The Long Range Traverse

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The Long Range Traverse is a 22.4 mile 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.

DISTANCE
22.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6578 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

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lake

river

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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.

backpacking
15 days 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.