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Skerwink Trail

Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Beautiful trail, from sea cliffs to magical woodlands to beaches covered in grey pebbles, this is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James B
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Twinsburg, Ohio
For those who love the outdoors and stunning scenery!

I’ve visited skerwink many many times. It is an absolutely breath taking hike! With coastle views... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janine S
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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 the amazing coastal scenery, sea birds, whales, eagles, sea stacks as well as icebergs (in season).
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Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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"sea stacks"
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"clockwise direction"
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"spectacular views"
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"ups and downs"
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"beautiful hike"
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"km hike"
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"steep areas"
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"take your time"
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"donation box"
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"bonavista peninsula"
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"moderate hike"
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"moderate difficulty"
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"every corner"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful trail, from sea cliffs to magical woodlands to beaches covered in grey pebbles, this is a wonderful trail.

Thank James B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited skerwink many many times. It is an absolutely breath taking hike! With coastle views like no other. I’ve seen whales, foxes and moose while completing this hike. Not for the faint of heart as there are some steep embankments. There is an option...More

Thank Janine S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been staying at the Fishers Loft Inn and this trail can be accessed on foot from here. What a lovely hike. Very doable in 1.5-2 hours but we took our time taking photographs and stopping for a little picnic. Gorgeous cliff side views...More

2  Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are avid hikers and have now added the Skerwink Trail to our international top 5 trails! It's a fairly short 5.3 km trail loop which takes you up the cliff wall, along the cliff face overlooking Trinity Bay and back down. The views are...More

4  Thank conniedonner
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well marked and also well trodden route through spectacular scenery. The views out to sea are wonderful, whatever the weather. We went early on a Sunday morning to avoid the crowds and enjoyed the peace and beauty of the place. The temptation to linger...More

2  Thank Mike594
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scenic vistas over the North Atlantic Ocean, coves and beaches are breathtaking. It's a 5.3 KM loop and it has many, many steps. i walked from Fishers' Loft Inn and it was just over 10,700 steps. It took about two hours. Although it was...More

1  Thank ktuerff
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful area, stunning views and lovely walks, really doable walks, lots of interesting views and a beach location...

1  Thank Clanger J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not an easy hike so not ideal for children or seniors but lots of fun and definitely worth it! It's 5km with amazing views all the way around; I recommend going clockwise! Wear comfy shoes and clothes and bring a camera!

1  Thank Erin K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not an overly long hike with great views of the ocean and town. However, very similar to other coastline hikes in Newfoundland.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have the Rockies in our back yard so for us the hike wasn't strenuous but worth it. The views of the ocean and Trinity east were worth it.

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473Dan044
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
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Sandy T
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.
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monalle1
May 28, 2016|
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It is about 3 hours give or take, but a beautiful drive, and well worth it! I would actually recommend staying near the Trinity area. There are a lot of great things to do around Trinity and Boavista (which is about 35... More
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