Explore the most popular Camping trails in Newfoundland and Labrador with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
muddy
rocky
29 days ago

This was a great trail. Higher elevations and steeper climbs. It is mostly wooded with mossy areas and lichen covered pines, but has great views up and down the coast from the lookout. Otherwise you don’t see the ocean much. We hiked from Bauline to the second peak (250m), about an hour walking and then went back the way we came. We diverted at one point on a side trail that seemed to head towards a pond and had a bit of an over look, but then doubled back because we didn’t know where it went. Not a great view of the pond, so you can skip it. There were muddy parts throughout, so wear shoes you don’t mind mucking up a bit.

Good condition. Some recent windfalls near Bauline side. Eagle pair near Big Cove North. We were 5 hours and 10 minutes point-to-point (our GPS distance 16.9 kms). Best ocean vistas are at either end. There are elevated tent platforms about 4-5 kms from Bauline side.

Trail is well marked. To hike from Petty Harbor to the trail head for the Spout Path (about 14km) took under 4 hours. The views are nice, typical of the East Coast Trail.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

Do the loop, worth the walk

hiking
1 month ago

Never a fan of out and backs... but really nice hike!

Easy... flat trail that rewards you with a beautiful fjord! A little too touristy! Busy

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Some pretty scenery but as others have mentioned, this is mostly just the hike to get to the tour boat. Western Brook Pond is stunning, so if you’re taking the tour, the ends more than justify the means. If you’re not taking the tour, this trail isn’t a complete waste of time but should be down your list of priorities while at Gros Morne.

hiking
2 months ago

Late Sept so no bugs, thank goodness. Nice little hike, a moderate rating is probably appropriate due to the trail starting to get overgrown and it’s uphill on the return. Make sure to take the spur down to Gander Lake at the bottom of the loop.

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

Rocky to start with muddy sections, but I was fine in my runners. Took 2.5 hours out and back with quick breaks by myself. Spectacular coastline view was worth all the trouble.

An easy walk to check out a loaded backpack. A simple warmup walk. No vertical. Nice shoreline vistas. Bouldery beaches and coastal ponds.

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
closed
2 months ago

Some of the loop is close but worth the view if you still want a 10km hike in to the coast. Muddy and a bit slippery. Took us 2.5 hrs for the in and back.

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muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Definitely a tough hike all around! first day is physically demanding for the first 4k.. lots and lots of trying to figure out which route to take then some steep scrambling to the top. once on top (4-36k) it will be rolling hills which can present their own challenge with tons of areas completely cut off due to brush. don't underestimate the terrain and ensure you use some solid boots - I cannot imagine someone would survive with running shoes. also, you WILL have wet boots/feet the entire time. you are hiking through swamp/marsh/bogs with a few scattered rocks here and there. we had awesome weather (only one day of downpour) and had a 10/10 time.

hiking
2 months ago

Giving this a 4 star just because we did the out-and-back - the loop portion was closed when we were there (Sep 2019). If doing the out-and-back, you can choose the length (we only did about 9km total). The beginning/end of the trail is not very exciting but the views at the end make it worth it! We lost the trail for a bit at the beginning, pay attention when walking along the rocks. The rest of the trail is very obvious. We saw sheep at the end near the picnic tables. Very windy but a lovely place to stop for lunch.

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

It was a great day. Might want your rubber boots though haha. Between the rivers and wet bog to hop over and black mud to maneuver. Also need more signage in places, a couple times we weren't sure to turn right or left. Decent trail overall but needs a bit of work.

backpacking
3 months ago

Tough but rewarding trail. The views are incredible. Pretty rugged terrain, we lost the trail a few times

If there was a 3.5 rating I’d give it only because their are other trails in terra nova I like better. This trail is well maintained and has some really nice lookouts and beaches. I only saw one other couple on the entire hike so I was able to see quite a bit of wildlife. Pretty decent, I’d probably do it again one day.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Start on the arid side of the mountains, trek through the forest and finish on the windy and powerful coast. Moderate incline and decline.

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked a shorter section of this trail in and out, but the views along the trail are absolutely stunning. Trail was very easy to follow with a number of lookouts!

hiking
3 months ago

great trail. cool suspension bridge. lots of great views

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