Hi folks, and welcome to my little dedication to the hiking trails of Newfoundland: the East Coast Trail, a beautiful trail system that links coastal communities from Cape St. Francis to Cappahayden; the International Appalachian Trail of Newfoundland and Labrador, an extension of the famous Appalachian Trail which follows that range as it continues along Newfoundland’s spectacular west coast; and the various other hiking trails found in our provincial parks and elsewhere on the eastern edge of Canada, scenic Newfoundland and Labrador. This blog is a documentation of our adventures and experiences while walking these incredible trails. If it’s useful to you in helping to choose a trail, even better!
The menu on the left side of the page will reflect any completed pages (that menu is found at the bottom of the page if you’re using a mobile device). It flows from the northernmost trail to the southernmost, or in the case of “Other Hikes,” from east to west.
All credit goes to the volunteers and organizers of the East Coast Trail, the IATNL, and all the community volunteers and park employees responsible for the construction and maintenance of trails throughout the province (in fact, the maps on this page are edited versions of maps put together by each group). They do incredible work in maintaining these traditional thoroughfares, and in fighting to keep our natural beauty intact. Check out the East Coast Trail webpage (link) and the IATNL (link), and support them monetarily or by volunteering if you can! And when you’re out on the trails, respect them: leave no trace!
As well, always use caution on the trails. There are sections of the trail that are very close to cliff edge and may be slippery when wet or icy. Exercise the utmost caution so you can return to enjoy these trails again and again.
Be sure to pick up a set of the East Coast Trail maps either from the web site or from fine shops like The Outfitters in St. John’s!