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Skerwink Trail

Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2006
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It Lives Up To The Hype

Most of the words you might ever see written about the Skerwink Trail paint it as one of the most... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris A
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Alexandria, Virginia
Best Hike of a Lifetime

This comes recommended for all ages. Bring extra cloths in case of a sudden rain. The trail can... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Don84101
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American Fork, Utah
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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"
in 26 reviews
"clockwise direction"
in 6 reviews
"spectacular views"
in 25 reviews
"ups and downs"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful hike"
in 13 reviews
"km hike"
in 9 reviews
"steep areas"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 16 reviews
"donation box"
in 8 reviews
"bonavista peninsula"
in 11 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 7 reviews
"moderate difficulty"
in 5 reviews
"every corner"
in 6 reviews
"two hours"
in 13 reviews
"stairs to climb"
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"the cliff"
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"well worth the effort"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Most of the words you might ever see written about the Skerwink Trail paint it as one of the most majestic hikes you will ever take in your life. Often times you see words like that and it's a little hard to believe. In this...More

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This comes recommended for all ages. Bring extra cloths in case of a sudden rain. The trail can get muddy but still manageable with comfortable hiking books. Bring binoculars, camera, sunscreen, rain poncho of some sort. Whales and more whales, all sorts of birds. Very...More

3  Thank Don84101
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Skerwink trail is a moderate to hard hike depending on the persons physical ability. Awesome scenery , wildlife, sea stacks ,a photograph paradise ,,,

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Myself, husband and a couple of friends hiked this approximately 5 km trail in November. It was a beautiful day so perfect for the scenery. This trail is moderate in intensity due to lots of fairly steep inclines. I believe there are two options, one...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great hike with fabulous view. You’ll get plenty of exercise and the payoff is a 5-star view of Trinity Bay, likely with whales in sight. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The views are breathtaking! The trail is not as difficult as I have expected (me not being an athletic type nor an avid hiker). Parts of the trail have boardwalk (mainly through the woods), some have stairs (the steeper slopes), some are unpaved paths. Hiking...More

2  Thank JobeeMom
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a nice walk that has a little bit of everything for young and old . The walk is fairly easy with some up hill toward the end . On our walk we did see whales,birds, odd shape rocks, trees, bogs,and hills with places...More

Thank Barryvo1nc
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Great views, many places to stop for photos or just to enjoy the view. Rugged coastline with many sea stacks and views of the cliffs just ahead (or behind). Stairs and boardwalks are wide.

1  Thank USAwalkers
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful trail!! There are well groomed paths and look out points throughout. The trail is very well mapped with stakes every so often telling you how far you've gone into the trail. At the beginning of the trail there is a wooden porter...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Loved this trail! It's a 5.3 km loop return and it was very well marked; there was never any doubt which way you should go. We oped for the coastal route, but there was also an inland option. There were so many beautiful vistas. Note:...More

Thank nickelcitygirl
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473Dan044
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
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Sandy T
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.
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monalle1
28 May 2016|
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Response from missmartha938 |
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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