Explore the most popular Hiking trails in US Virgin Islands with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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bugs
1 month ago

The trail is great hike for at least half day. Going out is mostly down hill, and you could see birds, lizards, hermit crabs, deers, donkeys. It’s covered by trees 70% of the time, and there’s a stream half way of the trail. A lot of mosquitoes around.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this afternoon and loved the view. This was a challenging trail for me but my walking stick really helped.

This trail rated easy is misleading for anyone with balance,knee or back issues. My girlfriend found boring and non attractive. And very difficult.

hiking
2 months ago

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!!!

Good trail. Seems more like a walk at first. If you go passed the stairs and up it is more challenging. Good views!

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is difficult but the pay off with the views makes it worth it.

best ocean views I have ever seen

Nice trail. Only view is at the bottom, but it is beautiful. Narrow and probably not good for small children. Mostly shaded until near beach.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Park at the trail head for a nice stroll in mostly shade. You'll catch a few photo-ops along the way. There are tourist marker for some of the flora. Do early in morning and take water. Trail is in great condition and we saw some people doing it in flip flops.

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rocky
3 months ago

Trail was cool, nice views. Beach on the other hand was smelly with tons of seaweed.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail head has parking for vehicles on both sides of road. It is fairly open with nice canopy most of way. At the bottom "half-way" you'll find scenic & historic site, abandoned since 1917. You can either take trail back to trail-head or take the L'Esperance trail back to Centerline (you'll then need to walk back to other trail head). Part way down, check out the petroglyphs and the water fall on the petroglyph trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Asphalt parking lot at the start. Is sea level and sand gravel most of the way. Take snorkel and goggles (and flip flops or aquasocks) for stops to cool off along the way. Wear sunscreen and take plenty of water.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

We did this before the hurricanes in 2017. At that time it had decent canopy. Repeating the hike this year, is is very open with no ankle breakers. The park did a nice job of clearing. As noted by others, it is now very sun-exposed, so try to do first thing in the morning, and take sunscreen and plenty of water. Half way is Johnny Hole Trail, where you can either go back to your car, turn left on Johnny Hole and end up at Skinny Legs (Coral Bay) or right for a longer hike and end up on Leinster Bay trail (& snorkeling WaterLemon Cay). We have done it all ways, and it just depends on you mood, the heat, how much water you have, and if you have a plan to get back to your car.

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rocky
4 months ago

Amazing views!!!! One of our favorite hikes! Will sometimes encounter wild donkey and iguanas.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail! Gorgeous, lush forest and a few ocean views between the hills. The petroglyphs were interesting and there was some flow in the waterfall. Took us about 1.75 hours, stopping frequently on the route down to read signs and explore the various ruins.

hiking
4 months ago

Lovely trail. Beautiful views

Lake is currently dry due to drought

Easy short hike

great hike down and a bit tougher on the way up.

hiking
4 months ago

There is a gate covering the entrance of the trail with a “No trespassing sign” ....but pay it no attention. The hike is a nice nature walk with some steep sections and not very challenging. The beach was incredible and we had it all to ourselves!! The only issue was the lack of shade on the beach and the scalding hot sand, but we put some towels out and were just fine. The water was amazing with lots of fish and some small rocks/reefs here and there. If you’re on St Thomas and looking for a local secret this is the place! We had lots of fun and it was an unbeatable beach.

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rocky
4 months ago

The trail was shaded most of the way in the morning. It's very steep going down and the way back up is harder because the sun is high and the trail is like 2 miles in 2 miles out. Overall a great little hike. Lots of wildlife and cool nature

Great view of the bay. Trail leads to Honeymoon beach, which is fantastic.

hiking
5 months ago

Most difficult part is ensuring you have a ride to and from the trail heads if you aren’t renting a vehicle (the buses run much less often on the south shore/centerline rd since the hurricanes). Would recommend taking the L’esperance trail back out to create a sort of loop. Trail up gets very steep (and unshaded) in places so make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. It is unlikely that you will see many other hikers and you will probably have the entire beach to yourself when you reach reef bay! We were warned off multiple times from this trail (by locals) but we persisted and were just fine.

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail with much more shade than most on St. John. As one hiker mentioned earlier, make sure to wet the petroglyphs to really see them in all their glory. You get a whole range of flora and fauna on this hike as well, especially as you get closer to the beach. Last stretch is all uphill, so bring water and snacks and be ready for a climb at the end.

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