Explore the most popular Parks 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.

walking
1 month 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.

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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Wonderful to hike under the full moon!

hiking
2 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
5 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.

hiking
8 months ago

Dessert-y landscape and cool once you reach Ramshead.

hiking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
9 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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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

11 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!

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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

hiking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

I thought this was a real nice short hike.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Difficult Hike, bring plenty of water.

hiking
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

hiking
Friday, December 09, 2016

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

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