Explore the most popular hiking trails near St John's with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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3 days ago

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

hiking
7 days ago

Not too difficult for experienced hikers , great trail.

10 days 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
1 month ago

Awesome hike rugged steep rocky. Wet on some patches.

10 months ago

super beautiful.

backpacking
11 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!

backpacking
11 months ago

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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