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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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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 NEW

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 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Chelsea, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Did not expect it to be so breathtaking. It's a mix of walking in the forest while hearing the waves and outstanding views close to the cliffs. Such a great experience !

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stunning views; a nice combination of forest and shoreline/cliff exposure. Exceptionally maintained. Not a tough hike, but lots of stairs!!!

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Clarenville, Newfoundland, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I live a little over an hour away and cannot believe I only discovered the skerwink this year! I'm a beginner hiker who enjoyed every moment this trail had to offer. Beautiful scenery, birds, icebergs and dozens if whales right along the coast. I recommended taking the coastal view for anyone looking to take pictures or see the Beautiful scenery.... More

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Barrie, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This trail winds along the waters edge. Beautiful rugged cliffs plunging into clear waters. Wild flowers and delicate foliage grow along the paths. Stairs to climb as we'll. very we'll maintained. The scenery is awesome!!!! It did not seem like 5 km . Too busy to take in all there is to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Skerwink Trail was a highlight of our trip to Newfoundland and in my opinion is well deserving of its accolades! I hiked the trail with several members of my family and we all thought it was fantastic. We saw between 10-15 whales which made it extra special. An absolute must-do if in the area!

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