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Skerwink Trail is the hiking Jewel of the region. It is internationally recognized and was ranked the top 35 trails in North America and Europe by Travel & Leisure Magazine (2003). This 5.3 km hike will provide the opportunity to view and photograph...more
Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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All reviews sea stacks clockwise direction spectacular views beautiful hike ups and downs take your time steep areas donation box km hike every corner well worth the effort moderate difficulty moderate hike bonavista peninsula stairs to climb two hours the cliff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As good as any hiking trail in the world! Lovely views, accessible, and a nice easy distance. It is nice that it is a loop. Well marked and well maintained

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Newfound-traveller
Reviewed December 1, 2018

This was our first hike of our month long trip to the Maritimes and we were a bit rusty. We are both in our late 60's and though the trail was listed as "Moderate" we found it a bit more challenging than that. That being...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We have been on many hiking trails throughout NL and NS and this is one of the best we have been on. Great trail, amazing views, and lots to see on the hike.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ian S
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This hike is challenging in places, but well worth going. The views of the harbor, from the beach, and atop the cliffs are spectacular! There are several places that the trail is near the edge of the cliffs, so those with severe fears of heights...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amy G
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Stunning coastal scenery on a moderate trail. A few ups and downs but well worth the effort. Sea stacks, cliffs and stunning coastal scenery.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce L
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is one of the most beautiful hikes we've ever been on. We lucked out on the weather and enjoyed every step of the trail. We found the trail to be very well planned. There are no really long sets of stairs - certainly nothing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carolajr888
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The 5.3km hike is awesome. The views are spectacular, the trail is very well maintained with boardwalks, stairs, grass and gravel. Clockwise as other reviewers have mentioned is the best direction to go as the trail starts out flat before you start climbing and climbing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank skyflash_9
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

This is an awesome hike full of panoramic views and stunning vistas. I went in September and while it was a bit overcast, looking out at the sea stacks and out over the ocean was magical. There was absolutely no one else on the trail...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brodeng
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This 5 km loop hike has incredible sea views displaying Newfoundland’s rugged coastline and examples of beautiful “rock columns”. The Skerwink Trail is well developed with sections of wooden platforms covering “boggy areas” on moderate terrain; and rock and wooden stairs with some steep sections....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fhw1955
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Walking the trai just outside of Trinity East brings you to a walking excursion along the sea .. the area is reasonably flat to begin with but morphs into a bit of an adventure. Great sea views and a good lookout hill to see the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 18, 2018|
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Response from Janine S | Reviewed this property |
The starting point is in port rexton and is clearly marked. It’s a 5.3km loop so you finish at the same point. Just follow the signage. You’ll see many cars parked on the sides of the roads and parking area for this trail.
August 12, 2017|
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Response from Myrapart | Reviewed this property |
Three hours is lots of time. We are a couple of oldies and we're back in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Took lots of time for views and watching whales. Lots of steps on the trail, not rock scrambling so no previous hiking... More
March 20, 2017|
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Response from HikeDiscovery | Property representative |
Hi, I am sorry to say but no you cannot drive to sections of this trail. This trail ventures off the roadways and follows the coastline around a headland.