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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.

Duration1/2 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

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

Description

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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About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 155 each

Group of 2

USD 78 each

Group of 3

USD 52 each

Group of 4

USD 42 each

Group of 5

USD 31 each

Group of 6

USD 26 each

Group of 7

USD 21 each

Group of 8

USD 21 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee


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