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Bordeaux Mountain Trail

The best trail for a hiking workout on St. John.

Hiking Difficult

3.3 km
313 m
313 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
17 m
High Point
318 m
Bordeaux Mountain Trail Map

This trail begins at the beach and goes straight up a mountainside, ending near the highest point of St. John Island. The top of the trail is at Bordeaux Mountain Road, not at an overlook or any particular point of interest. Therefore, the main draw of this trail is just to get a good workout and to conquer the island’s biggest hill from sea level. However, there are good views to be had along the way, looking down the trail toward the bay.


The entire hike is on steep and rocky terrain, among prickly vegetation and entirely exposed to the sun. It requires proper hiking attire and lots of water. After climbing the whole trail and coming back down, you can cool off with a well-earned dip in the water at Lameshur Beach.

Source: https://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisit/upload/New%20Trail%20Map%201.pdf



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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