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East Coast Trail

Highway #10, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-738-4453
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La Manche - Really impressive suspension bridge

I drove out of St Johns down to La Manche, parking on a dirt road south west of the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Peter K
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
like hiking, then you must do this!

it is a must to do activity for hiking lovers, so much to hike and view is breath taking! pack your... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Feng L
Toronto, 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 developed trail to explore. The paths of the East Coast Trail take you past towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. Experience abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, the world's southernmost caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites, and many more attractions.
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Highway #10, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I drove out of St Johns down to La Manche, parking on a dirt road south west of the bridge. About a 30 minute walk from there to the suspension bridge. Really worth it, great piece of engineering and really beautiful scenery. Well worth the...More

Thank Peter K
East Coast Trai... A, Manager at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your hike and the suspension bridge. Best regards,

Reviewed 11 October 2017

it is a must to do activity for hiking lovers, so much to hike and view is breath taking! pack your food and enough water, it will be a long day!

Thank Feng L
East Coast Trai... A, Manager at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Feng, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the trails! Best regards,

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Close to the city, and one beautiful vista after another. Be aware that there are few good places to eat, and even fewer that stay open year-round. One reliable stop is The Captain's Table in Mobile, and it is open year-round.

2  Thank HotelierJohn
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a must do for anybody travelling to Saint johns an area we did 17 km of this on October 2, 2017 and the next day as well we cannot say enough about the views and the quality of the trail one thing I...More

1  Thank ScaryHallet20
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We took the Irish Loop, but the roads were so bad, we were constantly watching the roads for huge pothole, that we missed a lot of the scenery. In the end, we missed one huge pothole, and wreaked a tire on our rental car, could...More

1  Thank Daphne138
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Sturdy shoes, walking sticks, some water with a snack and away you go. Rocks that touch the sky, sounds that capture the heart, the wind and water to sooth your soul.

Thank JoAnn Paul K
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Several small fishing communities, B&Bs and great views along the way...Avalon outdoor music fest was well attended

Thank RudyCanada
Reviewed 8 September 2017

All of the trails that we tackled were very enjoyable. The planking and steps, in certain areas did make the hikes more enjoyable. We walking in running shoes, so appreciated the areas where we walked on wire covered planks instead of muck. The coastline is...More

1  Thank MC0959
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great hiking and spectacular views of the coastline. Seen several whales along the way and even seen oneb breach. Well worth the trek!

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Moderate level difficulty. Amazing views along this stunning coast. Wear sun screen! We went to visit Cape Spear but this walk adjoins it and was so amazing it just drew us in!

Thank Marg1402
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24 October 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.
31 July 2017|
Response from llergl | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car at the airport and we did that in advance of our arrival. There is a Newfoundland Tourism office at the airport that will tell you where the most recent icebergs are and give you directions. It's very easy... More
Belinda H
14 May 2017|
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Response from Semi-retiredOntario | Reviewed this property |
Hi Belinda: The trailheads at Quidi Vidi Village (Sugarloaf Path) and Fort Amherst (Deadmans Bay Path) are within the city. I walked from my hotel near King's Bridge Road to Quidi Vidi Village. The trail has a great website... More