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Hiking in St. John

The Reef Bay Trail

St. John Virgin Islands

Sugar Mills at 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.

Hiking Tips

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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.

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