Skerwink Trail, Port Rexton

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • The Skerwink trail is really well maintained but it is quite challenging in places! Someone else graded the difficulty level as moderate to difficult and I agree. The path hugs the coastline and the v...  read more »
  • We have completed this 5km (approx 1 hour long) hike numerous times, and it is a MUST DO if you are in the area with a little time to spare. The hike goes along the sea wall, and the views of the ocea...  read more »
  • Excellent well maintained trail...easy to medium difficulty..scenery and sites were jaw dropping ..and picked buckets of blueberries along the way 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The trail is a beautiful array of Newfoundland fauna and is accessible by anyone of average athleticism. The weather is gorgeous and as long as you go on a day with no fog, you will thoroughly enjoy your time.
  • Hike slowly and keep your ears open for a loud spewing sound! Chances are you will be able to spot a pack of whales along the coast!
  • Fantastic view. worth 3 hours of driving from St.John's. 2 hour long walking loop. 4 yo kid walked by herself. but dangerous when icy.
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