The Brown Bay Trail
St. John USVI
Starts on the East End of St. John
This trail was surprisingly a little tougher than we expected. Us girls are fairly fit and at times we were huffing and puffing. Due to the heat it makes it a bit more difficult.
It starts out on Route 10 past Coral Bay (after the Donkey Diner and Skinny Legs).
As you’re driving, look to your left for a place to park with the sign. There is also a National Park Rangers gun range on the premises of where you will park. Make sure you don’t walk left. Follow the trail to the right.
Unless, you want to get shot..then by all means go left and …after you.
WEAR YOUR HIKING SHOES AND BRING WATER.
The trail almost immediately travels uphill.
Eventually, you will come to a clearing such as this…..
It will slowly begin to descend. Be very cautious. There are a lot of sticker bushes to the sides of the trail. Also, a lot of pointed slippery rocks sticking up through the path. It’s a sprained knee to be paradise. If you aren’t careful. This trail isn’t maintained too well by the National Park.
Follow the trail to the Brown Bay sign… Keep going. Walk straight through the mangroves until you hit the beach.
The mangroves…you made it my tired friends…
You’ll want to walk through these guys.
Eventually, you will come upon this natural beauty. Brown Bay. A Snorkeler lover’s paradise.
There’s a lot of sea grass here. As well as conchs and lots and lots of fish.
There were loads and loads of conchs on this beach! And tons of awesome fish in the water! Definitely bring your snorkel gear!
This beach is very private since it’s quite a ways to walk to and undisturbed in it’s natural setting.
And another shot….
It was one of the better hikes on this trip and a lot of fun. We definitely had a nice workout!
The only thing that sucks is the hike back! Hahahahahahaha
And this is the better part of the trail. If you are not in shape. I do not recommend this trail.
As always, have fun on your exploration on the beautiful island of St. John!