Explore the most popular forest 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.

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.

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!

2 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

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

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

Great easy walk to start our morning.

Fun and easy trail.

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.

Monday, June 19, 2017

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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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.

Monday, April 03, 2017

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.

Monday, April 03, 2017

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.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

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!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Difficult Hike, bring plenty of water.

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.

on Leinster Bay Trail

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Trail is more moderate if taken from Reef Bay trail.
Beach mildly Rocky but nice. Parking available if driving from Coral Bay. Few people.

on Cinnamon Bay Trail

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Old sugar plantation trail. Narrow and slippery if wet. Views sporadic as is heavily wooded. Fairly steep. Great exercise.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hiked to Solomon and Honeymoon Beach for swimming and snorkeling. Awesome area.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Self-guided tour of historic ruins. Great history. Great views of BVI. Watch for hermit crabs crawling through the woods on way to ruins - they were everywhere the day we went.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Great trail that never gets old. Fantastic views of the water and other islands, as well as wildlife and vegetation. Several different options along the way, I usually choose Honeymoon and then return via the upper lind trail and look out over cruz bay!

Monday, June 15, 2015

This trail goes along the shore from the Annaberg historic site to Waterlemon Bay

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Easy family-friendly hike with excellent views of Cruz Bay from the lookout. Watch out for hermit crabs! It's a pretty hot hike during the summer, but it just makes the beach more refreshing!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

This trail is on the east end of St. John. It is an easy walk mostly along a level beach. There are many ruins in the area that are very interesting. You also get many view of Tortola and other BVIs

Sunday, August 12, 2012

We used this trail to get to Watermelon Bay so we could snorkel in the Bay and out to Watermelon Cay. The snorkeling was magnificent.

Friday, April 13, 2012

By far one of the most beautiful places I've ever heard the pleasure of visiting and hiking. I got engaged at the far left end of Salomon Beach so this trail will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope to someday get back here and encourage anyone who gets the opportunity to make a visit, you won't regret it.

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