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19 mi 31 km of trail 6 Featured Hikes

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 6 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.

Trunk Bay
  • Individual Pass: $5
  • Individual Annual Pass: $20

Mooring and Anchoring (open from 5 pm to 7 am)
  • Overnight Boat: $26
  • Overnight Anchoring (2 locations only): $26

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.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Guided Tours:
Virgin Islands National Park offers a variety of ranger-led programs that vary by season. All programs, unless otherwise specified, are free and open to the public. To learn more about these ranger-led programs and to see the current events calendar, click here.

Shuttles:
VITRAN buses leave from the public ferry dock at 20 minutes past the hour beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 7:25 p.m. daily. These buses travel along Centerline Road between Cruz Bay and Salt Pond Bay. For more information on the bus service and other methods of transportation on the island, click here. Please note that parking throughout the island and national park is very limited. Parking on the road is not permitted - be sure to use designated pull-outs or lots. At the popular north shore beaches, lots can fill by 10 a.m. Visitors are advised to utilize the park's bus or taxi service.

REI Adventures:
REI offers over 30 national park trips led by expert guides capable of showing you hidden gems and sights off the beaten path.

Check out REI Adventures' national park offerings here.

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.

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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
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1.6 mi 2.6 km
#2 Lind Point Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
1.6 mi 2.6 km Cruz Bay, VI
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1.1 mi 1.8 km
#3 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
#4 Ram Head Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
0.8 mi 1.4 km Cruz Bay, VI
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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#5 Brown Bay Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
1.5 mi 2.4 km Cruz Bay, VI
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1.6 mi 2.5 km
#6 Johnny Horn Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
1.6 mi 2.5 km Cruz Bay, VI
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Cruz Bay, VI
0.4 mi 0.6 km Cruz Bay, VI
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2.1 mi 3.4 km
#8 Caneel Hill Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
2.1 mi 3.4 km Cruz Bay, VI
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0.3 mi 0.5 km
#9 Yawzi Point Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
0.3 mi 0.5 km Cruz Bay, VI
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#10 L'esperance Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
2.5 mi 4.0 km Cruz Bay, VI
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Cruz Bay, VI
1.1 mi 1.7 km Cruz Bay, VI
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Cruz Bay, VI
1.5 mi 2.5 km Cruz Bay, VI
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Cruz Bay, VI
0.3 mi 0.5 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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0.5 mi 0.9 km
#15 Hawksnest Trail
Cruz Bay, VI
0.5 mi 0.9 km Cruz Bay, VI
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0.7 mi 1.2 km
#16 Caneel Hill Spur
Cruz Bay, VI
0.7 mi 1.2 km Cruz Bay, VI
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