St. John, USVI
Lameshur Bay Trail
|This hike connects with the popular Reef Bay Trail.
17. Lameshur Bay Trail
Length: 1.5 miles. Time: 1-1/4 hours, round trip. Difficulty: 2-3. There's a steep 467-foot high hill in your way.
Trailhead: You absolutely need a 4WD for this road. Starts at Great Lameshur Bay, which is reached by taking the Centerline Road (Rt. 10) to Coral Bay and turning right onto Route 107 at the harbor. Shortly after passing Salt Pond Bay the road turns gnarly, becoming mostly rubble and there is a steep hill to descend shortly before reaching Lameshur Bay. The trailhead is well marked and there's plenty of parking space. Also some ruins on the left.
This hike connects
Lameshur Bay with the Reef Bay Trail. From the trailhead, it's 2.6 miles
to the Reef Bay sugar mill ruins and 2.1 miles to the petroglyphs.
The large land crabs are considered a great delicacy on many islands, including this one, but hunting them is prohibited inside park boundaries.
You'll pass 2 spur
trails. One spur of 0.3 miles leads off to a small salt pond and
Europa Bay, which is mostly a coral rubble beach.
Near the end of the hike as you're
descending into Reef Bay Valley is a fork in the trail. The left path
goes to the Reef Bay Trail. The right leads to the Reef Bay