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Bordeaux Mountain Trail

The landscape of the island of St. John is filled to the brim with mountains, jungle, and shoreline that have long captivated the minds and imaginations of travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Those with a heart for outdoor adventure find this vacation destination just as wonderful for lounging on the beach as it is for taking to the many trails that maze across its terrain. Whether you’re a novice hiker or an outdoor enthusiast looking for a new challenge when it comes to trekking, St. John provides the pathways that cut through waterfalls, ruins, and access to wildlife that you’ve been craving. While there are several trails worth trying out, Bordeaux Mountain Trail should always top the list of adventures waiting to be had.

Take to the Trail with Enthusiasm

Both the beauty and thrill of a trek along Bordeaux Mountain Trail lies in its location within the heart of the Virgin Islands National Park. This scenic and serene pathway provides hikers with unsurpassed views, rocky terrain, and picturesque vantage points that beg to be photographed upon arrival. Exciting elevation changes carry you on foot from rocky paths to views of the brilliant blue sea below with only a short distance between the two. Lameshur Bay is a stunning sight from above and one that hikers are thrilled to encounter from one of the best St. John trails.

Preparing for Your Adventure on St. John Trails

While the Bordeaux Mountain Trail is accessible to hikers of all ages and abilities, it’s steep and rocky terrain makes it more suitable for semi-experienced to advanced hikers and the proper footwear is always required to take on this challenging path. When you’re planning on hiking the Bordeaux Mountain Trail, be sure to take plenty of water for the journey as this path is short on shade until you reach the summit. Head out early in the morning to avoid the crowds that inevitably flood the trail during high tourism season and especially mid-day. Canine companions are more than welcome on the trail as long as they are leashed for your exciting hike.

Stay and Savor the Stay

When it comes to a great getaway, let the team at Cimmaron St. John handle the stress of booking your accommodations so you can get out and make the most of all the island fun waiting for you! Our team is happy to help handle the details to make sure you’re settled in a home away from home that provides the comforts you need with the luxury you deserve. Contact us today for more information on our portfolio of properties and to begin planning your next trip!

What You’ll See Along the Bordeaux Mountain Trail

St. John is truly a tropical paradise, with pristine natural vegetation and wildlife along sandy white beaches and stunning waterfront views. Incredible landscapes stretch out for miles and turn from land into sea, making 1,277-foot-tall Bordeaux Mountain an amazing vantage point. This towering St. John mountain is a famous island destination, and can be reached by hiking the Bordeaux Mountain Trail. Discover a taste of nature on your hike up Bordeaux Mountain on St. John and enjoy the lush trailside vegetation on your way there!

Find out more about all of the great hiking trails on St. John, from the Reef Bay Trail to the Bordeaux Mountain Trail, when you read our Blog. It features some great information on all the wonderful activities and attractions you can enjoy during your stay with CimmaronStJohn!

Hiking the Bordeaux Mountain Trail

To ascend Bordeaux Mountain on St. John, USVI, you must begin at Little Lameshur Bay on the south coast of the island. Here, you will discover the starting point of the Bordeaux Mountain Trail. A short dirt road leads to a small parking and picnic area, alongside the beach, and from there, the 1.8-mile hike begins. Walk along a rough, sun-exposed access road before a sign directs you onto a more shaded trail. Pass geologic survey markers and enter an overgrown tropical forest as you get closer to your destination. Another mile of hiking will bring you to the Bordeaux Mountain Road, which leads to an unmarked use trail to get to the very top. The forest canopy hides most of the views at the peak, but this rewarding summit will bring you much closer to St. John nature!

Expect To Go Off the Beaten Path

The Bordeaux Mountain Trail is not for the faint of heart. This more difficult hike features a steep, rocky climb that will need good shoes and balance to master. The challenging trail includes some great South Shore views on the way up, although the surrounding vegetation is a stunning feature all to itself. Though the trail is marked, it is not quite as clearly landscaped as some of the other island trails. Be sure you can manage the difficulty if you plan to take on Bordeaux Mountain and be cautious of slippery slopes if it has just rained!

Island Breezes + Caribbean Tropicana

Though the peak doesn’t offer the most stunning of views, Bordeaux Mountain offers something else entirely. It offers your chance to be a part of St. John nature. As you ascend this beautiful mountain, you will discover warm breezes flowing through the vegetation and sneak peeks of Caribbean blue among the tree branches. The Bordeaux Mountain Trail will take you into the heart of St. John wildlife, away from the popular beaches and coastal attractions. It will take you to an authentic slice of lesser-travelled paradise that will make you feel as though you have truly experienced the island’s majesty!

Stay Nearby at the Maison Miele Villa

One of our properties closest to the Bordeaux Mountain Trail is the Maison Miele Villa. This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom stone vacation home is located at the spectacular waterfront setting of Sabbat Point. This fabulous villa offers a private pool, beautiful garden, and all the modern amenities you could ask for. Walls of windows overlook the Caribbean Sea, and a constant trade wind breeze tickles the porch. Stretch out a hammock in the garden or laze on a chaise in the sun by the pool for incredible relaxation that you can’t quite experience anywhere else!