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Ram Head Trail

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Address: St John, US Virgin Islands, 00830, St. John

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Great workout and fabulous views!

This trail is exposed to the sun, so make sure you hike it in the morning rather than in the afternoon. It is about two miles round trip, with mild elevations that provide great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This trail is exposed to the sun, so make sure you hike it in the morning rather than in the afternoon. It is about two miles round trip, with mild elevations that provide great views. According to a legend I read, if one makes a wish and throws a rock from the overlook into the ocean (without hitting rock ledges)... More 

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Charleston,SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two teens, hubby and I hiked many StJohn trails over the holidays. By far our favorite trail was Rams Head trial accessed from Salt Pond beach (where we left grandma under a shade tree to enjoy the lovely vista). Easy hike 90' round trip to stunning vistas and cool breezes. Wear hiking shoes or decent threaded shoes not flip flops... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have done this hike a few times and it is just beautiful! It is HOT and you need to take water. You climb a lot in elevation, but the views along the way are just gorgeous! Stop at Blue Cobblestone beach and enjoy the waves making music on the rocks and cool off. The barrel (?)cacti up at the... More 

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Dalton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to hike the Ram Head trail before snorkeling. It's an interesting trail that takes you by a small rock beach cove and then out to the point (Ram Head) I would recommend closed toe shoes, and plenty of water. It's not a hard hike, but there are some elevation changes

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Starts on the far side of the Salt Bay beach and takes about 80 minutes round trip. It is very hot on this part of the island. Also bring a hat, preferably one with a cord as it is often very windy on the top. The panoramic views are outstanding so be sure to have your camera or phone. Moderate... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. A little strenuous in some places but generally "moderate" in difficulty. About a 1/3 mile down from the parking area to the shore and another 1/2 mile or so from there. Follow the rocky shore until you see a really large cairn/pile of rocks on the right and climb up the path to the top

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is not an incredibly easy hike and we were glad we didn't have our 6 year old with us, but it can be done by people in reasonable shape and the views at the end are definitely worth it! Plan a day of it and bring your stuff to enjoy Saltpond Beach afterward!

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This was a picturesque hike to a cliff area with amazing views of the southside of St. John and the open ocean. Small width but mostly obvious trail leading from a parking lot off of Salt beach. Good easy hike with a variety of terrain. It is windy by the saddle and be careful near the cliffs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Went on the Rams head hike with my husband, son & his friend. I had heard to get there early before the heat of the day. That's great advice. We got to the salt pond parking around 8:45 or 9:00. It's a pretty long drive to the parking lot as it's quite a bit past coral bay on typically twisty... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A great hike with some unique scenery and beautiful vistas on the far end of the island. This is much more of a true hiking trail-uneven rocky terrain requiring good shoes. Things to know: -drive to far side of the island and park at the sign for salt pond beach -walk downhill across rocky ground to the nice beach -follow... More 

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