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We discovered wonderful hiking trails that can be done end to end or back track if the distance... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jamestmcd
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Brockville, Canada
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What stunning views! Well, constructed, especially given the challenging terrain. And a good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon D
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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 2 days ago

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

Thank jamestmcd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have time for only one backpacking trip in a season, this is the one! The trails range from well groomed to rugged, and for your efforts you will be rewarded with incredible views, fresh sea air, and redolent scents of pine. I section...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you had such a good experience on the trail! The volunteers do a great job maintaining the trail. The East Coast Trail Association is almost entirely made up of hardworking volunteers. We hope you return soon...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop at all the little villages. Cribbies is magical, you will need to ask how to get there as it is a little hidden. Burnt cove has a cute bakery.

Thank George S
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! Stopping at the communities along the trail gives you a great opportunity to explore Newfoundland and its culture! Best Regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only on a short part of the trail, south of Ferryland, but it was beautiful. They say you can see seals, whales and puffins typically on the coast. Gorgeous, no matter what you see!

Thank bigfootcanuck
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! No matter what path you choose to hike, you're bound to see unique sights and views! Best Regards,

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great hike (and we barely scratched the surface)! The trail is well maintained. It is obvious people care about this trail. I love that it has the black and white striped poles to help hikers if there is a sudden fog that rolls...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you had such a good experience on the trail. Our volunteers work very hard to ensure that the paths are well maintained. We hope you'll return to the tail soon! Best Regards,

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just spent four days hiking sections of the trail. We had a 'hiking package' at our inn (Harbour House in Petty Harbour) so we were dropped off at the beginning of a section and picked up at the other end. We found no loops...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Well maintained trail. Breathtaking views! Many entry and exit points make it easy to customize the length of your hike.

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! You could do a short one hour hike or go on a two week thru-hike, all depends on what you're looking for. All hike lengths and descriptions are available on our website. Best Regards,

Reviewed August 10, 2018

We have done almost all if not all sections of this trail and it never fails to impress.. From sea stacks to, eagles, to soaring clifts, whales and a million other natural beauties.

Thank Rebekkah M
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for your kind word! All the paths offer incredible views and unique experiences. I'm glad you've gotten to hike so much of the trail! Best Regards,

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donnaab_12
June 15, 2018|
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Response from waterlilly608 | Reviewed this property |
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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reofner
February 7, 2018|
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Response from K T | Reviewed this property |
id arrange for a taxi to pick you up at a certain place and time
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StephanieMarie89
October 24, 2017|
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Response from K T | Reviewed this property |
I would say it depends on the weather! The area around La Manche toward Ferryland has a lot of cover in the woods.
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