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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...more
Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2006
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All reviews sea stacks clockwise direction spectacular views beautiful hike ups and downs km hike steep areas donation box take your time moderate difficulty every corner moderate hike bonavista peninsula well worth the effort the cliff two hours afraid of heights
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is challenging in places, but well worth going. The views of the harbor, from the beach, and atop the cliffs are spectacular! There are several places that the trail is near the edge of the cliffs, so those with severe fears of heights...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning coastal scenery on a moderate trail. A few ups and downs but well worth the effort. Sea stacks, cliffs and stunning coastal scenery.

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful hikes we've ever been on. We lucked out on the weather and enjoyed every step of the trail. We found the trail to be very well planned. There are no really long sets of stairs - certainly nothing...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 5.3km hike is awesome. The views are spectacular, the trail is very well maintained with boardwalks, stairs, grass and gravel. Clockwise as other reviewers have mentioned is the best direction to go as the trail starts out flat before you start climbing and climbing...More

Thank skyflash_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome hike full of panoramic views and stunning vistas. I went in September and while it was a bit overcast, looking out at the sea stacks and out over the ocean was magical. There was absolutely no one else on the trail...More

Thank Broden G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 5 km loop hike has incredible sea views displaying Newfoundland’s rugged coastline and examples of beautiful “rock columns”. The Skerwink Trail is well developed with sections of wooden platforms covering “boggy areas” on moderate terrain; and rock and wooden stairs with some steep sections....More

Thank fhw1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking the trai just outside of Trinity East brings you to a walking excursion along the sea .. the area is reasonably flat to begin with but morphs into a bit of an adventure. Great sea views and a good lookout hill to see the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long enough to be interesting, not so long you need special preparations. Varied terrain. Great sea views. We even saw a sunfish.

Thank sue w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rated moderate to difficult. Would not recommend for anyone with any disability or difficulty with steps (up or down) - lots of them on this trail - 5.3 km. Worth it if you are able.

Thank John N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well-groomed/marked trail located in Port Rexton. The tail is a loop that skirts the north and south coast of Skerwink Head, a rocky peninsula that separates Trinity’s harbour from Port Rexton’s We hiked this trail on a cool, but clear day and...More

Thank CatharineB
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Janine S | Reviewed this property |
The starting point is in port rexton and is clearly marked. It’s a 5.3km loop so you finish at the same point. Just follow the signage. You’ll see many cars parked on the sides of the roads and parking area for this trail.
12 August 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
21 March 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.