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Expansive views but hot on trail

Most of cactus have fallen over but good to see new starts coming out on them. Views are more... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Tougher than average but worth it

This started out as a planned half day activity and we ended up using the whole day! We did the... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
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  • Average8%
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  • Terrible0%
4 Apr 2018
“Expansive views but hot on trail”
17 Oct 2018
“interesting hike with good views but don't plan on a nice beach and snorkeling at the end”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

We read about this hike in "Off the beaten path" and liked the way it sounded due to the diversity of terrain, views and vistas along the way and the isolated beach/bay at the end. 2 of the 2 items were advertised but the beach...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Most of cactus have fallen over but good to see new starts coming out on them. Views are more expansive. Ruins more visible climbing trail. Trail is clear and alot of work has been done to clear.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cindygad
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Unless you intend to snorkel when you get there, there isn't much to look forward to when you arrive. The hike, to me, wasn't worth the reward you usually feel when you get to the destination (think Ram Head...the magnificent view from the top)..

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank steve s
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This started out as a planned half day activity and we ended up using the whole day! We did the walk just from East End Road to Brown Bay. I'm not sure if that's officially Brown Bay trail, but we hiked up a mountain and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank fraumitmotorrad
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Maybe I say this because I was out of shape but it was quite the trek up the hill and not a hike where you can enjoy scenery while you hike because the ground is rocky and there are tree roots and sharp rocks to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank chelestravels
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first hike as we wanted to take an easy route the first time. An easy 20 minute walk (carrying beach chairs!) on a rocky dirt trail ends at a spectacular and desolate sandy beach. The beach has some natural debris but the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Jack W
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Twenty minute hike but well worth the effort. Brown Bay had the best snorkeling we experienced on the island. And we were the only people there.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite hike on St. John. It's not too difficult and leads to a beautiful beach with dozens of conch shells and star fish. If you go before noon, it's highly likely you'll have it all to yourself. Sometimes the locals stop by...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank gwithrow
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Relatively easy hike for the morning. Beautiful beach, which was only inhabited by one person when we arrived. Great views.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank jdj14
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I only made it part way down the trail due to my hiking partner getting tired. This trail is on the dry side of the island, so it feels more like hiking through Utah than hiking through tropical jungle. It's near Haulover Bay, which can...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Stephen S
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