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on Blackhead Path

nature trips
3 months ago

Not a bad hike. I would say it’s in between easy and intermediate, skill level wise. Some parts are flat, soft ground. And others require navigating rocks and hilly terrain. The trail starts off in a tree covered area but opens up after about 15 minutes of walking, with few places of shade. A few vantage points provide nice photographic opportunities. Bring bug spray and water.

Great views, half in the hot sun and half in the rain and wind. Welcome to nfld!

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Not too difficult for experienced hikers , great trail.

4 months 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

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome hike rugged steep rocky. Wet on some patches.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

super beautiful.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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!

backpacking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Our first section on the East Coast Trail began with a steep, quarter mile ascent! The first part of the trail travels through forests and exposed areas with some ocean view. It then takes a long descent down to the shoreline of Freshwater Bay. After crossing it, the remainder of the section ascends then follows the cliff edges all the way down to Blackhead.

We camped there for our first night. No stores or accommodations, although I recall a small craft shop just as we were leaving town, continuing on to Cape Spear.

This section is in excellent shape and did not disappoint. Challenging enough, but nothing compared to what laid ahead. Like so many spots along the ECT: Heaven on the eyes, Hell on the legs!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lovely trail and ell taken care of. Goes inland a little more than I would like.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

more natural

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