The Caribbean: A Walking & Hiking Guide
by Leonard M. Adkins (Hunter Publishing)
© 1998 Leonard M. Adkins/Hunter Publishing. All Rights Reserved.
On my caribbean cruise I had a chance to pop over to St. Johns for a quick 1/2 day hike. I must admit made my own trail along the edge of the state park and up a river but I had a great time! If your interested in seeing my pics or a video of my journey in St. Johns USVI, you can see it on my website www.hikingcampingtrails.com
Nice easy hikes around the island.
The trail from Cruz Bay to Caneel Bay is easy and pleasant. Don't bother with the $5 bus.
The trail from the central road down to Reef Bay is a pleasant down hill through dramatic trees to a lovely little beach. The side-trail to the petroglyphs is easy and interesting. Walking around the old sugar plantation yields a sense of the old plantation. The hike back up is somewhat strenuous, and it is difficult to catch a bus back to town - book one before descending or book the boat back with the park service.
There is a nice little trail up to an old sugar mill from Denis Bay beach. Views from the top are excellent.
Pleasant hike through the Caribbean woods down to a beautiful secluded beach. Downhill easy-- nice NPARK signs on specimen trees etc. -- recommend go right oversmall hill to beach area on the right side at bottom (right before sugar mill ruins). Baby sharks patrolling beach were cool. The last 1/2 mile of the uphill is strenous and warm.
Nat Park service offers guided tour with boat return so no uphill climb.
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