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Address: Rte. 10, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-776-6201
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This 2.2-mile hiking trail is one of the best on St. John: descend through...

This 2.2-mile hiking trail is one of the best on St. John: descend through a shady, moist forest and a dry forest, through visible remains of four sugar mills, pass by pre-Columbian petroglyphs, and end at a beautiful, pristine beach.

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Nice hike, great guide - but wear old shoes!

We have hiked on our own very little on St John, preferring on most trips to spend our time snorkeling, but we are very glad we did this hike with the National Park Service... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jill M
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Decatur, Georgia
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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have hiked on our own very little on St John, preferring on most trips to spend our time snorkeling, but we are very glad we did this hike with the National Park Service. First, the guide from the NPS was wonderful - funny, smart and willing to answer all of our questions (thanks, Deanna!) Second, we enjoyed the boat... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the hike yesterday. It was gray and cloudy when we started. Halfway through the hike, we got a monsoon. The trail quickly became a creek, and was difficult to navigate. The waterfall was flowing like I had never seen it before. It was worth the hike down just to see the waterfall. We enjoyed it. It was hard... More 

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Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the reef bay trail along with several of our friends. The Guide was very informative. Nice boat ride back to the visitor's center in Cruz Bay - well worth the $40.00 per person. Need to make reservations ahead of time online - we reserved about 2 months ahead

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great hike! We did the guided hike with the Park Service and it was great. The boat ride back to Cruz Bay was certainly worth it (and better than hiking all the way back uphill). The only way to avoid the hike back is to pay for the guided hike.

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Brevard, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful hike, fun taste testing the medicinal and flavorful leafs and learning about how the local plants were used for anything from sustenance to making pot scrubbers. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept the hike interesting and informative. The hike was rocky but not strenuous at all. The boat ride back was welcomed as the hike back would have... More 

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Fort Portal, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this long hike that ends at the beach. The sugar mill ruins are an interesting look at the island's history. It's worth taking the side trail to the waterfall. We saw deer and lots of crabs. The last leg of the hike going back uphill is rough and sweat inducing- but we made it. Bring plenty of water!

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I hiked this trail yesterday! It had some challenging terrain especially at the beginning and end. The trail is approximately just over 2 miles one way. It was mostly downhill at the beginning but then flattened out. We saw deer, a mongoose, and many hermit crabs along the way. At the end of the trail you will... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

First of all bring plenty of water, camel backs are highly recommended, and good hiking shoes. This was one of the best if not the best thing we did on ST John. Great scenery, cool trees. The sugar ruins were amazing and great history. Hermit crabs everywhere at the ruins [ we loved this because we have hermit crabs is... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We woke one morning to rain and clouds so decided to do this hike. The first half is all downhill. We saw lots of deer and crabs. Amazing how different the hills and flat land are. Bring plenty of water if you are hiking this trail back out as it is uphill and hot!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

It was a great exercise hike! The petroglyphs were OK. Yes only ok. There are only about 4 or 5 petroglyphs and they're very faded. Water fall is neat. You cannot swim in water! Absolutely no chance. Stagnant water and nasty! Trail is fun great exercise we did not make it down to sugar mill but fun trail!

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