While it doesn’t rain often on St. John, savvy nature lovers know to head to the Reef Bay hiking trail in the VI National Park when it does. The trail begins at Centerline Rd. (marked with a sign, halfway between Cruz Bay and Coral Bay) and brings hikers through 3 miles of rocky trails before reaching the water. The return trip is a heart-thumper, so be sure to bring plenty of drinking water.
Reef Bay offers an array of photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera. While waterfalls are wonderous to watch, they can be challenging to photograph. Thankfully professionals like Steve Simonsen can capture their true beauty.
While checking out the waterfalls, don’t miss these other popular Reef Bay attractions:
For those who prefer to limit their hike to one-way, register with a VI National Park tour that picks up hikers by boat at the bottom of the trail.