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Western Brook Pond Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lobster Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 364 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Backpacking

Camping

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Beach

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Recordings (58)
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Abe Pike
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Hiking
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Rebecca Wolfe
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Hiking

Easy trail, beautiful view at the end!

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Jennifer Robert
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Great!
Holly Dyke
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Hiking

Nice trail, not much to see until you get into the pond where you have to get a boat into the fjord. Unfortunately, the boat isn’t running this year but the view is still worth it. Trail signs says 1-2 hrs and it took me almost exactly 1.5 hrs to get in, look around and come back. Will do it again next year!

Jenny Det
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Hiking

Very kid friendly since it is relatively flat. Bring water and wear sunscreen.

Claire Goodwin
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Hiking

The trail to the lake is along a gravel road so very easy terrain. Pretty with lots of wild flowers and nice views of the lake and mountains. Once you get to the lake don't miss the circular trail loop towards the brook. Great viewpoint down the fjord. Our kids managed it easily (7 year olds).

Courtney Sharpe Roherty
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Hiking

Nice view at the end but the trail wasn’t super exciting.

Elizabeth Thomas
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the national park sites are just opening up again after Covid-19. the trail is open but the boat tours and snack bar/washroom buildings are still closed on the trail. nice walk but nothing spectacular

Stephanie M.
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Hiking

This route has become a road with little charm but is an easy walk or bike to spectacular views of Western Brook Fjord. Take the side loop towards Snug Harbour.

Bastien Baudoin
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Hiking

the hike itself has no interest....big large gravel road. Anyway, the lake and the fjord are really nice.

Kevin Macquet
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Superbe randonnée à faire l’hiver. Grande variété au niveau des paysages (pleine, forêt, fjord). Beaucoup de neige sur le trajet donc prévoir des raquettes. Sentier désertique en hiver donc cela donne l’impression d’être seul au monde. La boucle proche du fjord est un must car c’est la plus belle partie du trail. Nous avons eu la chance de tomber face à face un orignal se nourrissant paisiblement.

Lauren Murray
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Hiking

Do the loop, worth the walk

Tammy Laforty
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Hiking

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

Kirk Larrabee
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Hiking

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.

Stephanie Smith
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Hiking

This is more of a walk than a hike. It is a 3 km out and back trail on a well maintained crushed gravel road which has recently been upgraded. We walked the trail to get to the boat launch for the Western Brook Pond tour by Bontours. It is a very easy walk and you can see the Western Brook Pond fjords along the way. While we highly recommend the boat tour to fully explore the Pond and fjords, the walk is still worthwhile to see the landscape of the area.

Himanshu Agrawal
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Hiking

Very scenic trail. Western Brook Pond is the most amazing place I have ever seen.

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Sarah Theo
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This walking trail is 5kms (2.5kms to boat tour dock). Used to be a trail through the forest, but parks Canada made a fine gravel road (great for accessibility purposes). Boring walk, beautiful view of the fjord once you reach the dock.

Lieveling Darling
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Hiking

I wouldn’t do this trail unless going down to the harbour to catch the cruise of the fjord. Having said that however, it’s an easy stroll on a wide, gravel path with a few very gentle slopes.

Michael Parkes
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Walking

This trail sucks. It used to be nice but Parks Canada paved over it. There are a thousand other things to see and do in Gros Morne that are better then walking an old dirt road with crowds of tourist.

Melissa Rice
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A wide gravel road to the tour boat. I wouldn’t do it again unless I was planning to do the extended snug harbour trail.

Steve Buckingham
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Hiking

An access path to the boat dock. Great shots of the mountains.

Carly Mueller
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Hiking

Essentially a road to the western brook pond boat, limited view and not a hike. If you do this, I would recommend the loop around as it is a trail with a few interpretive signs.

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Sam Eldabe
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Hiking

Nice easy trail, only do it if you’re going for the boat tour

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Bobbi Thompson
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Hiking

Mediocre trail that lead to a stunning and unique view of the Western Brook Pond fjords. Go for the boat tour.

Colin Wilson
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Hiking

Just recorded on the way out trying to learn how to use the app.

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Sheldon Nadeau
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HikingNo shade

Well maintained trail through peat bog to boat tour harbour. Trail continues about additional 4km to camping area on north side of pond.

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Bryan Smithson
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Christine Mao
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Hiking

Definitely an easy trail and the path to get to the Bon Tours Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. The view at the end is definitely the prize worth waiting for.

Vanessa Trudel
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Hiking

Really nice view at the end but the trail in itself is mostly boring.

Poppino ‘s
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Der Wanderweg ist schon Ok! Tolle Aussicht am Ende des Weges

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