The Virgin Islands National Park on St. John offers an assortment of unique hiking trails. You can find an enjoyable 30 minute stroll through a shady forest or an invigorating full day hike.
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Ram Head Trail

 
5.0 (3)

Ram Head Trail

Southside
1.8 Miles Moderate

This trail begins at the south end of Salt Pond Bay Beach. This rocky trail leads to a blue...

Caneel Hill Trail

 
4.4 (2)

Caneel Hill Trail

Northside
4.8 Miles Difficult

This trail joins Cruz Bay with Northshore Road entrance to Caneel Bay. The trail leads up to a scenic...

Reef Bay Trail

 
4.0 (1)

Reef Bay Trail

Southside
4.2 Miles Challenging

This trail begins on Centerline Road. The trail descends 937 feet through a shady forest. There is a variety...

Cinnamon Bay Trail

 
3.8 (2)

Cinnamon Bay Trail

Northside
2 Miles Moderate

This trail begins around 100 yards east of the entrance to Cinnamon Bay Campground. This forested trail leads up...

Petroglyph Trail

 
4.8 (3)

Petroglyph Trail

Southside
0.46 Miles Moderate

This trail starts 1.5 miles down the Reef Bay trail. Mysterious rock carvings are located at the end of...

Lind Point Trail

 
4.2 (3)

Lind Point Trail

Northside
2.2 Miles Easy

This trail connects the National Park Visitor Center in Cruz bay with Honeymoon Beach and Caneel Bay. The trail...

Bordeaux Mountain Trail

 
3.9 (2)

Bordeaux Mountain Trail

Southside
2.4 Miles Difficult

This is a steep, open to the sun trail. It connects the shady Bordeaux Mountain Road with Lameshur Bay...

Cinnamon Bay Self-Guiding Trail

 
4.4 (4)

Cinnamon Bay Self-Guiding Trail

Northside
0.5 Miles Easy

This trail passes through sugar plantation ruins and forested areas. Placards and signs along the trail indicate historical and...

Leinster Bay Trail

 
5.0 (3)

Leinster Bay Trail

Northside
1.6 Miles Easy

The trail follows the old Danish Road eastward along the shore from the Annaberg picnic area to Waterlemon Bay....

Francis Bay Trail

 
3.7 (1)

Francis Bay Trail

Northside
1.6 Miles Easy

This trail begins at the west end of the Mary Creek road. The trail passes through a dry forest...

Brown Bay Trail

 
4.1 (3)

Brown Bay Trail

East End
3.2 Miles Challenging

The National Park cautions that this trail is NOT maintained! The trail begins from the ridge 0.7 miles out...

Peace Hill

 
4.3 (2)

Peace Hill

Northside
0.2 Miles Moderate

This short trail leads to a scenic grassy flat overlook with an old sugar mill tower. A road/parking area...

Drunk Bay Trail

 
4.2 (3)

Drunk Bay Trail

Southside
0.25 Miles Easy

This trail begins at the south end of Salt Pond Bay Beach and turns to the east along the...

Europa Bay Trail

 
4.3 (1)

Europa Bay Trail

Southside
0.5 Miles Moderate

There are two trails that lead to Europa Bay area. Coming from the Reef Bay Trail on the Lameshur...

Annaberg School Area

 
3.3 (3)

Annaberg School Area

Northside
0.2 Miles Easy

This trail leads to ruins of one of the Caribbean's oldest public school houses. The school offers great views...

Lameshur Bay Trail

 
4.6 (3)

Lameshur Bay Trail

Southside
3 Miles Moderate

This trail connects Lameshur Bay with Reef Bay trail. The hiking is through dry, open forest. 1.2 miles from...

Salt Pond Bay Trail

 
4.0 (2)

Salt Pond Bay Trail

Southside
0.5 Miles Moderate

This trail begins at the parking area 3.9 miles south of Coral Bay. The trail leads down to Salt...

Water Catchments Trail

 
3.7 (1)

Water Catchments Trail

Northside
1.6 Miles Challenging

This trail leads between Centerline Road and Northshore Road. The trail joins the Caneel Hill trail over a portion...

Turtle Point Trail

 
0.0 (0)

Turtle Point Trail

Northside
0.6 Miles Easy

Trail begins at the north end of the Caneel Bay Plantation. Hikers on this trail should enter the property...

Johnny Horn Trail

 
3.3 (1)

Johnny Horn Trail

East End
3.6 Miles Moderate

This trail begins at Waterlemon Bay and crosses the ridges southward to the paved road at Emmaus Moravian Church...

Caneel Hill Spur Trail

 
3.8 (1)

Caneel Hill Spur Trail

Northside
0.8 Miles Challenging

This trail starts from Lind Point trail. It crosses Northshore Road at an overlook of Cruz bay and Caneel...

Yawzi Point Trail

 
5.0 (1)

Yawzi Point Trail

Southside
0.6 Miles Easy

This trail leads from Little Lameshur Bay Road through thorny vegetation to isolated coves.

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How to Determine Hiking Difficulty

Easy

Hiking
  • Little Gain
  • Short Distance
  • Fair Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Moderate

Hiking
  • Moderate Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Challenging

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Difficult

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Longer Distance
  • Excellent Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Use a Map

Hiking on St. John is a popular activity that lets you enjoy the tropical outdoors. We recommend using the St. John Trail Bandit Hiking Map/Guide to plan your hikes. 

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Hiking Tips

  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return. Avoid hiking or swimming alone.
  • Allow for sufficient time to explore, swim and rest.
  • Remain on park trails – some trails cross private property, do not trespass into private property.
  • Wear cool clothing, comfortable walking shoes. Sandals are not recommended. Sneakers are your best option.
  • Protect yourself against the sun and insects.
  • Bring water and snacks.
  • Do not leave items or garbage on the trails. Make sure you leave with all the items you brought with you.
  • Do not remove anything from the park property; this includes but is not limited to shells, rocks, artifacts, flowers, plants and animals.
  • Pace yourself to prevent fatigue. Watch footing on wet rocks and trails made rough and slippery at times by heavy rainfall.
  • Do not eat unknown fruits, nuts or berries. Some plants and fruits are poisonous and can cause allergic reactions. Do not touch unfamiliar plants. Avoid handling or picking plant life that may harbor stinging insects, cause rashes, scratches or skin punctures. Many plants have thorns beware, look but don’t touch. Some ground covering shrubs cause severe itching – it is in your best interest to stay on trails.
  • Do not climb on fragile historic structures. Leave artifacts in place.
  • Hike early and return early.
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