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East Coast Trail

Highway #10, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-738-4453
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Best trails in NL

Take a look at the East Coast Trail website and learn about the best secrets in NL. THe coast is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Erin159
Fresh air, beautiful scenery, escape to nature

I live in the area so walk and hike the East Coast Trail a few times every spring, summer and fall... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
peggydixon
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Conception Bay South, Canada
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Explore 26 wilderness paths along North America's easternmost coastline. The East Coast Trail unites genuine wilderness hiking with richly historic communities from Portugal Cove, to Cape St. Francis, to Cappahayden. There are over 300 kilometers of developed trail to explore. The paths of the East Coast Trail take you past towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. Experience abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, the world's southernmost caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites, and many more attractions.
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Highway #10, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take a look at the East Coast Trail website and learn about the best secrets in NL. THe coast is stunning and will take your breath away as you walk out of the woods to the edge of a cliff. Hundreds of feet up!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I live in the area so walk and hike the East Coast Trail a few times every spring, summer and fall. There is a path to match everyone's skill level so with a little research you can find one for you. You never know what...More

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East Coast Trai... A, other at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peggy, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy the trail. You have provided some great tips to hikers, we really appreciate your review. Best Regards,

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I drove out of St Johns down to La Manche, parking on a dirt road south west of the bridge. About a 30 minute walk from there to the suspension bridge. Really worth it, great piece of engineering and really beautiful scenery. Well worth the...More

Thank Peter K
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East Coast Trai... A, Manager at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your hike and the suspension bridge. Best regards,

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

it is a must to do activity for hiking lovers, so much to hike and view is breath taking! pack your food and enough water, it will be a long day!

Thank Feng L
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East Coast Trai... A, Manager at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hi Feng, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the trails! Best regards,

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Close to the city, and one beautiful vista after another. Be aware that there are few good places to eat, and even fewer that stay open year-round. One reliable stop is The Captain's Table in Mobile, and it is open year-round.

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East Coast Trai... A, Marketing Student at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robert, Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback. Best Regards,

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a must do for anybody travelling to Saint johns an area we did 17 km of this on October 2, 2017 and the next day as well we cannot say enough about the views and the quality of the trail one thing I...More

1  Thank ScaryHallet20
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East Coast Trai... A, Marketing Student at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review! We appreciate your kind words and your feedback. We are working on placing more emphasis on issues like dog droppings, and are constantly reminding hikers to clean up any mess that may occur. Best Regards,

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We took the Irish Loop, but the roads were so bad, we were constantly watching the roads for huge pothole, that we missed a lot of the scenery. In the end, we missed one huge pothole, and wreaked a tire on our rental car, could...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Sturdy shoes, walking sticks, some water with a snack and away you go. Rocks that touch the sky, sounds that capture the heart, the wind and water to sooth your soul.

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East Coast Trai... A, other at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi JoAnn, Thank you for your review, you have captured such beautiful words to describe the trail, and gave some handy tips to hikers. Thanks again Best Regards,

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Several small fishing communities, B&Bs and great views along the way...Avalon outdoor music fest was well attendedMore

Thank RudyCanada
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East Coast Trai... A, other at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rudy, Thank you for taking time to give us a review. Our weather can sometimes get foggy, but a little fog never hurt nobody! Hopefully you got to enjoy the summer's sun while vacationing. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

All of the trails that we tackled were very enjoyable. The planking and steps, in certain areas did make the hikes more enjoyable. We walking in running shoes, so appreciated the areas where we walked on wire covered planks instead of muck. The coastline is...More

1  Thank MC0959
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East Coast Trai... A, other at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for your kind review and words. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our trail. Those board walks definitely come in handy after rain, or other wet weather conditions. Come back again anytime. Best Regards,

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reofner
8 February 2018|
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Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
It is tricky but we used taxi services on 3 occasions. We called ahead of time to make sure the taxi was able to pick us up at the end of the trailhead. The taxi drivers are quite used to people on the ECT.
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StephanieMarie89
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Response from K T | Reviewed this property |
I would say it depends on the weather! The area around La Manche toward Ferryland has a lot of cover in the woods.
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We rented a car at the airport and we did that in advance of our arrival. There is a Newfoundland Tourism office at the airport that will tell you where the most recent icebergs are and give you directions. It's very easy... More
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