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hiking
1 month ago

Lovely trail network. Super easy. Most trails are flat enough to take stroller or maybe even a wheelchair on. A short sidetrail takes you to a look out over the marsh. Excellent place for bird-watching. Playground and community vegetable garden located at trailhead. The pond is small but is a nice place to throw your kayak in for a quick paddle.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice easy trail which has an option for an additional side trail to a look-out which overlooks Trinity Bay and the community of Trinity. Well maintained with many educational signs which showcase the areas rich logging history. There are also volley ball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds and a swimming area with change rooms at the trail head.

hiking
2 months ago

Great out and back hike that's relatively short but with great views along the way. There's a middle part that has you rock jumping across a decent sized stream but other than that it's fairly easy.

Absolutely enchanting! Head the weather warning sign at trailhead; hiked in early September and the weather turned quite quickly to thick fog, driving rains, and high winds (~40 mph) at the summit. Visibility was low, but fluorescent trail markers were helpful. Ascent is straight up scree. Wild blueberries, moose, and stunning fjords were worth the effort.

Did an overnight stay from Dec 8th to 9th. The climb was rough; the combination of rock and solid ice doesn’t allow microspikes (they’ll bend on the rock) so I used a chain-like alternative to get up the mountain side. At the summit, the visibility was low with fog and blowing snow, but the guide arrows are enough to get you through. On the first few km down the mountain, there’s almost no sight of the trail with 90+ cm of snow to trek through, so hang on to your gps and break when necessary. It was a grueling hike in winter, but so very worth it! Keep an eye on the weather, and good luck

À river of fantastic viewpoints

We went inside inside the valley and it was like walking on another planet...

Spectacular! The effort is strongly rewarded!

The view is amazing all around

hiking
5 months ago

This is a fabulous hiking trail network with many different routes available from a 30 min walk to a multi hour day hike. The views of Salvage are spectacular! Whales and Icebergs can be seen from the many viewpoints along the trail. Old cemeteries and saltbox homes remind us of how things used to be. This is one of my favourite hikes. Highly recommend!

hiking
5 months ago

I hiked this trail in May and found that the section that runs parallel to the highway was still very icy since it goes through dense woods and the snow had been packed into ice from people walking over it. I ended up bushwacking towards the highway and walking back to my car along the road. The look out is of beautiful Alexander Bay and worth the effort required to climb the stairs to the top.

well worth the effort to access this trail. the views are breathtaking! the first day is challenging as it is a continuous climb so start early in the day to reach the top with time to set up camp before sun set. this trail is very popular so there are many paths. don't trust someone else's path. follow your GPS and map. the last portion of trail is very popular as you meet up with day hikers summiting gros morne mountain. enjoy bragging to them about your epic trip. you deserve it!

hiking
6 months ago

A really beautiful hike from start to finish. if you only have a short amount of time this is a great way to cram all that coastal hiking has to offer in just a few hours.

Amazing views. Trail can be quite challenging was very wet and boggy

hiking
6 months ago

Nice views from the top, watched cruise ship come in, downtown is lovely, and the people are oh so friendly!

hiking
6 months ago

A beautiful trail, very well maintained. Some slightly strenuous climbing at the halfway point, and near the lookout point. If you want to view the sunrise, which can be spectacular, I would try to start your walk about one hour before dawn. Note there is no trailhead parking, and the residents have "no parking" signs up, so park on Penny's Pond Road.

Great trail, clearly marked. Windy at the top, prepare for cold winds off the ocean.

Amazing but incredibly difficult on the body. A rocky ascend to the top with an amazing view is only about a third of the trek. The hike down the backside and around is the other two. Beautiful scenery that changes as you go. Blueberry bushes for snacking up and down. Recommended start is 10-11 as it takes 6-8 hours.

