St. John features a stunning tropical landscape, from white sand beaches to lush green hills stretching for miles across the island. When you visit, there will be plenty of outdoor activities for you to enjoy and appreciate. One of our favorite ways to see the island is to go on a hiking adventure. There are several trails on the island with stunning views that will fully immerse you into the beautiful scenery. The Cinnamon Bay Trail is one of these, featuring a 1.1-mile forested route for you to explore. Discover more about this favorite choice of St. John hiking trails and what you will discover along the way!
For more outdoor escapades on St. John, read our Hiking Guide. It offers some great outfitters for guided hikes, including St. John Beach Bum and the National Park Service. These guided hikes cover some of the island’s best trails, including Cinnamon Bay Trail! For the more adventuresome hikers, check out our interactive map, where you can preview most if not all the best hiking trails on St. John and see their actual locations on the island.
Hike Cinnamon Bay Trail in the Virgin Islands National Park
One of the best things about the Cinnamon Bay Trail is that is located in the Virgin Islands National Park. This breathtaking setting includes some of the most beautiful nature on the island, as well as some historic sites along its pathway. The 1.1-mile route is a short hike as well, making it a fairly easy trail and yet still a beautiful, scenic pathway for those looking for adventure. Along the trail, you will receive fantastic views as you leisurely wind uphill. Be prepared to see deer and mongoose among tropical native trees and vegetation during your hike!
A History Lesson in the Middle of Paradise
The Cinnamon Bay Trail is not only an ideal hiking route on St. John. It also features historic sites along its path. The ruins of a 300-year-old sugar mill are featured along this trail, hailing to the island’s former sugarcane industry domination. A boardwalk-style elevated trail is available for exploring in the ruins area. This trail loops a quarter-mile around the old mill to give you an up-close-and-personal look. Informative signage will help educate you on some facts about this ancient mill as you hike.
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Stay at La Jolla Caribe Villa Near the Cinnamon Bay Trail!
Right near the Cinnamon Bay Trail, you will discover an exclusive, luxury villa known as La Jolla Caribe. This CimmaronStJohn vacation villa features incomparable views of St. John’s North Shore and several islands in the British Virgin Islands, including Jost Van Dyke. Bordering the Virgin Islands National Park, La Jolla Caribe is an ideal place to truly get away from it all. Escape with friends and family or as a private romantic retreat for one or two couples. The five-bedroom, five-bath villa has a stunning entrance, with double French doors that lead straight into a spacious great room with vaulted ceilings. Indulge in a wonderfully appointed chef’s kitchen, an upper-level wraparound deck, and an alfresco dining area with seating for 8. A spacious jetted hot tub for soaking is another signature amenity at La Jolla Caribe. This is the perfect spot for taking in panoramic ocean views and incredible star fields at night!