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St. John Hiking Guide

Although known for its beautiful beaches, St. John is also home to a number of breathtaking hiking trails. Approximately two-thirds of the island falls within the Virgin Islands National Park, where visitors will find more than 20 trails of varying degrees of difficulty. From accessible boardwalks and ranger-guided tours to the more strenuous Reef Bay Trail, there’s something for hikers of all skill and experience levels within the park.

Cimmaron St. John vacation rentals are located within easy distance of the Virgin Islands National Park and fabulous St. John hiking. Our concierge team is happy to help plan your Virgin Islands hiking excursion.

Ranger-Guided Tours

In addition to numerous self-guided St. John Hiking trails, the Virgin Islands National Park offers several ranger-guided tours. Trek down a historic Danish road to discover ruins from the earliest settlements on the island when you join the L’Esperance Hike. Learn the history of these early settlers, and their struggle to survive and coexist with native wildlife. Further down the trail, you’ll glimpse the island’s only sacred baobab tree, and experience the one-of-a-kind transition from tropical forest to the desert-like landscape.

Travel even further back in time when you hike Reef Bay Trail. Our knowledgeable guides offer a history of the people who have called St. John home over the previous centuries. You’ll see sugar plantation ruins, stone walls from cattle-grazing, and ancient rock carvings by the pre-Colombian Taino. You’ll also see the tallest and oldest trees on the island, which provide a shady canopy for hikers and a habitat for wildlife, and more sights when you partake in a Virgin Islands hiking excursion.

Join the park rangers every Friday for a Discover Bird Watching Hike. Tour the Francis Bay Trail and salt pond and view the resident and migratory birds that call Francis Bay home.

Additional seasonal ranger-guided tours are also available. Check the calendar for Weekly Sky Watch, snorkel trips, yoga on the beach, lionfish safaris, and more.

Kids will love the Be a Junior Ranger program at the park and the colorful exhibits at the Visitor Center. Even better, kids have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife that they likely don’t see every day. Interestingly, although the park is now home to 22 species of mammals, the only mammal native to St. John is the bat. Learn about the important role these tiny mammals play in supporting local plant life on your St. John Hiking.

Plan Your St. John Hike Today

Stay at any Cimmaron St. John vacation rental and let our concierge team help plan your hiking adventure. Contact us now at 340-227-5652, or reservations@cimmaronstjohn.com to book one of our incredible St John vacation rentals!

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