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

hiking
12 days ago

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.

13 days ago

Gorgeous views from parts of the trail! Also, it wasn’t a huge deal for us but the second half or so of the trail was a bit overgrown.


Note that as of 1/3/19 the Caneel Hill Resort was still closed and no access was allowed, so if you’re looking to hike and then hit that beach area just adjust your post-hike plans accordingly. Luckily the hike (if you’re doing just one way and not RT) ends at a road where taxis are passing by (we got one in less than 5 min) and can take you to nearby Trunk Bay (approx 5-8 min taxi ride from the trail), Cinnamon Bay or wherever else you need to go.




Bonus: super easy to get to after getting off the ferry in Cruz Bay. Approx 5 min walk from ferry dock to the start of the trail.

easy. mainly rocky but you do get some flat spots.

hiking
27 days ago

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

hiking
27 days ago

easy to moderate hike. compared to other hikes on the island, it was the best hike. Overall, not much to see but a great morning workout

Honeymoon beach out and back is awesome. Great family hike. Upper lind slightly harder

Nice views, Rocky, bring snorkel. Hot drinks lots

Great trail last part a little overgrown

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty moderate trail until the last half mile back uphill, it gets a bit steep. The ruins are amazing and the beach it nice too. Lots of wildlife too!

hiking
1 month ago

A relatively easy trail along the coastline and then up a small hill. There are tons of birds and two ruins on the hill.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike that provides access to a few beaches and there's a nice overlook of Cruz Bay. Very rocky at points and can be slippery when wet.

Beautiful payoff and fun hike!

Steep in places, but worth it for the amazing views. Watch out for hermit crabs on trail :)

a bit rocky, but a great hike to a wonderful beach. Took the Upper trail going to Honeymoon Beach, and the lower trail back to town.

hiking
5 months ago

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

Amazing hike!! Stay hydrated!! It’s actually almost 6 miles from start to finish, longer if you take other trails off of this trail, but stay on the trail leading to the factory, you’ll be so glad you did!

hiking
6 months ago

great trail with lots of wildlife, flowers and ruins. many trail options off this one to enhance your hike (petroglyphs, lameshur, lesparance). it's mostly easy, downhill one way, the uphill back is only difficult in the last .5 miles, make lots of stops, beach is naturally beautiful but not for swimming

Great trail to get a bit off the path within the NP...

Excellent Trail for being one of the best access points into the National Park...

hiking
10 months 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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Wonderful to hike under the full moon!

hiking
11 months ago

Great easy walk to start our morning.

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.

hiking
Thursday, November 16, 2017

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!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fun and easy trail.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Beautiful forest leading to amazing views.

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

Dessert-y landscape and cool once you reach Ramshead.

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

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.

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