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Well maintained trail. Breathtaking views! Many entry and exit points make it easy to customize... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
ElaineGalloway
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St. John's, Canada
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One of the most amazing trails in the world!

We have done almost all if not all sections of this trail and it never fails to impress.. From sea... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Rebekkah M
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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 August 19, 2018

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 August 20, 2018

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.

Thank ElaineGalloway
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.

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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,

Reviewed August 7, 2018

The East Coast Trail is among the finest stretches of trails in the world. Part of what makes Newfoundland so special is it's rugged, natural beauty and one of the best ways to experience that beauty is to get out of the car, get off...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We are truly lucky to live somewhere with such a beautiful landscape. The trail provides over 300 km of rugged coastline to explore.The volunteers with the Association do a pronominal job keeping the paths well maintained. For any potential...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The ECT (East Coast Trail) to me is the high point of this fine place we live and is a perfect reflection of Newfoundland; It is rugged and scenic beyond, it is as challenging as you want it to be. It is always changing and...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! The trail really does offer something for everyone. Which paths you choose all depend on how difficult you want the hike to be, in what vicinity you want to be in, and how long of a hike you're looking...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Went on trail in Petty Harbor (behind our cottage we rented) and was loved by all). Views breathtaking from up high. Can see whole village along with kms of oceanview. Odd chance to see humpback whales surfacing from water from a distance. No snakes or...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Hi there, Sugarloaf Path does offer some incredible views! Glad you had a good experience. We hope you return and experience even more of the trail! Best Regards,

Reviewed July 28, 2018

We like to hike and planned to try out this trail on our trip. Well worth it, unique and beautiful scenery. We did three trails that were all different - recommend good hiking shoes and trekking poles depending on where you go. Overall not a...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thanks for sharing this helpful advice with fellow hikers! On the back of the maps there is a diagram showing elevation change, which can be helpful in planning what sections of the trail to do. We hope you return to Newfoundland soon and try out...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018

We spent a few days hiking sections of the East Coast Trail around Petty Harbour, we hiked from Blackhead to Petty Harbour, the Spout Trail and Mickaleens Path. All were great though the hike into the Spout Trail is a bit boring but worth it...More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Hi there, We're thrilled you had such a good experience on the East Coast Trail. The access path onto the Spout is quite long, but it pays off when you finally get to the geyser! Late June and July are great times to see whales....More

Reviewed July 21, 2018

We loved climbing high to see this trail. The weather changed quickly so we did not go as far as we wanted to, but it was amazing. These trails are everywhere and worth the time if the weather is good.More

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

The weather in Newfoundland is definitely something to watch out for given that it can change so quickly! The trail actually spans over 300 km, allowing hikers to experience the coastline of the Avalon peninsula. I hope next time you'll get to finish more of...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018

Walked from Blackhead village bay for 1.8 km to a lookout over Cape Spear and spotted three very active whales in both directions as well as an amazing view across to Cape Spear.

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East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hi there, June and July are fantastic months to see whales along the East Coast Trail. Blackhead Path offers some incredible views, and brings you right to the most easterly point in North America. Glad to hear you had a good time! Best Regards,

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donnaab_12
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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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reofner
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id arrange for a taxi to pick you up at a certain place and time
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StephanieMarie89
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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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