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Reef Bay Trail

Rte. 10, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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Hike through the jungle

We enjoyed getting to walk through a part of the island that we mainly only drove through which was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairfield, Ohio
Not for the weak of heart.

This trail has an elevation change from 1,1,00 ft down to sea level and then back up. Be prepared... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn B
Fenton, Missouri, United States
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Rte. 10, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed getting to walk through a part of the island that we mainly only drove through which was the mountainous jungle. It was very warm and went in the morning. We walked only down to the Petroglyphs and back up since we wanted to...More

Thank markhadaya
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail has an elevation change from 1,1,00 ft down to sea level and then back up. Be prepared for heat and humidity. Carry water and snacks. It is a great hike but took up most of our 1 day trip to St. John. There...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Park Service offers this fabulous hike from the middle of the island (you are ferried there by a taxi service) hike down through the various biomes on the island with frequent stops to share what you are seeing. About 2/3rds of the way...More

Thank PamK1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I walked this trail and loved the entire round trip! The last half mile up the hill was brutal but we did it! We stopped to see the petroglyphs and weren't disappointed ~ even saw hummingbirds flying around the rocks. We also...More

Thank Jennie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the NPS led hike. It has a taxi there and a boat back. Saves having to walk back up. The guide Golda did a good job explaining the trees and plants. There are neat ruins in reef bay. The lunch was at the...More

1  Thank das702017
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

After hiking Ram Head the day before, this was a much easier and less strenuous hike, especially since we opted for the NPS guided tour. Still, don't underestimate the need for supportive footwear and fluids. We enjoyed the park ranger's insights, and the member of...More

1  Thank Catrunner77
Reviewed 10 June 2017

A great hike that is right around 6 miles round trip and right at 1000 feet in elevation. The sugar mill and beach at the end of the trail are amazing. The waterfall only runs right after a rain according to the locals, however the...More

2  Thank aaronkch
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is well-worth the extra money and advanced sign up. Plus it gets you to the National Park Visitor's Center in Cruz Bay, an interesting collection of exhibits. Our ranger (Alanna) was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A fairly easy hike (a few rocky areas to...More

3  Thank TravelMom058_10
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is a "must do" activity. Be aware that the hiking is medium difficulty and I recommend that you bring hiking poles. They provide hiking sticks at the US Park Welcome Center. The briefing at the beginning of the trail was very good and our...More

1  Thank colbox
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The best and longest hike on the island with great side trips to explore nature and culture. The trail is in excellent condition.

Thank tetonamy
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14 May 2017|
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Response from Angel9266 | Reviewed this property |
No, you need to hike to the Trial Head.
26 April 2017|
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Response from Angel9266 | Reviewed this property |
It's in the visitor center. When you get off the ferry, you can drive to it within 5-8 mins. Make your reservations as early as possible. The tour is pretty popular and informative. Have fun. :)