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Skerwink Trail

Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2006
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Stunning Hike along the Ocean

Myself, husband and a couple of friends hiked this approximately 5 km trail in November. It was a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
countdown6
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Gander, Canada
Magnificent views

Great hike with fabulous view. You’ll get plenty of exercise and the payoff is a 5-star view of... read more

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Skerwink Trail is the hiking Jewel of the region. It is internationally recognized and was ranked the top 35 trails in North America and Europe by Travel & Leisure Magazine (2003). This 5.3 km hike will provide the opportunity to view and photograph the amazing coastal scenery, sea birds, whales, eagles, sea stacks as well as icebergs (in season).
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Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Myself, husband and a couple of friends hiked this approximately 5 km trail in November. It was a beautiful day so perfect for the scenery. This trail is moderate in intensity due to lots of fairly steep inclines. I believe there are two options, one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hike with fabulous view. You’ll get plenty of exercise and the payoff is a 5-star view of Trinity Bay, likely with whales in sight. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are breathtaking! The trail is not as difficult as I have expected (me not being an athletic type nor an avid hiker). Parts of the trail have boardwalk (mainly through the woods), some have stairs (the steeper slopes), some are unpaved paths. Hiking...More

1  Thank JobeeMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice walk that has a little bit of everything for young and old . The walk is fairly easy with some up hill toward the end . On our walk we did see whales,birds, odd shape rocks, trees, bogs,and hills with places...More

Thank Barryvo1nc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, many places to stop for photos or just to enjoy the view. Rugged coastline with many sea stacks and views of the cliffs just ahead (or behind). Stairs and boardwalks are wide.

Thank USAwalkers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful trail!! There are well groomed paths and look out points throughout. The trail is very well mapped with stakes every so often telling you how far you've gone into the trail. At the beginning of the trail there is a wooden porter...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Loved this trail! It's a 5.3 km loop return and it was very well marked; there was never any doubt which way you should go. We oped for the coastal route, but there was also an inland option. There were so many beautiful vistas. Note:...More

Thank nickelcitygirl
Reviewed 11 October 2017

beautiful view along the trail, it is a must visit place, plan 3 to 4 hours depending your hiking speed and how much time you spend on photos.

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Spent a fall morning hiking the trail for the first time, loved it! Moderately challenging in some areas, but overall definitely accessible for basically any ages and fitness levels.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We expected a more difficult trail, but it was easy to moderate with a few short climbs. The trail is well maintained and the views are spectacular.

Thank scourtice
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473Dan044
12 August 2017|
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Response from Myrapart | Reviewed this property |
Three hours is lots of time. We are a couple of oldies and we're back in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Took lots of time for views and watching whales. Lots of steps on the trail, not rock scrambling so no previous hiking... More
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Sandy T
21 March 2017|
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Response from HikeDiscovery | Property representative |
Hi, I am sorry to say but no you cannot drive to sections of this trail. This trail ventures off the roadways and follows the coastline around a headland.
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monalle1
28 May 2016|
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Response from missmartha938 |
It is about 3 hours give or take, but a beautiful drive, and well worth it! I would actually recommend staying near the Trinity area. There are a lot of great things to do around Trinity and Boavista (which is about 35... More
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