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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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nice covered hike, not too much to see except the ruins and beach at the base

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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New Britain, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Located right across the road from the entrance to Cinnamon Bay Campground this is a perfect 30-45 minute introduction to the flora, fauna and history of the island. And the lower section is handicap accessible because of terrific ramping.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I thought this was deffinately worth the little time it took to go through it. It's a lovely walk through the forest and has lots of signposts explaining the various ruins and trees. Don't miss it if you have a little time to explore.

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Connecticut
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110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

There is a very short self-guided nature trail across the road from Cinn Bay, and a long hike up to Centerline Road (one mile each way) - this review is about the long hike. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by it. Yes, it only goes to Centerline Road (there is a VITRAN bus stop at the end) and... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This 1/2 mile hike is located across the street from Cinnamon Bay camp ground. There are ruins of a sugar mill plus a few of the houses, a cemetery, and informative signs detailing the animals, plants, and ruins you are viewing. It is an easy hike with lots of beautiful trees. Part of the hike is wheelchair accessible.

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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Virgin Islands National Park

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