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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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We walked the 100 metres from Skerwink Hostel to the well marked trailhead. Start through the gate to travel clockwise or step down to the gravel road below to go the other way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked the 100 metres from Skerwink Hostel to the well marked trailhead. Start through the gate to travel clockwise or step down to the gravel road below to go the other way. Take water or a snack and dress in layers. You'll be about two hours based on a moderate pace. The trail is well maintained with steps, rock... More 

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St.Albert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rated as moderate to difficult so I was nervous about it but the trail itself was well laid out with good steps in steep areas & planks down in boggy areas with wire mess. Fabulous views of the cliffs & I'm scared of heights. Lots of spots to stop for rests.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well maintained trail. Quite a few steps - recommended route is clockwise. Views are incredible.good footwear needed and if it is windy can be cold in exposed areas.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there were a few sections where we needed to climb stairs, this 5 km hike was not difficult. It was a lovely sunny day when we did it and the vistas of the ocean, rocks and the town of Trinity were wonderful. Well worth the effort.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow 3 hours to walk the 5 miles or so of this trail. Sections of the trail are steep and somewhat strenuous. But it's worth it for the views. I believe that this trail is rated as one of the top 25 in the world and it's easy to understand why. We were lucky in that it was a cloudless... More 

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Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it! We did not know what to expact. The hike was easy to walk. And there are al lot of different views. That is wat makes it special.

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Thank Sanne V
Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do NOT visit Newfoundland without hiking the Skerwink Trail. 5.8 km, but allow min 2.5-3.0 hrs to thoroughly enjoy it!

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail is a hiking trail with the first km and last km a walking trail on flat ground. The website is accurate and helpful. The views along the coastal path has great views. I took more pictures on this trail than most! There are boardwalks with metal mesh on them to address wet weather. There are steps where appropriate.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hold onto your hat when you hike is gorgeous trail - the winds are quite fierce in some exposed spots. But the views are stunning. At each turn there is a new panoramic view. The trail is well maintained with steps and boardwalks making even the steep climbs manageable. Enjoy.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weather was perfect, so many others enjoying the beautuiful trail. Scenery breathtaking! Next time will take a picnic.

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