St. John, USVI
Yawzi Point Trail
|This is where people with "yaws" were forced to live.|
18. Yawzi Point Trail
Length: 0.3 miles. Time: 20 minutes. Difficulty: 1. Trailhead: Starts at the end of the beach at Little Lameshur Bay. Take Route 107 from Coral Bay.
This very short trail is named for outcasts infected
with yaws, the West Indian version of leprosy--who were forced to live
in isolation on this narrow peninsula.
The trail ends at a rocky point with a good view to the east of Great Lameshur Bay and, to the west, St. John's southern coast.