We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“This hike has it all!”
Review of Ram Head Trail

Ram Head Trail
Ranked #12 of 94 things to do in St. John
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“This hike has it all!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Start early and hike up to Ram Head. Enjoy the scenery along the way, then enjoy looking out from the southern-most point on the island. When you're tired of looking at the beautiful views, hike back down to Blue Cobblestone Beach and cool off with a great snorkel. Once you've tired of that great beach, hike back a little more and stop at Salt Pond Bay. Snorkel some more. Then relax on the sandy beach. When you're ready to move again, be sure to hike the short trail to Drunk Bay (enjoying the birdwatching at the salt pond until you get to the bay) where you'll laugh at the "coral art" tucked in every nook and cranny in the rocks. Bring your lunch and water...and don't forget your snorkel gear!

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank macybean
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

263 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    217
    44
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Trumansburg, New York
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best hike on St. John?”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The event coordinator at Maho Bay Camps called this the best hike on St. John. I can't say for certainty that it is, but it was a great hike. Lots of different terrains and great views. Be sure to check out Drunk Bay and the Coral People sculptures, and the bird life at the salt pond.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Mark S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Providence, Rhode Island
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“It's easier than it looks”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

When you arrive at Salt Pond Bay and look at the trail (look up) it seems intimidating but it's only a mile long and is broken up by cobblestone beach. I would suggest doing this first while you still have energy and motivation because once you plunk down on the beach, you won't want to move except to go into the water. There are a couple of sections where it gets a little hairy because it's steep but 3 steps later you're back on normal trail path. The views as you get closer to the end is unbelievable and I think even better than when you get to the end itself. Plenty of people do this trail including seniors and people with babies strapped to them like a backpack, so it's not that hard. Do the trail, there isn't much else to do at Salt Pond. And wear something that is strapped onto your feet like Teva's or Keens. I wore flip flops and it made the hike a bit challenging than it had to be.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank jtkappa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hanover, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice hike to gorgeous view”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Loved the entire hike--lots of interesting things to experience along the way.
Brain coral as part of the hiking trail--only in the Virgins! Also lots of interesting cactus varieties, lizards, and hermit crabs on the trail.
Led past a blue pebble beach with spectacular snorkeling to the right--go out to the point and back.
Great vistas of both sides of this peninsula, and at the top--a spectacular view. Well worth the hike.
The local tradition at the top is to create your own rock sculpture. (You'll see plenty along the way.)
Wear sturdy shoes, Tevas are OK, but sneakers are better.
Bring at least a bottle of water per person.
Bring snorkel gear and cameras.
Hike in the morning or when it is cooler.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Kathy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Excellent Hike”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Hiking to Ram's Head is worth the effort. Along the way you will come to Blue Cobblestone Beach with excellent snorkeling. The view from Ram's Head cannot be beat on a clear day. It takes while with plenty of up and downs of the trail. Take water and don't wear flip flops. Views are amazing!

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank BandBinPA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ram Head Trail also viewed

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Cruz Bay, St. John
 
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
 

Been to Ram Head Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing