Reef Bay Trail, Virgin Islands National Park

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Weave your way through fresh water pools, tropical undergrowth and sugar mill ruins at Reef Bay Trail. Search the base of the 12.1 m (40 ft) waterfall for mysterious petroglyphs, ancient rock carvings dating back to the indigenous Taino people who walked these paths one thousand years ago. Venture both up and down the challenging 4.8 km (3 mi) trail from the Centreline Road entrance, or for the less experienced climber, make the descent on a Virgin Islands National Park tour, which includes a charter boat trip back. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Reef Bay Trail by using our Virgin Islands National Park vacation builder.
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  • After hiking Ram Head the day before, this was a much easier and less strenuous hike, especially since we opted for the NPS guided tour. Still, don't underestimate the need for supportive footwear and...  more »
  • A great hike that is right around 6 miles round trip and right at 1000 feet in elevation. The sugar mill and beach at the end of the trail are amazing. The waterfall only runs right after a rain accor...  more »
  • This is well-worth the extra money and advanced sign up. Plus it gets you to the National Park Visitor's Center in Cruz Bay, an interesting collection of exhibits. Our ranger (Alanna) was incredibly k...  more »
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  • Fun 2.5 mile hike (one way) from HWY10 down to the beach and back up. About 2/3 of the way down are ancient petroglyphs. The trail was very well marked and maintained. We saw deer and lots of hermit crabs. We were the only people at the beach and enjoyed a swim. There are bathrooms by the beach and the ruins of a rum factory were great for hiding from the rain. No insects on the trail, but lots of gnats under the trees on the beach - bug repellent advised.