East Coast Trail

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  • Address: East Coast of the Avalon Peninsula, St. John's, St. Johns, Canada
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-7097384453
  • Ticket Price: Free

For hikers and trekkers this is a must do. The East Coast Trail is a coastal hiking experience that takes you across towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. It provides access to abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, world's southern most caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites and many more natural wonders. The East Coast Trail links together 32 historic communities which provide services, such as accommodations, dining, transportation and entertainment. 265 kilometres of the Trail have been developed to a world class hiking standard- 45 km from Cape St. Francis south to historic St. John's, and 220 km from Fort Amherst, St. John's to Cappahayden on the beautiful southern shore.

  • It is recommended that you start your hike early in the morning. If you are going on a night hike, please start by 5 p.m.
  • Trail is free. Accommodation, food etc. is chargeable.
  • Carry enough water and food with you. Also pack change of clothes.
  • If hiking in the summers, don’t forget the humble sun screen lotion.
  • Carry mosquito/ pest repellent cream with you.
  • Please do not carry and valuables with you.
  • Guided hikes are available. Please contact above mentioned number for the same.

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  • East Coast Trail Address: East Coast of the Avalon Peninsula, St. John's, St. Johns, Canada
  • East Coast Trail Contact Number: +1-7097384453
  • East Coast Trail Timing: 24-hrs
  • East Coast Trail Price: Free
  • Best time to visit East Coast Trail(preferred time): 06:00 am - 05:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit St. Johns include East Coast Trail in their plan

  • 40.12% of people start their East Coast Trail visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see East Coast Trail

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting East Coast Trail

People normally club together The Rooms and Bowring Park while planning their visit to East Coast Trail.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Great trail system that is very well maintained. Highly recommend to anybody who is coming to Newfoundland's east coast. The views are incredible and there are a variety of paths that vary from easy to difficult for all levels of hiking ability. Most trails also have multiple exit points allowing for you to pick a more appropriate distance to travel.

  • World class wild trails. Many not for wimps. But different ones for different levels. My favorite is Spurwink Hike. It will kick your butt, but if you start in the morning you can have lunch next to the most amazing Sea Arch. Fort Amherst to Freshwater Bay starts with what I call "Good-Lord-My-Heart-Is-Gonna-Bust-Hill" but is rewarding when you are looking DOWN at Signal Hill. Mobile to Tors Cove is easy and can have INSANE views during iceberg season.

  • Well maintained and marked coastal trails. Large selection of short, medium and long hikes with variable difficulty. A must experience while visiting the Avalon. Soak in the salt water joys and breathtaking views - a priceless experience!

  • Trails cater to all range of hikers. Breathtaking views, clear markings and well maintained. If you are in Newfouland, even if you are not a hiker - check out the easy trails.

  • Best hiking trails for all types of hikers

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  • What is the location of the rock bridge pictured on the title page. We're only here until October 13 2018 with few dry days predicted....but would love to find this part of the trail.

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    • You will find this rock bridge on Spurwink Island Path that starts by the Aquaforte River near Hagan's Hospitality Home on the East Coast Trail. 

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