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19 mi 31 km of trail 6 Featured Runs

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 9 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

Virgin Islands National Park's hills, valleys and beaches are breathtaking. While the pristine beaches in the park are one main attraction, the park has much to offer away from the water's edge. Miles of trails weave through tropical flora and fauna, allowing visitors to experience paradise from a new perspective. In addition to the natural wonders, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John, the park offers a complex and intriguing history of civilizations - both free and enslaved - dating back more than a thousand years to all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.

To learn more about Virgin Island National Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
  • Visitor Center: Open daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
  • Trunk Bay: Lifeguard on duty and beach facilities open from 9 am to 4 pm

Visiting Tips

Virgin Islands National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Fees & Passes:
There is no entrance fee to enter Virgin Islands National Park. Day use fees apply to Trunk Bay and for mooring or anchoring a boat at the bay. To learn more about park fees, click here

Camping & Lodging

While the park does not operate any lodging facilities, there are multiple options for those looking to extend their stay. Both the Cinnamon Bay Campground and the Caneel Bay Resort offer lodging within the park. Reservations can be made through their individual websites.

Food & Drink

There are a few spots to grab a quick beverage or a bite to eat while in the park. These include Eco Tours stand on Honeymoon Beach, the Caneel Bay Resort, the snack bar at Trunk Bay, and the Cinnamon Bay Campground. There are also countless dining options located outside of the park.

Other Activities

Visitors to Virgin Island National Park will enjoy the variety of aquatic activities present. Trunk Bay is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful beaches and offers great opportunities for snorkeling. Cinnamon Bay rents snorkel gear and arranges windsurfing outings and scuba diving lessons. If you need a break from the water, there are multiple historic sites that preserve the history of the area. Visit the park's website for more information on the park's other activities.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a variety of free brochures to help plan your visit, click here.

Areas Within Virgin Islands National Park

Gems in Virgin Islands National Park - 6

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Featured Runs in Virgin Islands National Park - 6

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Favorite Flowers along the trail.

Salt Pond Bay to Ram Head Point

2.5 mi 4.0 km • Out and Back • 273 ft Ascent 83.31 m Ascent

Singletrack Cruz Bay, VI

( 8 )
Favorite Boardwalk on Francis Bay Trail.

Francis Bay Trail

1.0 mi 1.7 km • Loop • 14 ft Ascent 4.17 m Ascent

Singletrack Cruz Bay, VI

( 2 )
Favorite Caneel Hill Outlook

St. John Trail Tour

13.6 mi 22.0 km • Point to Point • 2,646 ft Ascent 806.57 m Ascent

Singletrack Cruz Bay, VI

( 4 )
Favorite American Hill.

Cinnamon Bay Trail

1.9 mi 3.1 km • Out and Back • 700 ft Ascent 213.25 m Ascent

Singletrack Cruz Bay, VI

( 2 )
Favorite Par Force Village, Reef Bay Trail, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, US Virgin Islands (USVI). with permission from virt_

Reef Bay Out and Back

3.4 mi 5.5 km • Out and Back • 769 ft Ascent 234.46 m Ascent

Singletrack Cruz Bay, VI

( 2 )
Favorite Lind Point Trailhead.

Lind Point Loop

2.2 mi 3.6 km • Loop • 148 ft Ascent 45.23 m Ascent

Singletrack Cruz Bay, VI

( 5 )

Trails in Virgin Islands National Park - 16

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2.3 mi 3.6 km #1 Reef Bay Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
2.3 mi 3.6 km Cruz Bay, VI
All Clear
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Dry - No bugs. Dry and cool late morning but warmer by 1pm return.
99 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km #2 Leinster Bay Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
1.1 mi 1.8 km Cruz Bay, VI
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0.8 mi 1.4 km #3 Ram Head Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
0.8 mi 1.4 km Cruz Bay, VI
All Clear
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Dry - No problems on the trail. It's dry and clearly marked
99 days ago
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4 Brown Bay Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
1.5 mi 2.4 km Cruz Bay, VI
Unknown
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1.6 mi 2.6 km #5 Lind Point Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
1.6 mi 2.6 km Cruz Bay, VI
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0.4 mi 0.6 km #6 Salt Pond Bay Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
0.4 mi 0.6 km Cruz Bay, VI
All Clear
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Dry - No problems on the trail. It's dry and clearly marked
99 days ago
1.6 mi 2.5 km #7 Johnny Horn Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
1.6 mi 2.5 km Cruz Bay, VI
Unknown
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0.7 mi 1.2 km #8 Caneel Hill Spur
Cruz Bay, VI
0.7 mi 1.2 km Cruz Bay, VI
Unknown
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2.1 mi 3.4 km #9 Caneel Hill Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
2.1 mi 3.4 km Cruz Bay, VI
Unknown
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0.3 mi 0.5 km #10 Yawzi Point Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
0.3 mi 0.5 km Cruz Bay, VI
Unknown
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2.5 mi 4.0 km #11 L'esperance Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
2.5 mi 4.0 km Cruz Bay, VI
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1.1 mi 1.7 km #12 Bordeaux Mountain Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
1.1 mi 1.7 km Cruz Bay, VI
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1.5 mi 2.5 km #13 Lameshur Bay Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
1.5 mi 2.5 km Cruz Bay, VI
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0.7 mi 1.2 km #14 Maria Hope Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
0.7 mi 1.2 km Cruz Bay, VI
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0.3 mi 0.5 km #15 Europa Point Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
0.3 mi 0.5 km Cruz Bay, VI
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0.5 mi 0.9 km #16 Hawksnest Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
0.5 mi 0.9 km Cruz Bay, VI
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