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Hiking in St. John
The Reef Bay Trail
Hiking in St. John is a wonderful experience you will surely want to include on your list of stuff to do on your trip! One of the most unique attributes of St. John is the Virgin Islands National Park, which covers approximately 60% of the Island. Each year, about 500,00 people visit the park. The park is spread out on 14,737 acres and has 22 unique hiking trails to choose from. One of the most popular trail is the Reef Bay Trail.
The Reef Bay Trail is the toughest of them all. It’s a 2.6 mile hike from the starting point on Centerline Road to the beach at Reef Bay. Hiking down to the beach is not too bad, but the hike back up is a little challenging! It is one of the most popular trails on the island. As you are hiking you’ll enjoy the lush vegetation, historic sugar cane plantation ruins and the beautiful Reef Bay Beach.
Bring plenty of water
Pack a couple snacks like granola bars
Bring a small first aid kit with you
Check the weather forecast the day of your hike
Have a compass & map of the area with you
Learn what plants will be in the region that you need avoid
Always let someone know where you’re going & when you plan to return
To learn more about the Reef Bay Trail and other trails on St. John check out the National Park Service.