Cinnamon Bay Loop Trail
Virgin Islands National Park, St John, USVI
This 0.5 mile self-guided trail leads through a dense forest of native tropical trees that surround the ruins of a sugar factory—it will take approximately one hour to complete. Along the trail, you will be able to see kapok trees, mango, bay rum, and the only cacao tree on St. John—the trail also passes the site of an old Danish cemetery. The ruins of the sugar factory are perfect for exploring, especially if you are interested in the wildlife of the island—we saw millipedes, snails, golden orb spiders, and dew flap lizards. The ruins themselves were built from a combination of brick and coral, and the coral used in the building still shows intricate detail. You can find this trail across the street from the entrance to the Cinnamon Bay Campground.