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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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We love learning about the places we visit. We took the National Park Guided trip on Reef Bay (make reservations in advance - we lucked out and got 3 spaces at last minute - but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Covington, Washington
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Covington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love learning about the places we visit. We took the National Park Guided trip on Reef Bay (make reservations in advance - we lucked out and got 3 spaces at last minute - but it was off season). This hike is bout 2.5 miles and fairly steep in places. Bring water. It is hot. The Park Guide stops often... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This trail is not an easy one to hike back up from the Reef Bay and Sugar Mill ruins at the bottom. Be prepared for at least 2 1/2 hours and take some water in a small backpack. It is truly a beautiful hike with alot of markers explaining the vegetation. The Reef Bay once you get to the bottom... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We walked down to the Petroglyphs, hot and humid, not too bad on the way down, really rough coming back up. I recommend the hike with the park ranger where they get you with a boat for the ride back. Not fun coming up, do it when it is cooler in the morning. Neat to see the Petroglyphs up close.

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Colorado USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, moderately strenuous hike with a bit of history at the bottom of the hill to explore. Bring water. It's humid.

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Gainesville, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this hike. Along with the beaches, it is for a me a defining memory of St. John. It's a small bonus that it's the closest thing I get to exercise when I'm hear, too :-) We did the hike this year with myself, my wife and my three kids, ages 10, 7 and 7. It's a hard hike... More 

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to the Virgin Islands you have to do this. One with nature. Bring water, comfortable shoes and high energy snack and you are good to go. If want a wholesome experience, book the trip with the National Park. You will be educated and above all you will not have to hike back up. A boat will take... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

You need reservations, made through the National Park headquarters in Cruz Bay. $40/ person. This I s a long hike, all down hill. Bused from the Park Headquarters. The Ranger guide provided interesting and detailed descriptions of the trees, animals and ruins. And helped us avoid the wasp nests on the trail. The trip includes a short side venture to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We did the ranger-guided hike, which is well worth the money. They drive you to the top of the trail, and then you hike the several miles all downhill, then they pick you up in a boat at the bottom to bring you back. The trail itself is amazing, you're nearly all the time out of the sun, under the... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Great hike. we went down and back. Make sure you have plenty of water, good shoes and snacks. The bay is a bit rock too so water shoes would be helpful.

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Andover, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Interesting info posted as you hike through the tropical rain forrest. We saw deer, birds, HERMIT CRABS, a million or so lizards, mongoose, plantation ruins, springfed pools and monkey-faced petroglyphs. Trail head wasn't easy to find — passed it twice before finding it. The climb back definitely had us out-of-breath, soaked in sweat and our thighs burning, but a great... More 

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