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East Coast Trail

Highway #10, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Some of the best hiking I have ever done

Do your research carefully; some of these hikes are more challenging than others, and they all... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Ottawa, Canada
Incredible scenery but oh so difficult to locate!!

Where the trail is marked, it is great but in many areas, there is very little, if any markings to... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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Highway #10, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Do your research carefully; some of these hikes are more challenging than others, and they all offer something different; all are worthwhile. There is a lot of up and down from sea level to the 200m cliffs along the shore. Some of the hiking is...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Where the trail is marked, it is great but in many areas, there is very little, if any markings to go on. We only did certain sections and came very close to getting lost. We met a hiker (from Germany!) who was attempting the whole...More

Thank rennickr
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a must hike trail with stunning views. Comfortable clothing and shoes are a must. Not a difficult trail to hike

Thank Omar B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

OMG, what a great trail. It was a stunning, sunny, warm, breezy day when we embarked on this trail. One of the most beautiful in Newfoundland for sure. It was a thrill to sit out on a rock and watch the whales come near the...More

Thank agoffredo
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We did about 1.5 km of the trail, from Quidi Vidi village to just past Bawdens Highlands, just enough to see on the other side of the hill up there, looking north. Then turned around and came back down. None of the ECT trails are...More

1  Thank busymothertoronto
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The East Coast Trail is an excellent system of trails and should be on the top of your to-do list in Newfoundland. We started in Witless bay, walked along the trail bordering the shore, saw breathtaking views and spotted copious amounts of whales! The trail...More

Thank dgrevatt2017
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Beautiful hike along the coastline on a well groomed trail. I've done the Signal Hill and to Quidi Vidi route and finished up for lunch at Mallard Cottage. View was amazing along the coastline. Saw whales and a Bald Eagle with nest. Food and service...More

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This sequence of trail segments stretches over 300 miles with some of the best views in the world, fresh air, layers and layers of history going back to 1497, and other unique features. I really like the fact people can pick segments that fit their...More

1  Thank K T
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I traveled to Newfoundland to hike segments of the East Coast Trail. It was awesome. Very doable to rent a car, park it at trailhead, hike a segment and taxi back to your car on most segments of the trail. We witnessed...More

3  Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We hiked different parts of the East Coast trail. We saw beautiful views. Some of the moderate trails were difficult and some of the moderate trails were easy!!

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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
6 January 2017|
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Response from Kelly R | Reviewed this property |
There are no accommodations on the hikes but you can do sections and stay in St. John's or the respective area where you are hiking! It is a very long trail so doing it all would take a long time I feel! There are booked... More