Ram Head Trail
Ram Head Trail
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  • Melissa K
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Views and HEAT
    We should have listened to the other reviews - GO EARLY unless you want to feel like you might die. We got there before 8am but honestly wished we got there at like 6:30am. It gets HOT and you are exposed to the sun most of the way. Bring triple the water you think you will need. Not the most strenuous hike I have ever done but with the heat, I was feeling sick and wanted it to be over at the halfway point. My fault! Overall - amazing views and cool hike - we hiked on sand, rocks and dirt, so that was neat. Worth going for sure, but heed the warnings. ;)
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Travelpro56V
    Boston, Massachusetts267 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fairly easy hike with a rewarding views.
    This is a fun an relatively easy hike, leading from a parking lot that can accommodate about 12-15 cars (depending on how creatively you can park a car), downhill to the Salt Bay beach (bring water shoes as it is rocky under the water). After you walk along the beach, the trail continues and is fairly easy going. Then you get to Blue Cobblestone Beach, which is quite spectacular and easier to walk on than you'd think. Past the length of the beach (I would walk along the water where the rocks are a bit smaller) you encounter some large boulders that you have to clamber over. We saw some older people having difficulty and were going on their behinds. As long as you're careful, it isn't too bad. Then the trail sweeps upwards, through a field of cactuses that are something to behold. Definitely climb your way uphill to the end for beautiful vistas. It took us about 2 hours there and back, then a quick dip in the Salt Bay beach (again, bring water shoes!), before heading back uphill to the car.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 2, 2024
  • Lori G
    Noblesville, Indiana18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the view!
    This was a hike well worth the view at the end! Walk across a sandy beach, traverse a rocky beach, then up through trees before the last leg through scrub and cacti. Most of the trail in the hot sun. Take water, wear decent shoes, enjoy the view!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2024
  • MRBR_CT
    Ridgefield, Connecticut41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best hikes on St. John.
    This is a fun hike in St. John. Last year, we did this hike to be at the top of Ram Head before sunset, strongly recommended if you don't mind waking up early. Great views of the moon to the west and the sun rising to the east. This year, we got started on the hike around 8am. From the parking lot, it's around 2.6 miles round trip. We are in reasonably good shape in our 60's and it took us around 1 hour 20 minutes taking our time and taking pictures along the way. Add another 15 minutes at the top of Ram Head so the entire hike should only take a little over 1.5 hours. Note, it gets very hot and there is little shade so the hike will be a lot less enjoyable and likely will take longer if you leave after 8:30 or so. The trail is fairly rocky, lightweight hiking shoes or trail shoes or, at least, running shoes are recommended. Wouldn't do this in sandals.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written February 20, 2024
  • Kelsey P
    San Rafael, California112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful hike but gets hot
    It's a short hike with fabulous views, but it does get hot and has very little shade! Take a lot of water and go early. Hold on to your hat towards the top as it gets very windy. We regret not bringing a bathing suit to take a dip in Salt Pond Beach at the end!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2024
  • Jay M
    Maryland101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice morning hike
    Ram Head Trail is a nice morning hike. About 3.0 miles round trip from where you park. Head to Salt Pond Beach and then follow the trail at the far end of the beach to the right along the rocks. Hike is a low to moderate in difficulty. Can be done in sneakers although hiking shoes maybe better. Follow along to Blue cobblestone Beach walk to the far end to the left and pick up trail again. Great views along the way and at the top. Bring water. Even if you go early ot gets hot!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 15, 2024
  • Dapger
    McKinney, Texas364 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view at the top.
    Wear the right shoes and leave your stuff at the beach. No need to drag it. Take lots of water and wear sunblock. There is very little shade. I would recommend you be in decent shape. Lots of rocks to walk over and it very humid and hot.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written June 7, 2024
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Anne C.
Minneapolis, MN10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Over the years, I have done this hike dozens of times and it never disappoints. It is important to have water, sunblock, and good shoes! The top is well worth it and the clear view and wind make the experience incredibly memorable. While not super challenging for someone who is active, I would not recommend attempting the hike with children under 6.
