Hike to the top of Maroon Ridge in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (Half-day)

Join a passionate and knowledgeable guide on this hike to the summit of Maroon Ridge in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1/2 day

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Learn about the maroons who took refuge in these hills

  • Discover interesting species of flora and fauna with a naturalist guide

  • This short hike is beginner-friendly

 

Maroon Ridge lies in the northwest of St. Croix. Though it takes less than an hour to reach the summit, your guide will need every minute to tell you about the culture and wildlife of this historically significant area.

Africans who escaped enslavement on the island took refuge in the secluded hills of Maroon Ridge. They couldn’t settle down as they were pursued by militias. They were referred to as maroons, which is how the hill gets its name. Today there are still modern-day maroons living there.

Expect to pause frequently on the hike so that your naturalist guide can point out species of medicinal plants, butterflies and unique lichen. You may also be graced by the company of wild goats.

There’s a lighthouse on the summit of Maroon Ridge, and although it’s quite dilapidated, the foundation is a perfectly good place to relax and enjoy the views of the lush mountain.

Come explore this fascinating place with a passionate and knowledgeable guide. You’re sure to learn a lot about the history of Maroon Ridge as well as its culture today. 

Also check out the other excursions we offer, like this half-day hike or this half-day kayaking tour in the Virgin Islands National Park.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
150 USD

Group of 2
75 USD

Group of 3
50 USD

Group of 4
40 USD

Group of 5
30 USD

Group of 6
25 USD

Group of 7
20 USD

Group of 8
20 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Occasional

 

About the Guide

 
 

Our certified local guides will take you on an adventure to remember during your next holiday in the U.S. Virgin Islands! We'll lead the way to the best spots in St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Join us!

 
 

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