Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

What a great hike! Going up the steep hill can be tough on the legs but well worth it for the views on the other side!!
The walk down the other side of the mountain is nice and steady not to hard
The walk is probably more like 18/19km.
You know you’ve done a hike after this one as your legs will tell you!
Fantastic hike well worth the hard work!!!

Steadily rises from the parking lot to the base of Gros Morne, basically if you found that part difficult turn back now. Signs greet you warning to not continue if the summit is obscured or the weather is bad because you will risk death. Fun! Scrabbling up the scree filled gully brings you to the summit soon enough, but your day is nowhere near finished yet. The descent around the backside of the mountain is long and rough but provides some great vistas along the way. Remember to bring plenty of water, unless there's still some snowpack in the gully that you plan to melt the only water on the trail is the stream crossing at the base.

Incredible views, it was 30 degrees and I ran out of water 3 hours before the end. I had brought 3 litres. Definitely a very challenging hike, if I would do it again , I would pick a slightly less hot day.

1 month ago

One of my favorities short distance trails in St. John’s. Great if you only have a couple of hours to spare!

The most beautiful hike. Took our time getting up the hill as it was so hot going up without any sun coverage. Be sure to bring lots of water with you.

AmaZing and challenging hike. Stunning views. Would be a great place to camp as well.

1 month ago

Not too difficult for experienced hikers , great trail.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail, done it in late April last year was kind of icy a bit steep and some parts but overall not too bad

1 month ago

Did it today. Unfortunately weather turned foggy and views were almost non existent. The climb to the summit was demanding but doable. Still some snow but ok. The hike down is more demanding as the rock trail can be tricky and a little hard on the knees. Although some wore lighter shoes, a decent hiker would be recommended.

This is a great hike but I would not recommend hiking up the steep rockpile path when there is snow on the mountain. I was genuinely fearful for my life!

The park now says dogs are allowed on leash. The information is wrong. However the ascent is very steep and rocky. For some dogs this might be a challenge.

Great hike and amazing views. It makes for a long and strenuous day but well worth it.

2 months ago

Awesome hike rugged steep rocky. Wet on some patches.

Amazing trail!!!

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

Spectacular! The effort is strongly rewarded!

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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Beautiful hike. We were up and down in just over 5 hours - didn't rest much at the top because it was chilly and started to rain. Amazing views, especially of 10 mile pond on the back side. Saw a moose and a rock ptarmigan. We wore running shoes - something more substantial would be more comfortable. Lots of rocky terrain. Highly recommended - loved this hike start to finish!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Very worth it! Took us 7 hours to complete it, exactly 3.5 to reach the summit and 3.5 to loop around and descend. You get a great view before you come down the backside of the mountain and a great view as you climb. The steep loose boulders at the beginning of the climb is not as tough as you would think and most people in my group found that part the easiest of the hike. It is the descent that is the most difficult I found.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Don't be discouraged at the elevation! When you make it through the few brutal miles, you will likely be above the clouds...simply spectacular!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Stunning trail! We were lucky to get sunny weather the whole time. Incredible views. Part of the hike through scree and snow before hitting a false summit and then the true summit (really more of a flat area). The whole trail has interesting things to see, and don't miss out on the fresh spring water at the small lake/pond on the backside of the mountain coming down.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Amazing trail. Sometimes when you get to the top, you are above the clouds

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Amazing views!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Very tough and long. Lots of loose rock to climb up. Great views at the top though. Make sure to bring lots of water and layers.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Great views, 15km

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Do not attempt this trail in the rain as the old dirt road turns into a stream for most of it. However, this is a nice length trail to take the dog on and will be fabulous in drier weather.

9 days ago

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