Snug Harbour Trail

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Snug Harbour Trail is a 10.1 kilometer out and back trail located near Sallys Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
123 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

beach

river

wildlife

muddy

Follow the path to scenic Snug Harbour, near the mouth of Western Brook Pond Gorge and its dramatic 650-metre cliffs. The beach at this little cove is a great place to rest or camp. From Snug Harbour a rough trail provides access to the mountain plateau and the North Rim Traverse.

10 months ago

Snug Harbour is absolutely beautiful! Crisp clear water with gorgeous mountain views. The first section of the trail is heavily trafficked (as it is the trail to the Western Brooke Pond Ferry), but then you fork off onto the Snug Harbour trail which is lightly trafficked. You will have to ford across the Western Brooke River, so be prepared (water can be anywhere from knee to waist deep with a following current). The trail after this point was very muddy and often overgrown. After the trail reconnected onto the shoreline, I opted to stick along the shore instead of going back on the marked trail through the woods (to avoid the mud holes and slow pace caused by them). Then after I forded across a second small brooke, I reconnected with the marked trail. From this point it was an easy 5 minutes into Snug Harbour.

backpacking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fantastic hike. Have good shoes, sandals, and gaitors. You will hike through a river, a bog, mountain terrain, and tundra. The backcountry camp is in snug harbour. Be sure to take the trail up to the North Rim. The views are stunning and you won't be disappointed. This is a difficult trail, especially after a heavy rain. The trail is not well maintained and the bog can be tough. The mud sank up to our knees in spots. The beauty makes it worth every step. Plenty of wildlife (moose, ptarmigan).

hiking
10 months ago