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Skerwink Trail

Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2006
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One of the best hikes any where

We hiked here on 6/28/18. Coming from So. Utah I am more a desert hiking fan and used to some... read more

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Peter K
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Hurricane, Utah
Absolutely Incredible!

After first kilometre, was beautiful, varied, not too difficult and well maintained. Husband and I... read more

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joytavener
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Toronto, Canada
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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
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"sea stacks"
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"clockwise direction"
in 7 reviews
"spectacular views"
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"beautiful hike"
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"ups and downs"
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"steep areas"
in 5 reviews
"km hike"
in 9 reviews
"take your time"
in 16 reviews
"every corner"
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"donation box"
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"bonavista peninsula"
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"moderate hike"
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"moderate difficulty"
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"two hours"
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"the cliff"
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Reviewed yesterday

We hiked here on 6/28/18. Coming from So. Utah I am more a desert hiking fan and used to some (think Zion, Bryce, Snow Canyon) impressive hikes. The Skerwink Trail is as good as any I have done. It has great views, some challenging sections,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

After first kilometre, was beautiful, varied, not too difficult and well maintained. Husband and I did it one evening, then insisted our daughters go the next morning, as it was so stunning.

Thank joytavener
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The trail is about a 5.5 km loop, taking about 2 hours to hike at a slow pace and stopping constantly along the way to take pictures or enjoy the view. Most of the trail is all along the coast, taking you down to a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

great scenery, and well kept trails with quite a few steps that are built with wood so as to be really all season hiking.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently while visiting Newfoundland my sister suggested hiking the Skerwink Trail. It was a great trail weaving along the cliffs with lots of vantage viewpoints. In fact at our first stop we saw whales in the bay. This is what I really what i invision...More

Thank Arthur L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful hike near the Fishers' Loft Hotel. The scenery is breathtaking. Take water with you.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't expect this trail to be as amazing as it was because people tend to exaggerate but it is really beautiful and definitely worth taking the time to do. I have never hiked in my life and I live a very sedentary lifestyle. I...More

1  Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a moderate to difficult hike but the stairs here are in great shape when compared to Gros Morne. Make sure you do the Oceanside first that way you are looking ahead to the views instead of back. We saw a couple of Minke...More

1  Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Skeriwink Trail is truly beautiful. It follows the coast with huge cliffs and big vistas. We saw numerous wales in the distance. It took about 2 hours and was relatively easy - even for mid-60 year olds.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked this trail and it took far longer than the literature said because we had to keep stopping to admire the views. It is a well maintained trail and well signposted. We saw beluga whales at Dog Cove and kittiwakes nesting on the stacks....More

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429don
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.
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473Dan044
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
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Sandy T
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.
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