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What a hike! From Bay Bulls it's more like 13k to get all the way to the spout. Amazing coastal hike with tons of great vistas and views.

I hike a section of the East Coast Trail each time I come to St. John's for work. This section was my favorite so far. I hiked from Bay Bulls to the Spout and back...long day but doable and worth it. The trail was in good shape, easy to follow and the scenery is ever changing. Pack light, be prepared to get your feet a bit wet and start early if going all the way to Spout. Epic.

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rocky
1 month ago

Great hike up to the lighthouse and natural water slide. We went the day after a rain and found parts of the trial to be quite muddy. It was also extremely windy, which caused a lot of sea spray in areas, just made it more exciting.

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1 month ago

It was a great trail with spectacular views . We started in Bay Bulls and walked the entire trail thinking we were going to loop around and come back to where we started. When we finished the trail we ended up on a road in Witless Bay /parking lot. We were so confused and couldn't find the ATV trail that we were supposed to take back. At this point we were very tired and now still had to walk on the main road back to our car which was going to be at least another 2 hour walk. Thanks to a young couple who had walked the trail in the other direction spoke to us and realized we were exhausted asked us if we wanted a ride back to our car . We were so relieved and thankful. Overall it was a great day out but prepared for at least 5-7 hrs of hiking if you are doing the full loop and have to walk the road . Thanks again to the awesome couple who gave us a ride back.

Keep driving past the turnaround that says “no parking” onto the gravel road. There are two sets of parking spots near the graveyards. Beautiful trail. We saw a moose and a fox.

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rocky
1 month ago

This trail was amazing! It’s so close to St. John’s and gives you just as nice views as the the Skerwink Trail (which is almost 3 hours away)! It’s forested, as well as along the coastline, so layer up. It can get cold with the ocean breeze but hot in the forest. I was surprised this trail hadn’t been reviewed much, as it’s very established. There are lots of bridges, steps and stones to guide your way. The trail itself is well marked, however it is tricky when you are doing it as a loop. The east coast trail portion of the hike is an out and back! If you want to make it a loop, you have to cross a road at the end, and hike the last 4km on an ATV trail to the trailhead. We started at the trailhead on Quays Rd (it’s about 200m in from the road on the left, on an ATV path). The ATV path is nothing special. It’s very muddy! So I would honestly recommend doing this hike as an out and back, or reaching the “south head” point (there is a sign!) and then turning back around. Would totally do this trail again!

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rocky
1 month ago

The trail itself is beautiful and I would highly recommend it, however, there are a few things I would have liked to know before doing it. We began the trail off of quays road near bay bulls. The trail begins about 300m after the end of the road, forking off from a larger ATV path. There are many spots to stop and take pictures of the cliffs and sit for lunch, which is what we did. About halfway through the hike we reached south head, which is marked by a sign on the trail. This was the most spectacular view on the hike in my opinion! I would recommend turning around at this point if you begin your hike from quays road. If you continue on the trail the views are still very nice, but nothing like what was already encountered. After the clearly marked mickeleen’s trail ends you are brought to what I think is called bears cove road which is not clearly marked. We followed the road for a bit to find an ATV trail heading back into the forest. The only reason we found this was by using the AllTrails app. From here to the parking area nothing is marked, and the trail is very muddy. It would’ve been better to turn around at South head. Overall amazing trail.

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3 months ago

Great trail

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

on Mickeleen's Path

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6 months ago

We started on the Witless Bay side, walked 4km in. Icy and slushy snow in spots. Lots of runoff from the recent mild temps. A few of the boardwalks are in need of repair, but the trail is easily passable without getting soaked feet. It was beautiful day for it, and the first time we've done this side of Mickeleens Path.

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

When doing the loop, more signage needed

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