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Skerwink Trail

Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The views are truly magnificent. Make sure you climb up to the lookout (which has a picnic table so being a lunch).

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101 reviews 101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is one hike you don't want to miss. It's not really easy but just meduim, but it's definetly worth it> Great views over the cliffs while the bald eagle is soaring overhead. TAke at least 2 hours just to have time to enjoy the views

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St. John's
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a great trail with great views. I recommend travelling it clockwise so you can climb the steepest part rather than descend it. I don't think I would have felt my footing was as secure if I had descended the steep part.

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I call it Skinamarink for fun but this trail which I had not heard of previously has to go down as my all-time favorite hike. You can't change the weather but you can dress for it and I was lucky in that I had brought a waterproof jacket because one click into the hike a bit if rain started and... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This trail, ranked as one of the top ten in N. America, does not disappoint. Diverse landscape, ocean views, unexpected sights at every turn, it is a photographer's dream.

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Edmonton, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This Hike has to rank high in 5.5k hikes. A hike that travels along the rugged coast, through forests and at the beach, this is a highlight that one should experience while in Newfoundland.

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Woodstock, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

the views were spectacular! the trail was listed moderate to difficult but we made it. There were only a few places that were a bit challenging. 5 km. and most was along the beautiful cliffs looking out on the ocean. the rest was a mix of meadows, woodland and bogs. You got everything .

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Abbotsford, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We hiked the Skerwink Trail on a cloudy day with rain falling during the back half, and it was still wonderful.

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Kimberley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The few climbs when walking in a clockwise direction do not seem very difficult as they a spread out. The scenery on this trail is spectacular and varied. Reportedly this trail can be hiked in one hour but we took two and one-half hours, stopping at every bench and scenic outlook to appreciate what we were seeing. Take your time... More

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North Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This trail is exceptionally well maintained and marked. Anyone of moderate fitness can enjoy the hike as it is relatively level and where there is an uphill there are stairs. Benches are placed along the trail for breaks to absorb the gorgeous sea views. highly recommended.

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