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Skerwink Trail

Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2006
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In a country full of remarkable hikes, this was one of the best. The trail is marked as "moderate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Princeton, New Jersey
via mobile
Beautiful views

This is a well maintained trail that has a few steep areas, if you take your time it shouldn't be a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary S
Indian Lake, United States
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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 the amazing coastal scenery, sea birds, whales, eagles, sea stacks as well as icebergs (in season).
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Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2006
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In a country full of remarkable hikes, this was one of the best. The trail is marked as "moderate to difficult," but it's actually not a strenuous climb. Boardwalks and stairs help you manage the steepest slopes and marshiest areas. What's "difficult" perhaps is when...More

1  Thank JSD57
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a well maintained trail that has a few steep areas, if you take your time it shouldn't be a problem. The views are well worth the effort.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A 2 hour hike with breath-taking scenery. a must for all nature enthusiasts. There are a lot of steps. This trail is a circular route: where you start you also end (a great concept). The owner of the Sherwood suites is the creator of this...More

Thank sunshinebaby45
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful and scenic trail that is suitable for just about anyone. There are some high areas but it's quite safe and risky areas are marked. Don't miss it!

Thank GermaineL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular coastal trail; best view within the first few kms even for those who can't make it the full route.

Thank Smilin-Mermaid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice, fairly easy hike great for older kids or little ones in a backpack. The views are incredible.

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful trail, amazing scenery, moderate to difficult trail! Would recommend this trail to all!!

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an incredible hike and should not be missed. This time of the year - beginning of June - there are lots of icebergs to see. It offers stunning sceneries and new surprises around every corner. The trail is a little over 5 km....More

Thank dundr2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Skerwink is a must if you are anywhere on the Bonavista peninsula. Newfoundland has some amazing hikes, many not to be missed, but none more visually stunning than the coastal option of the Skerwink. 5.3 km of rugged beauty. The hike itself is very...More

Thank getawaygirl55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked this trail on a foggy morning, but it cleared up part way through. The scenery is stunning, even when the weather isn't great. So many beautiful areas to look out over the ocean and sea stacks! The trail itself was very well maintained,...More

Thank Lauren G
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Sandy T
Due to a physical situation I'm limited to walking about 45 minutes max at a time. Is it possible to drive to parts of the trail with the best views?
20 March 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.
Hi how far is skier wink trail from St. John's?
28 May 2016|
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Response from missmartha938 |
It is about 3 hours give or take, but a beautiful drive, and well worth it! I would actually recommend staying near the Trinity area. There are a lot of great things to do around Trinity and Boavista (which is about 35... More
Can you bring a small dog on trails?
3 February 2016|
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Response from SparkleSeeker | Reviewed this property |
Leash of course so your little friend stays safe... Rugged area with cliffs, my small dog would do fine.