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Skerwink Trail

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Address: Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Skerwink Trail is the hiking Jewel of the region. It is internationally...

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 the amazing coastal scenery, sea birds, whales, eagles, sea stacks as well as icebergs (in season).

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scenic walking trail

A beautiful walking trail that is very well maintained... by volunteers. The trail takes you through a wooded area as well as along the shoreline making for some very picturesque... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Melaine L
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful walking trail that is very well maintained... by volunteers. The trail takes you through a wooded area as well as along the shoreline making for some very picturesque opportunities. We saw a woodpecker along the way as well as shore birds. If you love hiking you will love this trail.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

This trail is more of a walk that a real hike but it was well worth the detour. The views of the ocean and Trinity (on the other side of the trail) were stunning. This is a nice little trip that takes a couple of hours. The trail has a lot of boardwalk sections and well maintained stairs. There is... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

My wife and I made this one of our last hikes on The Rock and it is certainly one to remember. The full circuit is a good trek but don't omit the Lookout Path near the 3.5 km mark. It's well worth the extra climb. The views are all breathtaking and if there is fog in the forecast, consider going... More 

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Hingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

A superb trail of 5.5 km (seemed like 7) around the coastal head high above the sea with spectacular views. Although a rugged area, the path is clearly defined, with many flights of steps both up and down and some rather more difficult surfaces to manage. This was a final walk before we left Newfoundland to return to UK and... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I've done this trail a few times now. It's about a two hour walk and you'll see some incredible views. Although most can handle it, the hike does have a lot of steep steps in places and may not be suitable for young children or people with mobility issues. Good footwear is a must, can be challenging if it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

If you like walking/hiking try this. Will suit beginner/intermediate levels, it's not too taxing and takes about 3 to 4 hours depending on fitness. There are plenty of places to stop for a rest and take in the views.

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Thank Graham F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The Skerwink trail is really well maintained but it is quite challenging in places! Someone else graded the difficulty level as moderate to difficult and I agree. The path hugs the coastline and the views over the water are fabulous! We went around 10 am and it wasn't too busy at that point. There is one outhouse type washroom near... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We have completed this 5km (approx 1 hour long) hike numerous times, and it is a MUST DO if you are in the area with a little time to spare. The hike goes along the sea wall, and the views of the ocean and cliff side is outstanding. Well maintained trail, however steep in areas and may prove somewhat difficult... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Excellent well maintained trail...easy to medium difficulty..scenery and sites were jaw dropping ..and picked buckets of blueberries along the way

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Beautiful walk with multiple stairs to climb, and a bit difficult if you are balance-challenged. Take a walking stick with you. You will meet great people along the trail.

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