Hiking to sublime shores is a must during any visit to St. John. Taking a guided trek along the Reef Bay Trail also allows you to enjoy a boat ride. Park Rangers lead groups on the 2.2-mile long Reef Bay Trail on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 9:30am. The V.I. National Park Service Visitor’s Center in Cruz Bay is where you’ll meet for a quick drive five miles out of town to the trail head. Starting at an elevation of about 900 feet, you’ll trek down into a valley, eventually emerging on the shores of Reef Bay. Following a bit of beach time, the National Park Service boat ferries hikers back to Cruz Bay. Water, snacks, sunscreen, and insect repellant are necessities, of course. Reserve this experience at the Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction.