Hike to Jack Bay and Isaac Bay

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!

You agree to use the information on this page entirely at your own risk.

Specific info for this hike:

10 to 40 minutes one way, depending on where you turn around. Easy to moderate terrain along coastal scrubland and beach. The trails are usually clear, and short pants should be OK. There is little to no shade on this hike. The first 10 minutes will be shaded in the late afternoon.

Driving directions:
- 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 2 miles more on Route 82 east, going past Cramer Park. After the road bends sharply to the left, go 100 yards further, and turn into the small roadside parking area on the right side. If you pass it, the road ends about 2/10 of a mile later at Point Udall, so just loop around and come back. Do not leave any valuables in your car.

The trailhead is at the parking area and leads down to the water. After walking for 10 minutes, the first beach you reach will be on East End Bay. At that point, turn right (west), go to the west end of the beach, and take the connecting trail west to the beach at Isaac Bay. Go to the west end of the beach at Isaac Bay and find the connecting trail west. After a few minutes, turn left on the side trail to the beach at Jack Bay.

Latest conditions reported for this hike:

September 2015: Trail is in good condition.

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