The extreme southeastern tip of St. John is a narrow finger of land called Ram’s Head. Here, waves crash on rocks 200 feet below and howling wind carries your voice far away. The view is of the Caribbean Sea to the south, and the irregular foothills of southern St. John to the west. Ram’s Head is a dramatic place that inspires silence and awe.
During the 1733 slave uprising, Ram’s Head was one of the Africans’ camps, chosen because it was easily defended and difficult to reach.
Getting to Ram’s Head
The only way to get to Ram’s Head today is on foot. It is a 1.2-mile hike (one-way) from the parking lot for Salt Pond Bay.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition