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Skerwink Trail

Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2006
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Spectacular views

Loved this trail! It's a 5.3 km loop return and it was very well marked; there was never any doubt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sudbury, Canada
stunning view

beautiful view along the trail, it is a must visit place, plan 3 to 4 hours depending your hiking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Feng L
Toronto, Canada
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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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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful view along the trail, it is a must visit place, plan 3 to 4 hours depending your hiking speed and how much time you spend on photos.

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a fall morning hiking the trail for the first time, loved it! Moderately challenging in some areas, but overall definitely accessible for basically any ages and fitness levels.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected a more difficult trail, but it was easy to moderate with a few short climbs. The trail is well maintained and the views are spectacular.

Thank scourtice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a 5.3km loop trail that took us about 2.5 hours due to stopping at the scenic areas. Much of the trail is very well maintained, we saw some guys working on it when we were there, with boardwalks, bridges and steps. Also there...More

Thank dawgdok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a top 10 (or is it 25?) hike in Canada. I'm not sure I would rate it that high but it was a lovely hike. There are some wonderful views on the Coastal Trail on the way up but trees got in the way...More

Thank SylRickTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this trail! The views are spectacular and the trail is well kept. Folks, if you are going on this trail, be sure to read info on their website beforehand. It clearly states the walking distance in a clockwise direction, the challenging walk,...More

Thank EJConnors
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure it is a dry day - and has been the past day or two - otherwise it would be a bit muddy in places -- - 5.3 km hike -- first 1500 meters nothing special - then you start climbing up and around...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a moderate hike, easily done in two hours. There are quite a few stairs so hikers must be able to handle short bursts of exertion. The trail skirts the cliffs but unless you leave the trail ( not advised) it is not dangerous....More

Thank 929Patty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Skerwink Trail easily lives up to its reputation as an outstanding hiking Trail. More importantly, its description as moderate to difficult in places is accurate. Walking the Trail is stimulating and enjoyable and an excellent activity for the entire family provided children are at...More

Thank torontotraveller939
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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
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.
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