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Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation ruins, tropical landscapes and scenic views of the Caribbean Sea.
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The longer cinnamon bay trail is iffy at best. Granted, I did it in the pouring rain and heat. Very slippery when wet, and it doesn't lead to any ruins, so I'd say it's not worth it. Just do the short hike to see the ruins near the campground, then go do another hike elsewhere.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Cinnamon Bay Loop is approximately 0.5 miles long and is right next to the road at the parking lot to Cinnamon Bay Beach. It begins as a boardwalk thru and near Sugar Mill ruins. Amazing history. There are signs to explain what the buildings did in their day. Then the board walks ends to a dirt path past 2... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was a level trail through the jungle, across the street from the entrance to Cinnamon Bay Campground. We came across lots of remnants of the sugar plantation trade & old graves!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

we did the self-guided tour which was short and easy. we also did the longer trail up hill. it was a very hot day so it was a little tuff but we love a good workout so we enjoyed it. there are spots along the way where you can see a great view of the ocean. we stopped at the... More 

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Tx
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As with the Annaberg Ruins just up the road, the Cinnamon Bay Nature Trails is a nice change of pace from the beaches. I appreciated the plaques set up to explain what purposes the buildings once had and it made it easier to imagine what it would have once looked like (there's even a small graveyard there). We didn't have... More 

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Hampton Roads, VA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a wonderful hike for those seeking and calm, easy hike. It goes around the Cinnamon Bay ruins through the woods and back around to the ruins. The are placcards along the way describing trees, history, and wildlife. It is a cool hike mostly under the shade of the forrest.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The trail is only about half mile long and is not strenuous. You can see the ruins of an old sugar mill. There are lots of informational signs along the trail. We saw 4 deer. At the end there is a couple of papaya trees which had fruit hanging on them.

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MetroWest Boston
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you only have a short time interval for a hike, I would highly recommend the Cinnamon Bay Loop Trail. It starts across from Cinnamon Bay Beach and there a few parking spots right near it. It is relatively flat and winds by many scenic spots. Be sure to take your camera so you can catch shots of the ruins,... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I did this hike while on a cruise in December and I really enjoyed the quiet and the atmosphere. You will see some neat ruins, and a great short hike that will give you time to explore the other areas of St. John.

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Gaylord, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We took a taxi to the start of the trail, $20 for 3 people. it was a maybe 15 min or so from Cruz Bay, kind of windy up hill ride. The trail says about 45 min to walk down & that's about right, pretty sure it said 1.5 miles, not positive on distance. It's all down hill. We almost... More 

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