North Head Trail
North Head Trail
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An exhilarating hike featuring rugged coastal beauty, striking views, and historic sites. This challenging trail built by Parks Canada descends 500 ft and includes a narrow coastal path along the Narrows. Caution: This trail is not maintained by the Grand Concourse Authority. Steep cliffs and hazardous sections are common throughout and caution should be exercised at all times.
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Olga K
10 contributions
Aug. 2023
Prepare to be wowed. Breathtaking views of the ocean and the city at every turn. If you are like me, and take a million pictures, allow yourself plenty of time to complete the trail. The trail is exceptionally well maintained, stairs throughout, just couple spots where you get to practice your one-legged squat. I took the trail going down from the Hill. Going up would require a bit more stamina - the climb is an equivalent of 20 stories! Fitness fans run this trail for exercise, but it is also very suitable for a leisurely not-so-in-shape walker like me.
Written August 20, 2023
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Caribby96
Burnaby, Canada231 contributions
Jul. 2023
This trail was so beautiful! We went as a group, and the views were amazing the whole time. There are so many photo opportunities, and we saw whales.

Our tour guide didn't give us a lot of information ahead of time, so some weren't prepared for this hike. Make sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, as this is a hike, and bring lots of water. There are some steep parts and it gets windy.
Written July 28, 2023
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dbinhou7511
Houston, TX1,581 contributions
Jul. 2022
Not an easy trail to go down or up, but worth the views along The Narrows. Be careful going along the rockface at the bottom, so of the spots are narrow (but there are chain railings in spots). Look for ships and birds. Even in the fog, this is a good trail. Some parts are quite steep.
Written March 14, 2023
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backpacker111ca
Toronto, Canada95 contributions
Sep. 2022
Did this trail after arriving in St. John's at the end of the day. A storm was meant to arrive in the morning (Earl) and was encouraged by a local running up the trail to continue. It was getting dark and I was concerned about getting back down safely. In the end I walked back down along the road which was very safe. Stunning vistas along the rugged shore up to Cabot Tower. Stayed to watch the sunset then the lights over the harbour and city! Magical.
Written October 22, 2022
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Wendy S
Parksville, Canada4 contributions
Sep. 2022
very scenic and lots of places to stop and rest or just enjoy the view We had nice weather so that helps
Written September 13, 2022
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Joshua T
Hamilton, Canada126 contributions
Aug. 2022
great loop trail to see the area from a different perspective. Combined with the Quidi Vidi loop then back up Signal Hill
Written August 17, 2022
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Bucko007
Sudbury, Canada630 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Amazing vistas. Not an easy hike especially for someone afraid of heights. Three navy ships left port during our walk and it was amazing to witness. Lots of ups and downs. Your Fitbit will enjoy the day. Lol
Written July 16, 2022
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Richard E
11 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Not for the faint of heart. Being very afraid of heights, there were a couple of sections that were eerie. Having said that....the views are simply amazing. Once we were done, my Fitbit said we had walked nearly 8000 steps and climbed 70 stories.
Written July 13, 2022
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Jamie L
Halifax, Canada12 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Spectacular views. Really well maintained path. Not for anyone afraid of heights (or of walking up/down 800 or so steps). Wear comfortable shoes for a hike and bring water. We went from Battery Rd to Cabot Tower and walking up the hill (rather than down) worked well for us. Definitely the highlight of our stay in St. John's.
Written July 5, 2022
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Deirdre N
Dublin, Ireland46 contributions
May 2022
A wonderful walk with stunning views over the Atlantic. An incredible facility in the downtown area of historic St John's
Written June 22, 2022
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