Written March 20, 2023
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DoorConnie
Ellison Bay, WI18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We signed up for the tour with a park Ranger which was a great way to learn more about the history of this trail. It also gives you the opportunity to take be dropped off and a boat ride back rather than walk back up the trail. The trail down is easy - moderate but going back up would be moderate to hard ( steep at the top). There is also very few places to park your car along the road. Be sure to wear bug spray and sturdy shoes. For the return trip you have to get into a dingy (6-7 people) to get to the boat for the return trip. The return boat ride was fun as the waves were a bit high.
Written March 22, 2020
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LaineO
Greenwood, SC82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I was a little worried about this hike after reading the reviews about it being so hot, rocky, and not good if you are afraid of heights. We arrived at 8:00 am on Jan 15 and we didn't have any problems with the heat. I'm sure if you get there later and it's in the summer, you'll have a problem. It took us 1 hour to get from the Salt Pond parking lot to the top of Rams Head and we took our time stopping to take a lot of pictures and videos. Walking across the rocky Salt Bay beach was daunting but not as hard as it looked. It was also quite beautiful. The hike to the top of Rams Head is not hard. It was super windy the day we went and there are a few spots near the cliff where it's like a crazy wind tunnel. I'm not crazy about heights, but didn't have a problem on this hike. The views are beautiful and the plants are interesting. Don't hesitate to do this hike. It is well worth the drive. And the drive is beautiful.
Written January 16, 2020
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VB G
Richmond, VA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Great little hike. We went at sunrise and that was the right choice bc there’s little coverage on this hike and the sun can beat down! Do as I say and not as I do—-follow the path do not get distracted by goat and deer paths as these are treacherous and although lead to a beautiful vantage point, is not for your casual biker. Def one of our fave parts of the trip and I’m more of a beach bum type.
Written October 31, 2020
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Sharon B
Plymouth, MN5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The hike was relatively easy with hiking boots. The 360 view with sounds of the crashing waves in the background was a great finale. The cacti dotted the landscape on the hills making it even more picturesque. We had fun creating “USVI” with the unique sea shells and rocks from the beach. (see picture). We would recommend this hike.
Written March 7, 2023
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Michelle W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This was a great trail. There are lots of loose rocks so may not be good for people who aren't sure-footed, but otherwise it was awesome. The view at end is so worth it. I would avoid doing it in the middle of the day. There are trees and share on parts of it, but a lot of the trail is not shaded and would get quite hot. I highly recommend tennis shoes, though we did see a few people doing in flip flops so I guess it's doable.
Written April 10, 2022
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Laura L
Hudson, NH1,265 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Nice trail in the morning with beautiful views in all directions. By the time we got back down to Salt Pond bay beach we were READY for a swim/snorkel! Hotttttttt sun as it was pretty exposed out there. Wind was calm so we didn’t get much of a breeze. Loved it
Written April 29, 2023
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Traveler
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Get there early, like no later than 7am, because it's gonna be HOT! But do go, it's a good hike with lots to see. Awesome view from the Ram Head. Easy to follow trail, start at the end of Salt pond beach, go by Salt Pond and work your way up. When you get to the Blue Cobblestone beach, look for the mounds of stones to guide you along the path.
Written August 11, 2020
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Will
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Great views along this hike and neat rock formations. I would recommend going early morning by 9AM to start the hike. It gets hot and sweaty if you are hiking during the heat of the day. We started at 7:30 and it was perfect conditions. It took us around 2 hrs with stopping for pics and taking in scenery.
Written January 18, 2023
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o2blikeHim
Athens, Greece80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It wasn't as treacherous as I thought. We didn't need to bring anything with us but based on other reviews we thought we needed to be prepared. Took a 1/2 an hour to get there. Got a bit worried once we got to the all rock beach as to were we should go. Thankfully, kept walking and saw some people coming down the path which was helpful as there was no way to know as far as I could tell. So go passed two large slate rocks another 10 mins and there is a path with steps up to where the beauty awaits you. It is a bit hidden behind some trees. This was a fun easy hike but I would wear good shoes as there are lots of uneven surfaces.
Written February 9, 2020
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