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Address: St John, US Virgin Islands, 00830, St. John

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Favorite Hike on the Island!

Go early. The sun will beat down on you in the afternoon. The first time we hiked this several years ago we started at noon. Big mistake. Go early, take your time and enjoy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go early. The sun will beat down on you in the afternoon. The first time we hiked this several years ago we started at noon. Big mistake. Go early, take your time and enjoy some time at the final destination. The history alone is worth the hike. The view is unbeatable. Good breeze. Take a detour on way back and... More 

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Dunkirk, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked Ram Head on an overcast day which was perfect until we got hit by a thunderstorm at the top. It gets hot on a sunny day but I'd also make sure there aren't any storms in the area as well. The Hike covers some rocky uneven terrain so I'd wear tennis shoes at least.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

HIGHLY recommend this hike for a scenic hike. It probably took my husband and I about 2 hours (with time at the top to look around/rest). We are active early 30 year olds. Park in the Salt Pond parking lot and walk down, past the beach, and towards the rocky area. Wear hiking boots!!!! Then you'll start ascending on a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Ten of us family members (from 13-63 in age) went on the Rams Head hike. Although it had some up and down, it wasn't strenuous and probably took us 1.5-2 hours plus beach time. You were rewarded with beautiful beach views, incredible cacti, rock cliff formations, and a hill at the end (which you could choose to climb or not)... More 

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Helena, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This hike should be done during the day or with good light as the trail is rather rough in parts and could be dangerous. I recommend full shoes (no flip flops or sandals). You get to pass by Salt Pond, a very nice sandy beach (great snorkeling), and a rocky beach also great for snorkeling. Once you pass the rocky... More 

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you do one hike on the island of St John do Ram's Head. When you reach the end of the trail you will be rewarded with on of the most majestic views anywhere!

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Chittenango, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is the best hike on St John's. The only word word to describe it, is beautiful. This is a great hike from Salt Pond. Make sure you get to Drunk Bay absolutely wonderful!! I will be back!!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Spending the day at the beach needs a little break in the chill factor. Set up your stuff on Salt Pond beach then head up the trail. Hike it not difficult just make sure your bring water it gets hot on this side of the island and even a short hike can require hydration.

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Trail starts at beautiful Salt Pond Bay and is only about a mile long. Not an easy mile. However, my crazy wife hiked the entire trail in flip flops and didn't seem to have a problem. Lots of cacti on the first leg and has a high desert feel. Nice views of Salt Pond Bay is you go up. Second... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This trail is extremely nice. It takes around one hour to get to the end and you have to go through a very beautiful beach and then walk to the cliff. The scenery is diverse and it is a great adventure for everyone.

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