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Skerwink Trail

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Address: Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Phone Number: 7094642006
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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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Beautiful trail

The trail is very well maintained. The views are amazing. It's not a tough trail though lots of steps. We took about 2.5 hours and made lots of stops.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trail is very well maintained. The views are amazing. It's not a tough trail though lots of steps. We took about 2.5 hours and made lots of stops.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm afraid of heights, so my heart was in my mouth for some parts of Skerwink's moderate-difficult trail. I'm not really in shape, but was able to do this with a bit of 'sweat-equity'. It is worth every second - and it's one incredible view after another. It's 5.3kms but seems longer with the up and down elevation. Or maybe... More 

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Hod Hasharon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Skerwink Trail is heavily advertised as one of Newfoundland's premier trails/hikes. So who are we to resist it? We were up at 05:30 on what turned out to be a glorious day (Never to be taken for granted in Newfoundland!!) and off we went. The trail was pure pleasure. Not all of it was easy and there were a... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great moderate hike. Birding, whale watching and moose. Great landscape with lots of sea stacks. And, you can be out there on your own in the Fall or Spring and not see a sole.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this trail. It was rustic and beautiful and challenging and well maintained. The views were awesome. Not sure what else to say. Just do it!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked through Gros Morne and was not planning to hike while staying in Trinity but it was recommended by our B & B. Views were spectacular. We could see pods of whales and dolphins from way up on the trail. It is not a difficult trail not a lot of varied terrain as in Gros Morne but wonderful just the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had another imagine in my mind about Newfoundland--rocks scoured by the sea bereft of plant life. I couldn't have gotten it more wrong. The plants' beauty is at your feet not above your head. Thick carpets of berries, springy leaves all around. Larger views are craggy rocks at the sea's edge steeply stacked above a dark blue green water.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hike. About 5 km. One of the best maintained trails I've seen which makes it very accessible although not for wheelchairs as there are some steps. Beautiful vistas. And we had the bonus of seeing humpback and minke whales for at least two hours straight. We also saw a pair of bald eagles. If you can only do one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike, manageable length , spectacular views. Would not be able to the steps if you have heart or knee issues

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took us 4 hours to walk this 5 km trail. Not because it was difficult--au contraire-- but because it was stunningly beautiful. From incredible cliffs and sea stacks to an endless number of whales right off shore, it was impossible to walk for more than a 100 meters to take it all in. Truly a world class hike that... More 

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