Snug Harbour is absolutely beautiful! Crisp clear water with gorgeous mountain views. The first section of the trail is heavily trafficked (as it is the trail to the Western Brooke Pond Ferry), but then you fork off onto the Snug Harbour trail which is lightly trafficked. You will have to ford across the Western Brooke River, so be prepared (water can be anywhere from knee to waist deep with a following current). The trail after this point was very muddy and often overgrown. After the trail reconnected onto the shoreline, I opted to stick along the shore instead of going back on the marked trail through the woods (to avoid the mud holes and slow pace caused by them). Then after I forded across a second small brooke, I reconnected with the marked trail. From this point it was an easy 5 minutes into Snug Harbour.

The Tablelands are an UNESCO world heritage site. It is a beautiful and unique place! Hikers are permitted to adventure off the main trail and navigate their own trail up or around the mountains using a park provided map of the area. I highly recommend this option for experienced hikers only. As the top of the Tablelands is 719m and the terrain is mostly loose rock. But the ascent to the top of the Tablelands is completely worth the work!

A beautiful trail with a variety dynamic views along the way. This trail has everything from mountains, cliffs, streams, waterfalls, seastacks and cobblestone shoreline. Make sure to give yourself time to relax and enjoy the beach when you come to the shoreline. The trail is about a 9km return and the park map suggests 3-4hrs to complete.

Great hike through three types of scenery ending in a spectacular view of the coast. We walked down to the shore and along it to a small waterfall peaking out. The hike in was medium but the hike back a little more difficult. We were also treated to a show when a sheep chased down a family if four haha! Highly recommend this hike!

hiking
7 months ago

Spectacular trail and scenery.

absolutely breathtaking! i started in flatrock and went to the halfway point and turned back. was doing it alone so couldnt go the full way as only 1 vehicle. if you want to do thw full trail suggest having a vehicle at either end.

8 months ago

super beautiful.

8 months ago

Very good trail

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail loved the scenery and the wildlife. Nice trail to do in this area

Part 2 of our "lost day" that started on the Blackhead Path. I recall the trail itself being well maintained, but I have no recollection of its grade of difficulty. The most challenging part of this section was the wind and rain.

I tested two things for the ECT: 1) hiking with an umbrella (MyTrail), and 2) using thin wool socks (Darn Tough Merino Ultra-Lights) with trail runners (La Sportiva Raptors) and gaiters (Dirty Girls) instead of traditional hiking boots.

The wind had its way with the umbrella on this section, but my torso remained dry all the way to Maddox Bay. Actually the unbrella serves better for the intense sunlight on the exposed sections of the ECT!

The runners and socks dried quickly for the next day's hike. I'm now a believer in the drain and dry approach - plenty of bogs on these trails. Dirty Girls are very minimalist gaiters designed for runners. While they did their job in keeping debris out my shoes, a sturdier version might have been more helpful for moving through brush.

After 12 miles of rough weather, the coffee shop in Petty Harbor was just what the doctor ordered. Owner Karen is an angel and helped us find a place to stay that evening. Two lessons from that day: Newfoundlanders are the most hospitable people on earth and camping areas along the trail are rarer than you might expect.

The "convenient store" in town is not suitable for resupplying unless you want to subsist solely on potato chips and pizza burgers of questionable origin. They do have beer though!

Petty Harbor, itself, it very pleasant and worth exploring. The Richard Harris movie Orca was filmed there.

backpacking
8 months ago

This segment was part of our "lost day" on the ECT. All I can recollect was that the trail was pretty easy all the way up to Cape Spear. We got there before the elements really began to have their way with us. I only took 3 pictures the whole day due to relentless fog, rain and wind. Anticipating what was to come, we had broken camp and hit the trail early, so the lighthouse was still closed by the time we decided to move on to Petty Harbor. The visibility was too poor to make it worth the wait anyway. No regrets, many wondrous sights were to come. The gift shop was nice!

Views at the shoreline are spectacular and it's nice to be able to head down to the water. Don't be surprised if you meet a herd of sheep in the meadows. Really lovely. Downside is you see the road for the first bit of the hike. Distance calculations are a bit weird. It can be anywhere from 9km to double that if you do the loop. We went in July 2017 and a section of the seaside trail and all of Wallace Brook trail were closed. Still worth it.

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