Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

Decent, easy trail. Nice if you’re right there, but don’t go out of your way to do it. It starts on a boardwalk going through a swamp, then it becomes more like a trail. After that, it ascends a small hill, passes some ruins, and ends on the road leading to Francis Bay, which is a great place to swim/snorkel.

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.

7 days 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.

19 days ago

Wonderful to hike under the full moon!

1 month 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.

3 months ago

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!

Easy hike with a beautiful view at the end. It was super dry when we went and SO hot. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Fun and easy trail.

Beautiful forest leading to amazing views.

7 months ago

Dessert-y landscape and cool once you reach Ramshead.

8 months ago

Decent short hike to brown bay .8 miles. First ascent. is .3 miles coming back .5 The brown bay plantation ruins are off the left on the beach. Be careful of jack Spanish wasp nest hanging from vines.

10 months ago

Such a Beautiful hike!! Very windy at the top but so worth it!!

10 months ago

This trail is hard but very rewarding. It's best to go early in the morning because as it gets later it gets very hot and humid! We had to learn that the hard way!

11 months ago

Nice trail. Slick when wet. Hiked the trail down several times. There is a bus stop on centerline road at the trailhead so we took the trail to Cinnamon Bay Campground (where we were staying) to save on taxi fares. Side trip up to American Hill worth the effort.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

This was my favorite hike on St. John. Beautiful views, but hold on to your hats, it's windy up there! :-)

Friday, March 03, 2017

Not a difficult hike , great views, found bone fish geocache, good spot

Friday, February 24, 2017

Cool rum still ruins and Taino Indian petroglyphs are a must see. Easy downhill 2.4 mile trek but after all that seafood and rum in Cruz Bay the night before, you get to work it off coming from sea level on Reef Bay back up to the parking area on Highway 10.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pretty easy hike to the point overlooking Europa Bay. Beach is rocky, so no one else around.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Moderate is a good difficulty ranking, with only some steeper sections with switchbacks and rocky. Fantastic panoramic view at Rams Head Peak, southernmost in St John, can see St Croix in the distance. Open to weather, so be prepared for blazing sun or higher winds if stormy.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

I thought this was a real nice short hike.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Best hike on St John

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

Friday, December 09, 2016

it was worth the trip. Many ruins to see along the way.

Monday, August 15, 2016

I did this trail hike/walk a little over a year ago, and I still have nostalgia for it on a regular. Super easy trail that leads to a paradise!! I wore flip flops to get there and it didn't even phase me, or my feet. Make sure you take a towel and your snorkeling gear, and plan to stay on that beach at least an hour or two! So you might wanna pack a light snack, too. So beautiful!! Can't wait to visit here again someday.

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Monday, June 06, 2016

Great view

Monday, May 30, 2016

My wife and I got engaged at Salomon Beach, truly a beautiful place to hike and significant for us forever.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Basically a continuous up or down 1100 foot 1.2 mile trail to Lameshur Bay. Rocky slightly overgrown with few view spots. Good for exercise but not very scenic.

on Saltpond Bay Trail

Thursday, December 03, 2015

This trail is used to primarily access the beach which is beautiful and a little rocky.
It's best use is to continue on past the sandy beach along a rocky portion of the beach to access the Ram Head trail. Ram Head has spectacular views.

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