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Address: Rte. 10, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: 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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A fun and educational day away from the beach

The Reef Bay Trail Can be done on your own or with a guide from the National Park Service. If you go on your own, you will park to the side of the road near the trailhead and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
cubfanjim
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Reef Bay Trail Can be done on your own or with a guide from the National Park Service. If you go on your own, you will park to the side of the road near the trailhead and hike three miles downhill. And up again. If you go with the NPS, you will pay $40, every penny worth it. Not... More 

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a long hike and all uphill on the return visit. Hoped to join the National Park Service for the guided hike and a boat ride but it was full so decided to go on our own. Started out about 7 am to avoid the heat as much as possible. Hike down was great. Petroglyphs are worth the small... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hike that includes Petroglyphs and the ruins of a sugar mill. Bring plenty of water and leave yourself time it is mostly uphill on the return which may challenge a hiker used to flat trails.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved the hike through the NPS so that we could catch the boat ride back. The hike itself was long, but doable and not overly strenuous (it's all downhill!). Very interesting as we learned about the various plants, trees and animals/insects along the way. Toward the end, we stopped at the petroglyphs and had lunch. Bring lots of water... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a place like St John, where there are generally no bargains, this was the best thing we did for such a reasonable price. Through the Nat'l Park Visitor's center which is right in little Cruz Bay we signed up in advance for a guided tour with Ranger Deanna (and Isaiah). It was $40 pp, which included free parking at... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reef bay trail is fun but can be a little tough if you aren't in good shape. See the petroglyphs and tons of wildlife. Make sure to walk all legs of the trail. Bring plenty of water and snacks.

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Thank ROEFIRE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the NPS-guided tour. We saw a just-born fawn curled up alongside an old ruin/wall! Enjoyed the snacks we brought to eat at the petroglyphs. Glad we brought sunscreen, but the trail was more shaded than we anticipated. Also glad we borrowed the walking sticks from the NPS office (it wasn’t a difficult hike, but it was mentally reassuring... More 

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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the trail down to the old Mill (really cool) stopped at the petroglyphs along the way. Was disappointed that the waterfall was dried up but it was still neat seeing the petroglyphs. We went down genti beach trail on the way back up, beautiful beach! Nice and secluded! We also went down lameshur trail, all up hill but... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great trial and we hiked it with the aid of a volunteer from the national Park Service. In my opinion the pays guided trial hike is the way to go. the Parker Service volunteers are great and explained. A bunch of what we saw in the trail. The guided trail hike is a one way trip, Down... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had such a great time hiking this trail. My boyfriend and I visited St. John on July 2 to hike and beach. We did not hike all the way down to the beach...turned around to go back at the Petroglyphs. It was a rainy day so perfect for hiking with a cool breeze and crisp, refreshing smell. We met... More 

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