Skerwink Trail
Skerwink Trail
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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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  • Dnalsaam
    Sidney, Canada109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely worth a detour!
    This is a very well-maintained trail that offers some incredible views. We walked it two days after a rather bad storm and the paths were all largely dry and it was possible to avoid almost all mud. (we did not go all the way to the top of the lookout side trail as it was a bit to muddy and slippery for two seniors) The views are incredible.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 5, 2023
  • Garnield
    Barrie, Canada9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Slippery but scenic
    This was an enjoyable hike with a few steep climbs. We did this a day after some heavy rain so was wet and slippery in many places so wear hiking boots or waterproof footwear if you go after a storm (we wore running shoes that were soaked and muddy). It was a foggy day so we couldn’t see across the water but coastal rocks were visible. Saw two dens of fox cubs (pictures don’t show them very well). I’m sure the view would have been more spectacular if no fog but still glad we made the trek!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Alan W
    Toronto, Canada103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good exercise and stunning views
    The 5km loop is a good distance, it is a challenging trail in places, steep steps and climbs in places. But the views are magnificent on both sides - Trinity Bay and then up the coast to Port Rexton. Trail is well marked, parking easy and you have a good range of terrain. We walked quickly and did the loop in 1.5 hours, a more leisurely pace would be 2 hours.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 22, 2023
  • Mappin_and_Movin
    78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views along sheer cliffs
    Hiked this trail with 2 teens and loved the stunning views - sea stacks, pillars, shale beach. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow without blazes or signage, but there was one notable section that required climbing up a steep rock section. It was wet and overcast during our trip, but the rock was still very grippy and manageable. Exercise extreme caution if considering this trail for children as there are many cliff sections with no barriers and numerous signs about unstable, undercut cliffs.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Ross Y
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Hiking
    We were reluctant to try this trail because it may have been too much much for us inexperienced hikers but we found it challenging but not overwhelming. We are in our 60’s but do a lot of walking and found it to be a very nice 90 minute hike. Unfortunately it was foggy that day and a lot of our views were diminished but we will return sometime to have a second chance.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Caribby96
    Burnaby, Canada236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must!
    This was a beautiful hike! There were a few steep spots, but for the most part it wasn't too challenging. I would recommend spending a while on this trail, at least a few hours. There is so much scenery and wildlife to see that it is worth it to take your time and enjoy it all. There's also a beautiful beach near the end of the trail. A must do in Newfoundland!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 28, 2023
  • RedbankEnt
    Toronto, Canada19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    one of the most beautiful hikes in the world
    One of those magical places in the world to walk/hike. Have never walked in the forest to the sounds of the ocean crashing down below the cliffs. Look-out points are awe inspiring! The smells, sights, and sounds are a memory that will last a lifetime. A definite must if yer in the area! Be sure to hike safely and stay away from those cliff edges !
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 11, 2023
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RedbankEnt
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
One of those magical places in the world to walk/hike. Have never walked in the forest to the sounds of the ocean crashing down below the cliffs. Look-out points are awe inspiring! The smells, sights, and sounds are a memory that will last a lifetime. A definite must if yer in the area! Be sure to hike safely and stay away from those cliff edges !
Written September 11, 2023
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aboutmiami
miami238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Not too easy. Not too challenging. Gorgeous views around every turn! Sheer cliffs and crashing surf on one side-the scent of evergreen forrest on the other.
Written September 5, 2023
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Caribby96
Burnaby, Canada236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This was a beautiful hike! There were a few steep spots, but for the most part it wasn't too challenging. I would recommend spending a while on this trail, at least a few hours. There is so much scenery and wildlife to see that it is worth it to take your time and enjoy it all. There's also a beautiful beach near the end of the trail. A must do in Newfoundland!
Written July 28, 2023
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Ross Y
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We were reluctant to try this trail because it may have been too much much for us inexperienced hikers but we found it challenging but not overwhelming. We are in our 60’s but do a lot of walking and found it to be a very nice 90 minute hike. Unfortunately it was foggy that day and a lot of our views were diminished but we will return sometime to have a second chance.
Written July 20, 2023
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Gina Q
Valrico, FL17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Spectacular views , challenging hike. Sea stacks, meadows, wildflowers, ravens, squirrels, whale watching, sea birds
Written July 19, 2023
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Mappin_and_Movin
Peterborough, ON78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Hiked this trail with 2 teens and loved the stunning views - sea stacks, pillars, shale beach. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow without blazes or signage, but there was one notable section that required climbing up a steep rock section. It was wet and overcast during our trip, but the rock was still very grippy and manageable.
Exercise extreme caution if considering this trail for children as there are many cliff sections with no barriers and numerous signs about unstable, undercut cliffs.
Written July 14, 2023
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AnniversaryGal
Calgary, Canada109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Fantastic views. It is not a casual hike especially when it is rainy and wet. There are only built up trails in parts. It is a steep hike in areas. Couldn’t help but giggle at those with white sneakers. You need solid shoes. Well worth the views! Bring water and snacks. You will need them.
Written July 2, 2023
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Alan W
Toronto, Canada103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The 5km loop is a good distance, it is a challenging trail in places, steep steps and climbs in places. But the views are magnificent on both sides - Trinity Bay and then up the coast to Port Rexton. Trail is well marked, parking easy and you have a good range of terrain. We walked quickly and did the loop in 1.5 hours, a more leisurely pace would be 2 hours.
Written June 22, 2023
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Marina O
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Amazing trail, breathtaking views!
To add to Telah M's review, it might've been a baby fox, not a baby wolf.
Written June 20, 2023
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Sonia F
Milford, NJ274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This was one heavenly trail with gorgeous lookouts. Wear your boots. It gets muddy in rainy weather.
Written June 18, 2023
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