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A hiking agency offering affordable, guided hikes in St. John's and along the East Coast Trail. All day tours include a picnic lunch and transportation from downtown St. John's. Hiking with a local guide will allow you to simply enjoy the views...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 5E1, Canada
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+1 709-746-8276
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

Highly recommend Hiking with Best Kind. We hiked with Darren at the end of November and everything was perfect. Arranging a date was easy and Darren was able to accommodate us well. We chose Stiles Cove and had breathtaking coastal views and cliffs. Service they...More

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Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I did two hikes with Darren in August, Cape Spear and the Spout, both were beautiful trails. I liked the board walk at the Cape Spear trail, it made the trail look pretty and easy to walk. I remember seeing white clouds covered the ocean...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Darren C, Owner at Best Kind Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

Thanks again for doing those hikes with me. I am glad you enjoyed it and shared a few of the photos. The Spout is a very challenging hike, but beautiful. The hard work has its rewards. I think with the two trails you chose, you...More

Reviewed October 27, 2017

I have planned my hiking in advance (way before I arrived to St.John's). Communication via emails was so easy and very helpful. Darren provided all info I needed and answered all questions I had. I am not an advanced hiking person, but two days on...More

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Date of experience: October 2017
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Darren C, Owner at Best Kind Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

Thanks for the kind review and for spending your birthday on the trail! Many people consider autumn a low season, but i think your trip determined it was a great time to visit. The fall colours were certainly blooming on the days we hiked. I...More

Reviewed October 5, 2017

Darren was a great guide and everything occurred as planned. We enjoyed his company during the hikes. Although the trails are fairly well marked I was glad to have the guide as I expect we may have taken wrong turns and would have had to...More

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Date of experience: September 2017
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Darren C, Owner at Best Kind Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thanks for the positive review! All the best on your future adventures! It was great getting to know you both!

Reviewed September 30, 2017

We hiked with Darren of Best Kind for 2 beautiful days in mid September. We did the magnificent (and challenging....) Spout Trail on the first day and the Sugarloaf Trail on the second. Both days exceeded our expectations. Darren did a great job of organizing...More

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Date of experience: September 2017
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Darren C, Owner at Best Kind Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thanks for the positive review! We were certainly fortunate with weather just missing all that rain. I'm happy everything worked out and that you enjoyed the hiking. Congrats again on conquering the Spout Path! If you come back to St. John's, be sure to come...More

Reviewed September 21, 2017

During my stay in St. John's I emailed Darren to see if he could do a hike with me. Unfortunately, I was only available one day and that day, Darren already had commitments. I did not hike with Best Kind Hiking Tours but wanted to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Darren C, Owner at Best Kind Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thanks for the positive review. It was unfortunate I had no availability, but it would of been a shame for you to not hike while you were visiting. I'm glad you found my directions and suggestions useful! I will be hiring two more guides next...More

Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Spout Path, August 10th--- After some research on the east coast trails I have decided to do the Spout Path during my stay at St. John's, but since it's a 20km hike I was a little scared to do it alone..and that's when I found...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Darren C, Owner/Guide at Best Kind Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! The Spout Path is no easy hike, but you absolutely crushed it! It certainly is one of the most rewarding hikes in Newfoundland with all the great coastal views. Thank you so much for investing your time and...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017

We enjoyed the spectacular scenery and pleasant conversations with Darren during the Cape Spear tour. Definitely glad we chose to do it, was one of the favorite memories of our visit to St. John's.

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Date of experience: August 2017
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Darren C, Owner/Guide at Best Kind Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Thank you so much! It was nice meeting you both and I'm happy you enjoyed it! All the best!

Reviewed August 2, 2017

The Best Kind hiking tours are a great chance to see a bit of the east coast trail. Depending on your fitness and interest, you can choose different trails and even the easiest trail gives you an amazing view over Cape Spear. Darren, the organizer,...More

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Date of experience: August 2017
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Darren C, Owner/Guide at Best Kind Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you for your review and for choosing to hike with Best Kind! I'm glad you found value in the experience and I greatly appreciate you investing your time and money to hike with me. Cheers!

Reviewed August 2, 2017

Darren was an excellent guide! He made the reservation process very easy and picked me up promptly from my hotel. Being a local he had interesting historical facts to share and pointed out plants and berries that are native to Newfoundland. He captured some amazing...More

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Date of experience: July 2017
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Darren C, Owner/Guide at Best Kind Hiking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad you joined me on this tour and managed to get off the beaten path a little to see some of my favourite places near St. John's. Thanks again for choosing to Hike Best Kind!

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kkosmosk
May 25, 2018|
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Response from Darren_K_C | Property representative |
Sorry for the late response. Unfortunately I’ve had to take a year away from running the hiking business for personal reasons. I do hope you enjoy your time in Newfoundland and St. John’s.
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Ketlin
April 20, 2018|
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Response from Darren_K_C | Property representative |
Yulia, sorry but the business has closed for the 2018 season.
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Marco B
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Andy H |
have you been able to make arrangements for your trip?
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