We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

East Coast Trail

Highway #10, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-738-4453
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful Views On the East Coast Trail

While in St. John's be sure to walk to Quidi Vidi and take in the East Coast Trail. The trail is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
zzcous
,
Chatham, Canada
Beauty all Around

We did quite a few of the hikes in spite of the blowing winds and cold temperatures. You will find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda M
,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Read all 398 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Explore 26 wilderness paths along North America's easternmost coastline. The East Coast Trail unites genuine wilderness hiking with richly historic communities from Portugal Cove, to Cape St. Francis, to Cappahayden. There are over 300 kilometers of developed trail to explore. The paths of the East Coast Trail take you past towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. Experience abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, the world's southernmost caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites, and many more attractions.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“la manche” (22 reviews)
“witless bay” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway #10, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 709-738-4453
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around St. John's
from US$54.00
More Info
from US$61.70
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (398)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"la manche"
in 22 reviews
"witless bay"
in 22 reviews
"suspension bridge"
in 16 reviews
"bay bulls"
in 23 reviews
"sea stacks"
in 7 reviews
"avalon peninsula"
in 15 reviews
"day hike"
in 7 reviews
"chicken wire"
in 4 reviews
"experienced hikers"
in 5 reviews
"hiking boots"
in 8 reviews
"b bs"
in 4 reviews
"access points"
in 4 reviews
"irish loop"
in 7 reviews
"great hike"
in 16 reviews
"different parts"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 15 reviews
"fort amherst"
in 10 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 390 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

While in St. John's be sure to walk to Quidi Vidi and take in the East Coast Trail. The trail is very well maintained. There is some elevation changes which gives you stunning views of the town and the coastal beauty. I would say that...More

Thank zzcous
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, The Sugarloaf Path offers amazing views of Quidi Vidi and of course the ocean. So glad that you got to see this unique view. Thank you for the information for other hikers! Best Regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did quite a few of the hikes in spite of the blowing winds and cold temperatures. You will find that although most hikes seem easy, the trail is uneven and has roots and stones throughout. Nice boardwalks help when the area is swampy or...More

Thank Brenda M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Brenda, Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm so glad that you got out to enjoy the views despite the weather. Even though it's not what we always hope it to be, it adds to the character of the landscape and definitely...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ECT provides stimulation for all senses. Breathe the salt air, listen to the whale songs and watch as the barrel roll and slap the surface of the ocean. I live here and hike these trails most weekends throughout the warmer months. I’m never disappointed...More

Thank sherryanderic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for your kind words! So glad that you get to experience the trail often to take advantage of all that it can offer! There's definitely something new on every trail, every visit; sometimes a whale, sometimes an iceberg! Best regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

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 kilometer are astounding, and we were very blessed to watch...More

Thank emjm85
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, La Manche and the suspension bridge are one of the highlights of the East Coast Trail in part because of the amazing views! So glad that you got to enjoy them with the addition of the seals and the iceberg! I'm sure it...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 May 2018

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 Maddox Cove is long 3-4 hours if I remember but easy...More

2  Thank waterlilly608
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind thoughts! We're so glad that you got to appreciate the spectacular views of our province because of the trail! Best regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 May 2018

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.

1  Thank Aileen D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Aileen, Thanks so much for your visit! That trail is definitely a good one for some spectacular views! Best regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Amazing coastal vistas and spectacular views all along the trail. trails were in very good shape even in early Spring. Nice resting spots and plenty of photo opportunities. This is a beautiful country indeed!!!! Oh Canada

Thank Louanne C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, Summer Office and Outreach Assistant at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Louanne, Thanks for your kind words! Feel free to share some of your photos on social media with the hashtag #EastCoastTrail . So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Take a look at the East Coast Trail website and learn about the best secrets in NL. THe coast is stunning and will take your breath away as you walk out of the woods to the edge of a cliff. Hundreds of feet up!

2  Thank Erin159
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, Marketing Student at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hello Erin, Thank you for your review! The views are definitely breathtaking, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! Best Regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 December 2017

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. You never know what...More

2  Thank peggydixon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, other at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi Peggy, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy the trail. You have provided some great tips to hikers, we really appreciate your review. Best Regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 November 2017

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 really beautiful scenery. Well worth the...More

1  Thank Peter K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
East Coast Trai... A, Manager at East Coast Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your hike and the suspension bridge. Best regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 25 hotels in St. John's
Crossroads Motel & Trailer Park
28 reviews
2.86 km away
Capital Hotel
155 reviews
4.35 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John's Newfoundland
325 reviews
4.39 km away
Ramada by Wyndham St. John's
559 reviews
4.62 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Coffee Matters Cafe
58 reviews
.52 km away
Lucky's
37 reviews
.31 km away
Fireside Eatery
21 reviews
.67 km away
Panago Pizza
7 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
Admiralty House Communications Museum
6 reviews
1.98 km away
Powles Head Lighthouse
8 reviews
2.17 km away
Cineplex Cinemas Mount Pearl
8 reviews
1.72 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
donnaab_12
15 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from waterlilly608 | Reviewed this property |
Yes runners will be fine. May want extra socks in your backpack I case your feet get damp as there can be some swampy bits on the paths and a misstep can get your feet wet. You will love the landscape and the views. Enjoy... More
1
Vote
reofner
7 February 2018|
Answer
Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
It is tricky but we used taxi services on 3 occasions. We called ahead of time to make sure the taxi was able to pick us up at the end of the trailhead. The taxi drivers are quite used to people on the ECT.
0
Votes
StephanieMarie89
24 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from K T | Reviewed this property |
I would say it depends on the weather! The area around La Manche toward Ferryland has a lot of cover in the woods.
1
Vote
;