Skerwink Trail, Port Rexton
(4.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Historical heritage and natural beauty collide at Skerwink Trail, a 5.3 km (3.2 mi) coastal hike along cliff tops and beaches. Begin your route by tracing the old railroad bed and then head up the ancient sedimentary rock to Skerwink Head where you will be met by views of Trinity Harbour. As waves crash against the rocks look out at Fort Point lighthouse, where in 1938 the sea claimed the lives of all aboard the Marion Rogers schooner. This trail is rated moderate to difficult and there are no bathroom facilities. Allow two to three hours for your hike, and be sure to bring water. Make Skerwink Trail a centerpiece of your Port Rexton vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Port Rexton travel itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A superb trail of 5.5 km (seemed like 7) around the coastal head high above the sea with spectacular views. Although a rugged area, the path is clearly defined, with many flights of steps both up and ...  more »
  • I've done this trail a few times now. It's about a two hour walk and you'll see some incredible views. Although most can handle it, the hike does have a lot of steep steps in places and may not be sui...  more »
  • If you like walking/hiking try this. Will suit beginner/intermediate levels, it's not too taxing and takes about 3 to 4 hours depending on fitness. There are plenty of places to stop for a rest and ta...  more »
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  • A stunningly scenic trail, but may be too difficult for some. The spires of rock next to the coast were amazing to see, along with the beautiful forests and vistas. It is quite hilly though, even though there are stairs at most of them that help, making it difficult for the more elderly hikers. It gets quite close to the cliff edges at times, so I wouldn't recommend the hike for those afraid of heights, but if you stay on the path you should be very safe. It is quite long as well, but there are benches every so often for resting. I would allot approximately 2 hours for first timers. It was definitely worth the struggle to see the amazing views.
  • Very nice if you like to go for an easy morning walk, but there's really not so much to see.
  • Beautiful views included glimpses of wales, seabirds, and closer observations of the forest revealed unique habitat. The trail was a bit challenging at times but we'll maintained boardwalks and stairs provided safe pace. Views were breathtaking.. And so we're a couple of the climbs.
  • Beautiful trail with fantastic views! A highlight of our visit.
  • The scenery is breathtaking. Absolutely a must if you are in Newfoundland