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Reef Bay Trail

Rte. 10, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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The Views are Amazing!

This was over a 4 mile hike. Bring lots of water. The walk back out is a killer. We should have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcia A
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South China, Maine
Step back in time

Loved this ranger led hike through the national park. Our ranger, Golda, was amazing! She was a... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
lisa m
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Arlington, Virginia
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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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“guided hike” (39 reviews)
“great hike” (71 reviews)
“boat ride” (57 reviews)
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Rte. 10, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was over a 4 mile hike. Bring lots of water. The walk back out is a killer. We should have picked a cooler day to do it. Seen lots of nature. The falls was just a little more then a trickle but still very...More

Thank Marcia A
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this ranger led hike through the national park. Our ranger, Golda, was amazing! She was a native of the island and so knowledgeable of its history, customs, plants and trees. Golda brought along fruits from the trees we saw and we were able to...More

Thank lisa m
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

A very quiet and peaceful Hike in the summer months. Make sure you allow time in your day to swim and snorkel before heading back up to the top. If you are opting out of having the boat pick you up at the end, please...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Park your car at the trailhead and head down. The trail down is steep but easy to manage. Along the way there are markers for tree species and ruins. A side trip to the petroglyphs is worth doing. At the end is a ruin of...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

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
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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

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Shannon_FL
14 May 2017|
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Response from Angel9266 | Reviewed this property |
No, you need to hike to the Trial Head.
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cttravelgal
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. :)
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