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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backpacker111ca
Toronto, Canada93 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, Canada605 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
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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, Ireland45 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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wloo_andrew
Waterloo, Canada888 contributions
May 2022
The trail starts on the ocean side of the parking lot on Signal Hill and goes down! Down to the rocks along the ocean. Lots of steps down but it's great to see Signal Hill from below and to get close to the ocean along the Narrows leading into St John's harbour. Good footwear (ie not flipflops) are helpful as there are rocks you have to walk over. Great hike right in the city!
Written June 15, 2022
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Heidi
Charlottetown, Canada7 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Absolutely stunning! This trail is beautiful and convenient if your looking for some amazing views and a good hike. It’s conveniently located by Signal Hill and in the city of St. John’s. There are a few tougher areas of the trail such as lots of steps and walking on some uneven surfaces such as rocks. But it is a very friendly and safe trail. We saw lots of people of all ages walking the trail and lots of people walking their dogs too!
Written November 11, 2021
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David L
Montreal, Canada74 contributions
Sep. 2021
Great trail, some tricky parts to get through but that made it fun. Make sure to wear good footwear.
Written September 27, 2021
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