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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads...

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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Great little hike before you hit the beach

Get dropped off at Cinnamon Beach and cross to the opposite side of the road. I liked seeing the ruins and the signs along the trail were educational. It's a short hike with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Jody B
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High Point, North Carolina, United States

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High Point, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Get dropped off at Cinnamon Beach and cross to the opposite side of the road. I liked seeing the ruins and the signs along the trail were educational. It's a short hike with surprises: wildlife, ruins, crumbling terrace farming walls, and Danish burial crypts. It all used to be open during the Plantation days, but has since been overgrown. Imagine... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful time here! We didn't know we were going on a hike when we left the house or we'd have brought proper shoes, but this one was easy enough for flip flops. Nicely shaded throughout, as well. Who knew we'd come across a couple of old cemeteries along the way? The plantation ruins were... More 

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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a half hour easy hike in the shade. Several informational post along the way. Great place to get some hiking on a tropical island.

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Dallas, TX
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144 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We only had time for one hike and this was perfect. The ruins of the sugar cane factory were so interesting, and when we saw the crypts, well, that was a first on any hike we have ever taken. The loop took us maybe 45 minutes tops, some of us in flip flops. As a bonus, we saw two mongoose... More 

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Hampton Roads, VA
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Especially nice on hot days, nice to walk in the shade and relax. Signs tell of flora and fauna as well as history. Very easy hike.

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Seffner, FL
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71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This review is on the "short" trail, right opposite the parking area for Cinnamon Bay, consisting of manly a wooden boardwalk and some paved paths. This is not a review on the longer trek hike out into the woods. If you have been to STJ a few times you begin to wonder a bit more about the past history of... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It is a challenging trail. You see some beautiful things. But, it is too highly trafficked and tourist know too much about the trail. We like to hike with no other people by us.

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Brooklyn
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I took a taxi to to the top of the hill from Cruz Bay and hiked down to the Cinnamon Bay beach with my wife. It was an easy hike going down and a little slipper in areas. There are not many lookouts, but enjoyable hiking through the thick trees and spotting some small wildlife. We explored the ruins at... More 

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143 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Took a walk through here while we were killing some time prior to an activity. It was a really nice walk, shaded and cool with lots to look at and read. We ended up rushing through the last half of it as the bugs were eating us alive. I would definitely recommend but bring some spray!

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stopped in and felt lucky to find a parking spot in this very popular section of the national park. A large residential area had been created for campers and cottage dwellers with a full cafeteria and place with lockers and restrooms. From here there is a nicely marked trail that both residents and day visitors can use and finish... More 

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