The Long Range Traverse

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The Long Range Traverse is a 36.0 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
36 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1581 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Long Range Traverse across the outback of Gros Morne National Park is a must for the avid hiker. Six campsites on route allow you to plan the trip over as many days you please, although due to rugged terrain, unpredictable weather, and lack of a definitive trail park officials suggest five days to complete the hike.

1 month ago

well worth the effort to access this trail. the views are breathtaking! the first day is challenging as it is a continuous climb so start early in the day to reach the top with time to set up camp before sun set. this trail is very popular so there are many paths. don't trust someone else's path. follow your GPS and map. the last portion of trail is very popular as you meet up with day hikers summiting gros morne mountain. enjoy bragging to them about your epic trip. you deserve it!

backpacking
6 months ago

Did this hike along with the North Rim to make it a little longer and glad I did. Very beautiful and rugged landscape. Had to check in at park HQ and get a caribou tracker in case I didn't come back and they would be able to find me. Took a cab to the Western Brook ferry and from there headed north. Spent my first night on the beach and after that all signage disappears so be ready to use GPS and orientation to find your way. There is no real trail and once you get going any sign of footprints or beaten path are intermittent. The bugs can be bad but it's usually windy so that helps keep them off. Water isn't an issue as there are plenty of small ponds along the way. There are a few basic wood platforms to set up a tent with bear bins along the way but honestly you can camp anywhere it's flat. Hiked it in September and really lucked out with the weather. Beautiful mostly untouched wilderness, can't recommend this one enough.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

backpacking
Friday, August 08, 2003