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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.
All reviews guided hike great hike boat ride park service hermit crabs sugar mill centerline road bring lots of water rum factory small waterfall plantation ruins miles round trip national park plants and trees st john visitor's center flora and fauna
We took the 7am ferry from St Thomas and arrived at the trail about 745. The hike down was fine. I noticed that many folks hiked to the petroglyphs and then turned around and headed back up. It’s not that much farther to the Sugar...More
This is a fantastic hike, we went down to the beach and there is literally nobody there. The snorkeling was fantastic. And the hike out was a great way to burn off some Bud Lights. I would highly recommend this moderately strenuous hike as a...More
This is our second time doing this trail, first one was in 2010, it was much easier on the trail at that time but there still plenty of shade to rest under. Love looking at the petroglyphs and the waterfall about 45 minutes in. We...More
We actually took a boat charter and Reef Bay was one of our chosen stops. We swam in from the boat, carrying shoes and towels etc in dry bags. We then hiked from the bottom to the ruins and on to the petroglyphs. The waterfall...More
This hike can be strenuous coming back out so plan appropriately. Also, it is best to do this early in the morning. I have normally started around 7:00 or 8:00 a.m. Because of the hurricane, there is much less foliage cover. It is starting to...More
I loved this trail. It had many neat markers and lots of hermit crabs! We went to the petroglyphs and waterfall also, and that was still cool even with the waterfall being only a trickle. Going up was definitely more difficult however. If you are...More
We did the trail from centerline road to the bottom and back. We saw the petroglyphs (adds approx 0.45 miles) and a small waterfall as well as the sugar mill and the beach at the end. There are signs directing you to the petroglyphs which...More
The Reef Bay Trail makes for a great day trip. Bring lots of water, a hat, and good walking shoes. You can also bring a picnic lunch- but pack light. The flora and fauna is beautiful along the trail, and there are some interesting ruins...More