East Coast Trail, St. John's

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Step into the wilderness with a hike along one of the many paths that make up the 540 km (360 mi) East Coast Trail. With over 265 km (165 mi) of the trail developed with signage, maps, and difficulty levels, you can choose one of the 24 paths to suit your ability. Begin from the historic city of St. Johns and head north or south to discover a dramatically diverse landscape of lighthouses, abandoned settlements, caribou herds, and icebergs, all accompanied by spectacular views. Be sure to include the natural sea-driven geyser nicknamed “The Spout” into your itinerary. Or, head to Cape Spear to stand at the easternmost point in North America. Over 30 communities are scattered throughout the trail, providing spots to take a break, have a meal, and meet the locals. Plan to visit East Coast Trail and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. John's attractions using our St. John's online vacation planner .
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  • I live in the area so walk and hike the East Coast Trail a few times every spring, summer and fall. There is a path to match everyone's skill level so with a little research you can find one for you. ...  more »
  • I drove out of St Johns down to La Manche, parking on a dirt road south west of the bridge. About a 30 minute walk from there to the suspension bridge. Really worth it, great piece of engineering and ...  more »
  • it is a must to do activity for hiking lovers, so much to hike and view is breath taking! pack your food and enough water, it will be a long day!  more »

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