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Lind Point Loop

Intermediate
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Visitors seeking a relaxed hike to some of Virgin Island's most pristine beaches will love this route


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2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Lollipop

132' 40 m

High

20' 6 m

Low

148' 45 m

Up

148' 45 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Swimming · Views

Family Friendly A shorter distance and two swimming beaches in the middle of this hike can be great motivation to get youngsters excited about getting out on the trail.

Overview

While almost any hiking experience in the Virgin Islands will be a tour through Paradise, this easier loop is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Not too long, and featuring gentle terrain, this loop will provide beautiful ocean views and leads visitors past two pristine beaches before returning through lush, tropical vegetation.

Description

Begin your outing from the Virgin Islands National Park Headquarters. Please be aware that parking is limited to one hour, so you may need to make other arrangements if you plan to be out for an extended period of time.

You'll begin your journey by heading north from the visitor center, leaving from the Lind Point Trail. You'll take this route in reverse, so head to the left (west) at the first intersection. The Lind Point Trail is an easier route, and by taking an initial left, you'll be able to enjoy stunning ocean vistas from this relaxed trail. Take your time as you wind through tropical vegetation, passing Lind Point along the way. You'll eventually make your way to a trail junction with the Caneel Hill Spur, just near Salomon Beach. You'll have the difficult choice of stopping to dip your toes in the warm waters of Salomon Beach or continuing on to the equally as stunning Honeymoon Beach.

Once you've had your fill of Salomon Beach, take the Caneel Hill Spur as it continues northeast. You'll be treated to more lovely beach views, and in a very short distance, you'll have reached Honeymoon Beach. This is another excellent place to wade, swim, or simply enjoy the sound of the waves as they make their way to the shore.

Once you've had your fill of the beaches, return to the southwest along the Caneel Hill Spur to its intersection with the Lind Point Trail. Instead of returning along the gentle beach-side trail, take the left, southern branch of the trail. This leg of the journey features a short but steady climb. The trail here will be a bit rocky, but nothing will be too difficult. You'll soon have views looking out over Cruz Bay.

If you time your journey properly, you can enjoy a full day at the various beaches along the way, and can also enjoy a spectacular sunset over Cruz Bay. Either way, you're in for an outing that won't soon be forgotten!

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Mikhaila Redovian

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Walk between sharp objects on the Lind Point Trail.
Jul 28, 2016 near Cruz Bay, VI
Lind Point Trailhead.
Dec 22, 2015 near Cruz Bay, VI
Virgin Islands National Park!
Dec 22, 2015 near Cruz Bay, VI

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Feb 27, 2021
Allison K
Lower trail to Salomon bay and honeymoon bay. Hike back on lower trail 2.2mi
Jan 25, 2020
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Jul 26, 2019
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2mi
Mar 13, 2018
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