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Hiking on St. Thomas

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Hiking on St. Thomas

Quick question for the experts:

We usually vacation of St. John because we love hiking and nature. We especially love hiking to deserted beaches and exploring. Is there anything like this on St. Thomas? We are taking a much shorter trip this spring so want to try out St. Thomas.


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1. Re: Hiking on St. Thomas

I'd recommend VIEcotours' Hassel Island tour:


Magens Bay has a wonderful hiking trail easy/medium difficulty. You can do it by yourself or go see the chap who runs the kayak concession as he offers a combined kayak and guided trail tour - a good idea if you really want to learn about the native flora and fauna along the way!

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2. Re: Hiking on St. Thomas

The hike to deserted beaches on STT has a considerable steep grade component but there are a few stunning beach destinations.

Njelteberg - accessible by 4WD as well.

Botany - absolutely beautiful and mostly paved but restricted vehicle access.

Stumpy - drivable 1/2 way down and then a fairly pleasant hike.

Santa Maria - a steep gated cow path

Perseverance - bring a machete, the name says it all.

These are all deserted, pack water and food, wear real shoes and leave for the hike up long before sundown.

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3. Re: Hiking on St. Thomas

I used VI Ecotours a couple of years ago and had a great time. We did the snorkel/kayak/hiking tour.

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4. Re: Hiking on St. Thomas

Thanks for the info - localsailor, is there a map of these trails anywhere?

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5. Re: Hiking on St. Thomas

There's no hiking trail map. There are a few guides who offer excursions to hike perseverance which is a fairly challenging hike with lots of rocks to climb over.

There's also a hiking trail at Magens.

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