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“Definitely a Highlight of the Trip”
Review of East Coast Trail

East Coast Trail
Ranked #4 of 97 things to do in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

OMG, what a great trail. It was a stunning, sunny, warm, breezy day when we embarked on this trail. One of the most beautiful in Newfoundland for sure. It was a thrill to sit out on a rock and watch the whales come near the shore and put on a show for us. Must go back.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We did about 1.5 km of the trail, from Quidi Vidi village to just past Bawdens Highlands, just enough to see on the other side of the hill up there, looking north. Then turned around and came back down. None of the ECT trails are loops which is a bummer. Took us about 1 hour to get up, it's uphill all the way, there are some stairs but mostly you climb on dirt paths or rocks so I would say it is a strenuous hike. About 45 min to come back down. We had a sunny day, the views climbing and once you are up there are worth the climb, it was nice to do such a trail so close to St. John's.

Bring water!!

1  Thank busymothertoronto
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The East Coast Trail is an excellent system of trails and should be on the top of your to-do list in Newfoundland. We started in Witless bay, walked along the trail bordering the shore, saw breathtaking views and spotted copious amounts of whales! The trail is perfect for both families and hard core hikers because you can choose your own distance.

Thank dgrevatt2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Beautiful hike along the coastline on a well groomed trail. I've done the Signal Hill and to Quidi Vidi route and finished up for lunch at Mallard Cottage. View was amazing along the coastline. Saw whales and a Bald Eagle with nest. Food and service was terrific. no washrooms along the trail.

Thank Elaine D
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This sequence of trail segments stretches over 300 miles with some of the best views in the world, fresh air, layers and layers of history going back to 1497, and other unique features. I really like the fact people can pick segments that fit their abilities and interests, can sleep in soft beds out of the weather every night, and through hikers can easily connect one segment to the next.
One big suggestion I have is to research your hike segments before you go, and look for historical pictures. Then you can post before and after pics while gaining an appreciation of how hard life used to be in Newfoundland.

1  Thank K T
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