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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are not hikers. If you are not a hiker and are wondering if you can do this hike, you can. If you can walk up and down stairs (however slowly) and have reasonably good shoes on, you can hike this path. If you need a rest, there are benches placed throughout the trail. You will not... More

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Inverness, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was foggy and rainy when we did this hike but we would still rate it as one of the best hikes we have ever done. The trail is extremely well maintained, excellent views, and we even saw a young silver fox finishing his breakfast before scurrying into his den. Be sure to do the lookout spur trail too.

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St. John's, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our friend told us about this trail which we might not have noted with the arts and culture in Trinity taking so much of our attention. This trail was stunning. We took the coastal path and it is certainly the best trail I have seen in NL. We walked the trails of the Cinque Terra in Italy and wished they... More

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Granada, Nicaragua
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Amazing views, reasonably challenging but not too arduous. Bring your camera, binoculars, and a walking stick is helpful.

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Oakville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This trail is lovingly maintained by local volunteers. Be sure to take the coastal route....it's breathtaking. It can be challenging....so take your time (or not) it's definitely worth it. It's not a race....so take your camera...and enjoy the scenery.

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St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Absolutely one of the best trails I have ever hiked. Lots of great pictures of the sea stacks. Hike is considered moderate in difficulty but can be handled by just about anyone. Lots of rest areas along the way.

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I would say the hike was medium to moderate. Nothing too steep for too long and visa versa. Well maintained and a great view of the ocean for most of the hike. It wasn't busy so it really felt like you had the journey all to yourself. Highly recommend, even in the rain.

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Miami Springs, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Beautiful area for hiking and sightseeing. remote, but basic amenities and needs will be met. Hotel is not fancy but everything was clean and comfortable.

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Pickering, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you love hiking and you are up for some hills and great scenery than the Skerwink Trail is a must. Wear good shoes and dress in layers as you'll go through fields, forest, and shoreline. There are nice stops along the way to rest and just soak up the beauty of nature. Don't forget your water!!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A 5.2km, 2.5hr trail with some of the most spectacular sights of the NFLD coastline. The cliff's have a sharp drop. Be careful! Well worth it and relatively easy walking trail.

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