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A historical old Danish road bed that leads past ruins and to Reef Bay.


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Point to Point

746' 227 m

High

35' 11 m

Low

154' 47 m

Up

865' 264 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Swimming · Views

Family Friendly The ruins along the way break up the journey and make it interesting for visitors of all ages.

Description

The L'esperance Trail is a relatively long trail compared to most the others on the island, being 2.7 miles long. From the road, it descends quickly past an old ruin site and continues to stay steep for the first quarter to half mile. It then becomes more moderate and strolls through a forested area and through a wash. Around half way, there is a trail that veers right to the Sieben ruins. It loops through, past the Baobab tree, and back to the original trail which then leads down to the Reef Bay sugar plantation.

It is interesting to note how the foliage changes as you wind down to drier climate. At the bottom of the trail, there are pit toilets and good place to take a dip and cool off. Plan your trip accordingly, and make sure to bring along water and snacks!

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Jon Eichner

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Another view of the boiler room.
Dec 22, 2015 near Cruz Bay, VI
Keep any eye out for any prickly flora.
Jul 28, 2016 near Cruz Bay, VI
Genti Bay, Reef Bay Trail, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, US Virgin Islands (USVI) with permission from virt_
Jul 28, 2016 near Cruz Bay, VI
Horse Mill.
Mar 2, 2016 near Cruz Bay, VI
Reef Bay Sugar Mill.
Mar 2, 2016 near Cruz Bay, VI
Dodge any floras.
Mar 3, 2016 near Cruz Bay, VI

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Jan 25, 2024
Tom Herr
Pleasant downhill hike. Ruins along the way were unremarkable, but the bottom ones were excellent. Steep near top with cacti near bottom. Few vistas. 2.5mi
Jun 8, 2023
Nathan Hurley
We didn't do the full trail 2mi
Aug 8, 2020
Diana Bowen
Apr 21, 2017
R Feuerborn
waiting 2.7mi
Apr 20, 2017
R Feuerborn
Apr 14, 2017
Kelly Wachholz
May 29, 2016
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