon beach is small and I was alone so it was perfect for solitude. The beach has lots of pebbles and is rockier than Honeymoon beach so I wore water shoes.

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I did Upper Lind in the way to Honeymoon Beach and Lower Lind on the way out because I was wiped. I did it in flip flops which was okay but if you do Upper Lind, hiking shoes or tennie runners are recommended. It’s just barely more than what I would consider easy but Lower Lind was a breeze. As other reviewers have noted, there’s no shade so be sure to wear sunscreen (reef safe if you’re planning for a dip in the ocean, please). Great sandy beach and clean, clear water but it’s salty so have some extra water on hand to clean your eyes and face.

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Julie Besco reviewed Dennis Bay Trail
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Take the side trips on the right. Beautiful secluded beach. Also lots of hives with unknown occupants and some really large poop....

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Alexandra Harmeyer reviewed Solomon Beach via Caneel Hill Spur
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This was a great little hike down to Solomon Beach. It is rocky so wear sturdy shoes. Also, although we were hiking through trees, the sun still beat down on us and it got HOT. Bring plenty of water. The reward is the amazing beach and snorkeling at the end. We brought a beach tent and were so glad we did because we lost all shade in the afternoon. The scramble back up may be difficult for some so take your time and enjoy the trail and beach.

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It’s a ok trail nice beaches our two 8 year olds made it with out issue rocks r Trail with some bit steps

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Brooke Brown reviewed Caneel Hill Trail
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Nice trail, the lookout point has a great view but be sure to take the off-shoot with the rock ledge....I almost missed it! Amazing sunset sitting on the rocks.

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Christie Register reviewed Great Sieben Trail
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This trail peels off of L’Esperance and takes you to St. John’s one and only baobab tree.

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Doug Rouse reviewed Reef Bay Trail
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This trail is beautiful and has something for everyone. It will give you a real sense of the park.

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Upper tail has nice vista of Cruz Bay. Lower Lind provides a nice loop. Then stop at Honeymoon Beach for a dip. Beach has beach service!

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Paul Dengel reviewed Caneel Hill Trail
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Great views at the top of Caneel Hill and Margaret Hill are a reward for some hard hiking. The grade is steep and the footing is tricky. The views are great, particularly from the platform atop Caneel Hill. On Margaret Hill, look for the large rock slabs at a cutout on the right — a great place to relax and take in the sights.

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Jeremy Ahouse reviewed Reef Bay Trail
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Excellent trail. Well maintained and you emerge at a wonderful beach.

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Sarah Wolverton reviewed Santa Maria Beach Path
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I wish I had thought to take a picture of the gate where you park so you know what you are looking for since it is all overgrown with vines and very easy to miss entirely. There is a small hole in the chain link fence to the left of the gate where you enter. From there, just follow the bits of yellow caution tape all of the way to the beach. There are a couple of spots where the trail is in a little creek bed and then steps back out, just keep following the caution tape and you will be fine. There are a couple of downed power poles and downed trees that you'll have to climb over, but not too difficult. The trail is definitely overgrown. It is like walking through a rainforest. We did not have problems with mosquitoes, but we hiked in the morning. I suspect you will need bug spray as the day gets warmer. There were a lot of spiders with webs stretched across the trail. Lots of beautiful flowers! And you will likely have the beach all to yourself. Beautiful hike! Would definitely do it again.

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Rachel Sadens reviewed Caneel Hill Trail
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Did an out and back to the top of Caneel, the first peak and the view was worth the trek. Moderate is a fair rating as I've been on some that are much more of a climb. Took the trail down to Honeymoon Beach and Solomon Beach using Lind Point to get back to town. Great route if you don't have a car or are coming from the ferry.

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