Klondike Trail

Klondike Trail, Elliston: Address, Klondike Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Klondike Trail
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Mike R
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Great hike with my son on the Klondike Trail
Jun. 2020
The beautiful scenic view of the ocean and rock formations along the Klondike Trail was amazing.The trail was very easy to walk and a great place to go for a hike and a picnic.Very few flies to bother me because of the cool breeze coming from over the land and nearby ocean.You can leave from Elliston and go to Spillars Cove using the Klondike Trail.
Written June 22, 2020
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fivenick9
Denver, CO466 contributions
Literally Postcard perfect views
Jun. 2019 • Couples
This trail runs from Elliston to Spillars Cove on the northern tip of the Bonavista Peninsula. We decided to hike the Northwestern end of the trail starting at the "unmarked" trail head in Spillars Cove. We just drove to the end of the road and parked in the cul-de-sac which looked like the start of the trail. Right out of the box you are presented with incredible sea coast scenery including sea stacks and icebergs. At about 3 km the trail heads into the trees and towards Elliston. We decided to head back to our car and get another look at the spectacular coastal scenery.
Written July 23, 2019
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dogluver93
Barrie, Canada76 contributions
What trail?
Jul. 2019 • Solo
The raring is for the actual ‘trail’ The area is great. I entered from Spillars Cove. The cart track which is actually the trail is boring. I couldn’t find any trail markings at all. I assume to find the sea stacks and great views you are meant to just tromp around the cliff edges? There are some important plants here and I didn’t have much interest in destroying vegetation under my feet. I gave up after a half hour or so. If there was an actual marked trail to the views folks are talking about this would be amazing.
Written July 19, 2019
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PJPoortwachter
Deventer, The Netherlands64 contributions
A pair of Humpback whales surfaced in front of me!
Aug. 2018 • Solo
Started the trail in Elliston, saw some nice sceneries with interesting vegetation, and left the trail at 2/3 to walk up to the cove. Sat down on a rock and studied the area with my binoculars. Dramatic sceneries, puffins and whales in the distance, easily spotted by the white spray when the breathe out.

I kid you not, while I sat on my rock, facing the cove, a pair of huge humpback whales entered the cove and surfaced in front of me!!!

I was flabbergasted and humbled by the elegance of these giants. They checked out the area and left again for open sea, leaving me stunned.
Written September 25, 2018
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David G
Gloucester, UK39 contributions
Trail with a difference
Sep. 2018 • Couples
3 KM easy to moderate walk along an old railway. Many years ago built as an extension from Bonavista. Apparently it was never used as a railway line. Instead the locals made use of the path when walking to and from Elliston.
The outstanding part of this walk are the fabulous views and seeing all the wonderful fruits growing wild. It was a free dessert of berry berries. It was the first time I have ever seen partridgeberries growing in the wild.
If you do this walk in the month of June you should see the icebergs, which have travelled down from Labrador, and this year a polar bear came to Elliston on the iceberg. Sadly it had to be killed.
Written September 17, 2018
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Sarah K
Edmonton, Canada982 contributions
Skip the trail - drive to Spillars Cove and hike around it instead
Jun. 2018 • Couples
The Klondike Trail is pretty boring and there's not a lot to see if you start in Elliston. Instead, go to the end (Spillars Cove) and just hike around it. It is honestly beautiful. But that's the money shot. Not the trail.
Written June 22, 2018
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diggerjones
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada225 contributions
Puffins, puffins and more puffins!
May 2018 • Solo
I did parts of the trail in Elliston and Spillars cove. The views are spectacular in both areas. Also lots of puffins in both too. I found that the birds were closer and more curious in a Spillars Cove. Wear a good hiking boot as the trail is a bit rocky. Always wise to watch your step as there are no guide rails to keep you from the edge!
Written May 25, 2018
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robbyn168
Cypress, TX25 contributions
Great views!
Aug. 2017 • Family
Great sea views, did the overland part back to Elliston, is good to get dropped off and picked up, as a long hike.
Written August 15, 2017
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Jaanki
Victoria, Canada41 contributions
A beautiful trail
Jun. 2017 • Couples
We were fortunate enough to walk this trail on a sunny, hot day in June with fantastic views of icebergs in Spillar's Cove. You can also see puffins nesting just offshore, although there weren't many to be seen when we were there. The part of the trail that leads to the ocean was full of birdsong. If you are going with small children you might want to be vigilant as there are sheer drops down to the ocean along the cove.
Written June 19, 2017
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rashid_13
Elliston, Canada55 contributions
Always delightful
Aug. 2016 • Friends
The Klondike is one of my favourite trails. There's diversity in the topography & always a surprise, or two. No big challenges, so very suitable for any constellation of people. Bring along a picnic. Some primo spots along the trail for bird watching, whale sighting, as well as picnicking.
Written February 25, 2017
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