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“Stunning views.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skerwink Trail

Skerwink Trail
Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Activities: Hiking
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Stunning views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is an incredible hike. The views are unbelievable. If we were ther longer we would have done the trail again. I wish we had taken a box lunch, which was available through our hotel, The Fishers Loft Inn.

Visited June 2013
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Aurora
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Spectacular views, cliffs, lots of hills and nice boardwalk/stair sections. Dying/decaying trees and fog created a surreal atmosphere. Incredible views. We were studying lichen & moss and found it incredible.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, ON Canada
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“Spectacular views, not for children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We're in our late 60s/early 70s and took 2.5 hours to do this exceptional trail. It is very well laid out and maintained; well worth a donation at the end to help keep it in such good shape. We enjoyed the varied terrain and especially the views!

While not particularly dangerous if you stay on the trail, it is not a trail for children.

Visited June 2013
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“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Its only 5.3 km’s but give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the sites. Most of this trail would be classified as Easy to moderate (but there are a lot of stairs). However, there are maybe two or three very steep spots. There are a couple benches along the trail for a nice place to sit and snack.

Visited June 2013
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Moncton, Canada
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“Not to be Missed Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This hike as some of the most breathtaking views I've seen in Newfoundland! The trail has some steep spots but those are equipped with stairs to climb. The trail doesn't have rails next to the cliffs but I am glad that it has maintained its natural beauty and hasn't been marred by regimented barriers to the views. It is a good 5.6 K but well worth the hike. Amazing.

Visited May 2013
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