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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  • Great hike!!! The hike is not very strenuous. And you are blessed with magnificent vistas as you arrive at LeManche Village. The suspension bridge is a plus, the views into the cove over the next kilo...  more »
  • This is how you get an appreciation for where we live. The open air beauty of our province. No distractions...the fresh air.....the rugged scenery is spectacular. Pick on and go. The Cape Spear to Mad...  more »
  • I started at Fort Amherst and went to Freshwater bay. Nice easy hike for the most part. At the start its a bit strenuous but really enjoyed it and worth it for the views! Very well signposted.  more »
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