East Coast Trail

East Coast Trail, St. John's: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, East Coast Trail Reviews: 5/5

East Coast Trail
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Explore 25 wilderness paths along North America's easternmost coastline. The East Coast Trail unites genuine wilderness hiking with richly historic communities from Topsail Beach, to Cape St. Francis, to Cappahayden. There are over 300 kilometers of developed trail to explore. The paths of the East Coast Trail take you past towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. Experience abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, the world's southernmost caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites, and many more attractions. While the East Coast Trail is free to hike. A $25 annual membership fee helps offset the cost of trail maintenance.
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Blondadventurer
Montreal, Canada83 contributions
Thru Hike!
Sep 2020 • Solo
I hiked all 336km in 15 days and loved it! There are some trails that could use maintenance but overall I’m very impressed with trail conditions. It’s a stunning hike with so many amazing features (spout, arch..). You can read more about my hike on my blog, there’s a link in my profile. There’s a lot more detail about trails on there but overall I’d say my favourite were Stiles Cove, Cobbler’s Path and Motion Head.
Written October 4, 2020
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Hector Valencia
St. John's, Canada10 contributions
Very Berry Archful!
Aug 2020
Gigantic spot for a picnic, a “budol fight” will be funtastic for an 8.1Kilometers "tukad-baba, baba-tukad."

Worth the trail that will test your agility, endurance and mobility that equates to its easy, moderate and kind of difficult terrain for those who are not use to trudge long distances.

Took me 2 hours and 15 minutes to reach this highlight through different grade of pathways, starting from unpaved road, muddy and stone trail, into the woods, longitudinal boardwalks to stair made of logs, etc.
In total, 5 hours back and forth which includes taking a deep breath, a break and at least 3 “viewpoints.”

Sweat and perspire a lot under a sultry sun, cooling off under the canopies of spruce. Tasting wild blueberries on the way was such a leisurely treat.

Lucky to have the boat on the spot with bunches of people touring the rugged coastline and estuaries.
Written August 20, 2020
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robinhh988
St. John's, Canada77 contributions
Awesome
Dec 2019 • Family
The East Coast Trail, ECT is simply fantastic. Do it alone, with friends, your dog. It is a strenuous hike in parts or a gentle stroll in others. Check out their website to see map and trail ratings to see which one of the trails best works for your particular preference.
If you are looking for adventure and a workout this is the place to go.

Written February 12, 2020
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Puffinman
Berlin, Germany898 contributions
One and only!
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is such a great idea! Creating a trail around the most remarkable coastline in Newfoundland at the Avalon peninsula.
It takes a lot of energy and money to keep the unique trail active.
He is in great conditions.
Especially around the Witless Bay Ecological area the Trail is so special.
Written January 14, 2020
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coolangatta68
St. John's, Canada5 contributions
Outdoor experience
Jul 2019
This is an outstanding hiking experience for all levels of fitness . It is also an outstanding scenic experience along costal trails with ocean overlooks from several hundred feet elevations . The trails follow along well groomed paths , very narrow in places , with spectacular views of steep cliffs , breaking waves and numerous sea birds .
Written November 5, 2019
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jezebeljojo
Halifax, Canada57 contributions
Loved out hike
Oct 2019
We hiked for an hour to Cape Spear and loved the nature and views of the ocean. The trail was clearly marked. Highly recommend.
Written October 20, 2019
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Chris
3 contributions
Stunningly beautiful
Jul 2019
In terms of hiking, scenery and the people you meet, this trip is truly something unique. The trip is planned out well and the accommodations recommended by Great Canadian Trails have exceeded our expectations.
Written October 4, 2019
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iandebc
Edmonton, Canada43 contributions
Amazing scenery. Sometimes hard to decide which trails to hike!
Sep 2019
It is difficult to decide which parts of the trail to hike, there are so many options. We did Bay Bulls to Witless Bay and it was fantastic, although it is rated as easy/intermediate, I would say if you do it all, it would be more on the intermediate side. Also did Discovery Trail from Elliston to Spillar's Cove and could have spent hours at the Spillar's Cove end on the headlands.
Written September 25, 2019
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Brian R
Edmonton, Canada9 contributions
The scenery is fantastic
Aug 2019
I only had time to walk two sections of this extensive trail. The La Manch Village section was disappointing, mostly a paved road. But Deadman's Bay Path is outstanding. Highly recommended.
Written September 20, 2019
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Hi, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Deadman's Bay Path! While hiking the La Manch Village Trail, which side did you come from? Did you access this hike from La Manch Village Road or from Bauline East? We hope you are able to experience more of the East Coast Trail soon! Thank you
Written September 24, 2019
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Patricia B
St. Albert, Canada684 contributions
Visually Appealing Hiking
Sep 2019 • Couples
We accessed the East Coast Trail from the Cape Spear point of Newfoundland. There are lovely views from along the trail that show off the coast sharp rocks and high cliffs. The paths are well maintained and have some areas off the trail that have been packed down that lead to more precarious points of view.

There were trees lining the path at the beginning that kept your distance travelled harder to track. As soon as the trees cleared it was surprising how far we had made it.

A more prepared hiker could go for longer distances. We went to a couple of the coastal jut outs.

In September there were plenty of berries along the trail, some flowers, few bugs, small birds. Calming views for those looking to relax.
Written September 16, 2019
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Hi Patricia, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed a day out on the East Coast Trail! Wow, we are glad to hear how wonderful the trail was in September, we hope you get out to enjoy the trail again soon! Thanks!
Written September 24, 2019
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