Fox Island Trail
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A 5.5 km hike. It is rated as being easy-moderate in difficult. The trail is a loop that displays the beautiful coastal scenery, views of the surrounding communities and local wildlife. The last portion of the Trail takes you through the fishing village of Champney’s West and along back trail for more spectacular coastal scenery. By choosing the alternate route off Trail and through the community you will increase the difficulty. The Trail goes past the fishing stages and wharf of Champney's West. These images have been included in provincial commercials and advertisements. You may even find an opportunity to chat to a local resident.
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2-3 hours
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Jay and S
13 contributions
Jun. 2022
Fairly easy trail with good ocean views. Skerwink's cliffs were more interesting.. Signage in village was unclear and took wrong turn
Written August 2, 2022
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CherylM2010
Calgary, Canada63 contributions
Jun. 2022
We were really happy to see whales and lots of seabirds on our hike. This was an easy hike on a well marked trail.
Written July 15, 2022
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honestskipper
St. John's, Canada631 contributions
Jul. 2020
Trail can be accessed at a couple different spots, use google maps for assistance.
Very scenic, easy to moderate hike, couple rocky beaches along the way. Views are spectacular. Kids loved exploring around coastline
Written July 15, 2020
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Glad that you enjoyed our trail. Please pass the word around.
Written August 1, 2020
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Peter H
Surrey, Canada35 contributions
Aug. 2019
This is a moderately easy hike that takes you through Champney's West, a lovely little outport community, and along the cliffs of Trinity Bay.
Written October 23, 2019
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carrie-7
NL18 contributions
Sep. 2019
Hiked this trail while staying overnight in Port Rexton. Wonderful views - a must do!! The coastal views are amazing.
Written September 25, 2019
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hooser54
Waterloo, Canada14 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Easier than the Skerwink trail which is close by. But very scenic and part of the trail passes through the quaint little village of Champneys West where you can visit the Aquarium. East to find and access. Allow 2 to 3 hours to complete and a little more if you want to climb to the lookout on Fox Island.
Written September 18, 2019
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Stephen F
97 contributions
Aug. 2019
This is a good moderate hike. It's about 3 miles and has lots of great vistas. There's a bit of up and down but it's certainly attainable by someone in very average shape and the exertion is well rewarded by the interesting fauna and scenery. Have a beer at Port Rextron brew after to reward yourself.
Written August 23, 2019
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Maria C
Houston, TX5 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
We went on this hike hoping to stretch our legs a bit. We got just that! This is a 5.3 km fairly easy hike through the woods and around the bay. If you want to make it a little more challenging and a little longer, hike to the top of a hill that has a Canadian flag at the top. This is toward the middle to end of the hike. There are ropes to help you up and down the rock. After your hike, head straight to Port Rexton Brewing. Great beer, nice food truck (grilled cheese sandwiches), nice people.
Written August 8, 2019
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fivenick9
Denver, CO473 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
I am not sure why the Skerwink trail gets so much publicity when this trail just up the road is just as accessible and scenic. We enjoyed this trail very much !
Written July 23, 2019
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Janice Scott
14 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Great hike, beautiful scenery, better than Skirwink & you can look over at Skirwink. Did both hikes in one day.
Written June 18, 2019
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