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Flatrock to Pouch Cove or Reverse

The East Coast Trail covers many parts of the Avalon Peninsula near St. John's, all very beautiful... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
AtlanticHome
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St. John's, Canada
I've hiked most of the ECT over the years and would recommend it to anyone who likes the sea air and a good hike

The ECT has easy walking trails if you are just out for a gentle afternoon hike. There are some... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
r0se1954
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St. John's, Canada
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Explore 26 wilderness paths along North America's easternmost coastline. The East Coast Trail unites genuine wilderness hiking with richly historic communities from Portugal Cove, to Cape St. Francis, to Cappahayden. There are over 300 kilometers of...more
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

The East Coast Trail covers many parts of the Avalon Peninsula near St. John's, all very beautiful but not for the feint of heart. I've only done this part of the trail.........come prepared for the day. Poles are helpful in some sections; although you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The ECT has easy walking trails if you are just out for a gentle afternoon hike. There are some lovely long moderate hikes along the sea shore which dip into the quiet woody areas. People travel the ECT winter and summer but my favourite time...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hi there. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the trail! Best regards,

Reviewed December 12, 2018

We have completed many of the East Coast trails and they never disappoint. Its an amazing resource for the hikers in the area. Can't wait to do the next one :)

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ian S
Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Hi Ian, Thank you so much for your kind words, we're glad you enjoyed the trail. -ECTA

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hike to bay bulls lighthouse , the scenery is fantastic, be careful of eroding coastline especially after heavy rains ! You can access the lighthouse and there’s a lovely place to picnic ....total hike 1.5 hours

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank marilyn h
Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Hi Marilyn, Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your hike. - ECTA

Reviewed November 17, 2018

We did various bits of the ECT with my party in various large and small configurations, We found the trail stunningly beautiful and very well-managed, good signposting, helpful information in leaflets and online - the works. There is simply nothing nicer than getting out on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Hi vogel421! Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the trail! The volunteers do a great job maintaining the trail as the East Coast Trail Association is almost entirely made up of hardworking volunteers. We...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

This trail is part of the East Coast Trail system which features 26 well marked trails along 300 km of coastline – we began the hike at Fort Amherst and concluded at Blackhead Cove – 10.6 km and the hike took us about 6.5hrs. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi Catharine, Thank you for your review! We're glad you had such a good experience! We hope you'll return to the trail again! Best Regards,

Reviewed October 2, 2018

I was disappointed in the Irish Loop as a driving tour. There are almost no places to pull over to take a photograph or just to enjoy the view. The roads were just plain awful in many places and we found very few establishments to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

We discovered wonderful hiking trails that can be done end to end or back track if the distance isn't right for you. The scenery and panoramas are world class. Wait staff at the various restaurants in St. John's would often recommend their favorite section and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Hi James! Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the East Coast Trail! We hope that you will be back to hike the trail again in the future.

Reviewed August 31, 2018

What stunning views! Well, constructed, especially given the challenging terrain. And a good workout, the perfect combo.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi Sharon. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the East Coast Trail! We hope that you will be back to hike the trail again in the future. Well regards,

Reviewed August 29, 2018

I recently went on hike in La Manche village to the suspension bridge and beyond. Once you get across the suspension bridge keep hiking until you come to a sign which directs you to take a detour off the main path. Take it! A beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Explore744069, Volunteer at East Coast Trail at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi there! Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you had a lovely time on the East Coast Trail! We hope that you will always be back to hike the trail again.

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Yes runners will be fine. May want extra socks in your backpack I case your feet get damp as there can be some swampy bits on the paths and a misstep can get your feet wet. You will love the landscape and the views. Enjoy... More
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