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Skerwink Trail is the hiking Jewel of the region. It is internationally recognized and was ranked the top 35 trails in North America and Europe by Travel & Leisure Magazine (2003). This 5.3 km hike will provide the opportunity to view and photograph...more
Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Walking the trai just outside of Trinity East brings you to a walking excursion along the sea .. the area is reasonably flat to begin with but morphs into a bit of an adventure. Great sea views and a good lookout hill to see the...More

Thank kaliki
Reviewed 4 days ago

Long enough to be interesting, not so long you need special preparations. Varied terrain. Great sea views. We even saw a sunfish.

Thank sue w
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rated moderate to difficult. Would not recommend for anyone with any disability or difficulty with steps (up or down) - lots of them on this trail - 5.3 km. Worth it if you are able.

Thank John N
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a well-groomed/marked trail located in Port Rexton. The tail is a loop that skirts the north and south coast of Skerwink Head, a rocky peninsula that separates Trinity’s harbour from Port Rexton’s We hiked this trail on a cool, but clear day and...More

Thank CatharineB
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an average hike of about 6 kms round trip. There are many vistas which feature cliffs as well as wooded forest hiking. Bring your camera!

Thank Seagoat96
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 5.3 km trail has lots of fantastic spots for great views and photos. The trail is very well maintained with a few slightly strenuous climbs... But well worth the effort,

Thank OntarioTravellers2
Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I hiked this trail with our 14 month old daughter in the backpack. It was challenging but well worth it. The views were spectacular and after hiking 50 km on different trails across NL, Skerwink was our favourite. The Port Rexton Brewing...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is amazing. It's only 5.3k but worth every step. When I went, the weather was just awesome. But the day before, it was rainy and even so, people who did said it was great. The views are incredible, I even saw a bald...More

Thank Grit A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing trail. The views are constantly changing. You have to take the time to do this one. And don't forget your camera.

Thank Roch B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent several weeks last fall on a road trip to about a half dozen National Parks in the western U.S. always incorporating a day hike into our itinerary. We saw some spectacular scenery but nothing bested the Skerwink for beauty. We...More

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July 18, 2018|
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Response from Janine S | Reviewed this property |
The starting point is in port rexton and is clearly marked. It’s a 5.3km loop so you finish at the same point. Just follow the signage. You’ll see many cars parked on the sides of the roads and parking area for this trail.
August 12, 2017|
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Response from Myrapart | Reviewed this property |
Three hours is lots of time. We are a couple of oldies and we're back in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Took lots of time for views and watching whales. Lots of steps on the trail, not rock scrambling so no previous hiking... More
March 20, 2017|
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Response from HikeDiscovery | Property representative |
Hi, I am sorry to say but no you cannot drive to sections of this trail. This trail ventures off the roadways and follows the coastline around a headland.