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Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Great spot to learn history of the island!

Very well preserved plantation ruins. Good signage and most of the trail is paved and relatively... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort lauderdale, fl
via mobile
Two hikes, one easy the other not so easy

The small Nature Loop trail is quite easy and basically takes you around the ruins of a Danish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ohio
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well preserved plantation ruins. Good signage and most of the trail is paved and relatively flat so it's accessible to everyone. There is ample parking directly across the road at Cinnamon Bay beach. There is also a small museum showing archeological finds from the...More

Thank Kikibeanbag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small Nature Loop trail is quite easy and basically takes you around the ruins of a Danish plantation. Lots of birds and lizards to see and plaques with information about the plantation and the inhabitant's lives and hardships. The second hike, to the left...More

Thank swarnock02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is a difficult trail to climb. The first part of the trail is very steep. I recommend going up only a few feet finding a rock to rest do it again and again until you catch your breath. About halfway up there is...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This trail is best suited for families with young children or for those wanting to just do a short, fairly easy hike. Trail took me <30 min.

Thank nphiker15
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The .5 mile loop as amazing! It gave great details on the colonial and plantation period of the island. The cinnamon bay trail was a nice uphill hike through some cool jungle and had a nice place overlooking the bay. If you're crunched for time...More

Thank travilingpilot
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

When I say cool I mean that it is a nice hike through the woods without the sun beating down on you. You can either do it as a loop starting at Cinnamon Bay or do a half circle up from the Bay or down...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Pretty area with ruins of sugar processing area and old cemetery. Lots of lizards and bird. Easy hike.

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We were dropped off at the trail head on Center Line Road, which meant our hike to Cinnamon Bay was nearly all downhill. It was an ok hike, but there were a lot of tree roots and loose rocks to watch out for. There were...More

Thank brand763
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Easy self-guided walk through a sugar mill ruins and some woods. every few hundred feet is a sign giving some information about the area or some bit of the history. very interesting and worthwhile.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Across the road from the Cinnamon Bay Beach parking lot are the ruins of the Sugar Mill which operated 300 years ago when the sugarcane industry dominated the island. The National Park has created a boardwalk style elevated trail in the ruins area. The trail...More

3  Thank CyndyandByron
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