Hike to Goat Hill
General info for all self-guided hikes: For your safety, do not hike alone, and proceed only if you are physically fit enough to complete a hike safely. Avoid hiking during the hottest part of the day. Trail conditions can vary dramatically from time to time. Depending on the hike, you should bring appropriate footwear, long pants for overgrown brush, water, food, sun-screen, sunglasses, a hat for the sun, insect repellant, rain poncho, first aid kit, and a camera. Do not leave any valuables in your car while hiking. Refer to a roadmap to help you with the driving directions. Unless otherwise noted, each hike requires you to go back the same way you came. Have fun, and be safe!
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Specific info for this hike:
1 mile one way, taking 30 to 60 minutes each way, depending on pace. Easy to moderate terrain on a dirt road through scrubland. Road is usually clear, and short pants should be OK. Hike ends at a flat area on Goat Hill (a.k.a. Sugarloaf Hill) at an elevation of 672 feet above sea level, with great, unobstructed 360 degree views of the eastern tip of St. Croix and beyond. The next highest point on the island is about 3 miles to the west. There is almost no shade on this hike. For your personal safety, go in a group of 4 or more people.
From Christiansted, go east on Route 75 / Route 82 / East End Rd. for about 3 miles until the T-intersection with Route 82 and Route 60.
Turn left at T-intersection and continue for about 7 miles more on Route 82 east.
- Turn left at sign for Cramer Park
and continue for about 1/2 a mile more on Route 82 east.
- Turn left into Cramer Park and park.
Walk back out of Cramer Park, turn left (east) on Route 82, go about 500 feet, and after you pass the large radio antenna dish on your right, turn right (north) on the dirt road and follow the road up to the top. After about 7/10 of a mile, there is a flat area with a view and a choice of two roads. Take the road to the left, that goes uphill.
Latest conditions reported for this hike:
January 18, 2014: Path is walkable to the top, with minor overgrowth of casha and tan tans.
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