Tektite Trail

Tektite Hiking Trail

The 0.7-mile Tektite Trail leads up through the dry forest and connects with the old Tektite Road, which was constructed to support the Tektite Project (more on that down below). The trail then follows the ridgeline over three hills and leads to Beehive Cove. Along the way are spur trails to Cabritte Horn point and to the shoreline of … Read more

13 Best St. John Hiking Trails To Explore 2024

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While most visitors associate St. John, USVI, with white sand beaches, there’s so much more to this small island than meets the eye. One thing you might not be aware of is the dozens of hiking trails that can be found throughout the island, especially in the Virgin Islands National Park area.  Going on a … Read more

Francis Bay Trail

Francis Bay Trail

The Francis Bay Trail begins at the parking area at the end of the paved section of Mary Creek Road. The trail passes the ruins of an the old Mary Point Estate House, rises up a hill to a lookout over the Francis Bay Pond, and leads to the north end of the beach. Just … Read more

Leinster Bay Trail

Leinster Bay Trail

The Leinster Bay Trail is a flat 0.8-mile trail that follows the shoreline of Leinster Bay from the end of the paved road beyond the Annaberg Sugar Mill parking lot Leinster Bay Road to the beach at Waterlemon Bay. It takes around half an hour to hike it. The Leinster Bay Trail runs right along the water’s edge … Read more

Ram Head Trail Hiking Guide

Ram Head Trail

The Ram Head Trail (often called the Rams Head) is a 2-mile-long hiking trail in the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John. It’s a popular option in St John despite its moderate challenge as it provides scenic views of the island and other surrounding islands like St Croix. It can be particularly sunny and … Read more

Johnny Horn Trail

Johnny Horn Trail

The Johnny Horn Trail connects the Leinster Bay Trail at the eastern end of the beach at Waterlemon Bay with the historic Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay. The trail is 1.8 miles long and follows the mountain ridge through a dry, upland forest environment. There are some steep hills reaching an approximate elevation of … Read more

Reef Bay Trail Hike

Reef Bay Trail

The Reef Bay Trail begins at Centerline Road, 4.9 miles east of Cruz Bay. The trail runs between Centerline Road and the ruins of the Reef Bay Sugar Factory near the beach at Genti Bay. The well-maintained 2.4-mile trail descends 937 feet from the road to the floor of the Reef Bay Valley. The average hiking time is two hours … Read more

L’Esperance Trail Guide

L’Esperance Trail

The L’Esperance Trail runs between Centerline Road and Reef Bay. The top of the trail can be found at a point about 0.3 miles east of Cathrineberg Road. The foundation of an old house can be seen at the beginning of the road. Park here if you arrive by vehicle. From the Centerline Road intersection, the L’Esperance Road descends the … Read more

Caneel Hill Trail & Margaret Hill Trail

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St John’s Caneel Hill Trail begins in Cruz Bay, about twenty yards past the Mongoose Junction parking lot, and rises to the summit of Caneel Hill. The trail then descends, running along the ridgeline to the saddle, or low point, between Caneel Hill and the next mountain peak, Margaret Hill. From the saddle, the trail … Read more

Turner Point Trail

Turner Point Trail

Here is my experience hiking the Turner Point Trail, which you can use as a reference. Ezius Ashley and I arrived at Haulover Bay on the East End of St. John around noon on Saturday. Ezius is only ten years old but is the best hiker I have ever set out on the off-the-beaten-track trails … Read more