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The Best Hiking in Newfoundland and Labrador

Looking for the best hiking in Newfoundland and Labrador? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Newfoundland and Labrador. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Newfoundland and Labrador

  • St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hiking on the Sugar Loaf Path

    11 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Path is a small part of the 265 km East Coast Trail and is readily accessible from either Quidi Vidi Village or the Marine Science Lab in Logy Bay. Enjoy the amazing view of the coast from atop Sugarloaf Head and gorgeous vistas of the city all the way to Cape Spear from the Bawdens Highlands...
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  • Saint John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hiking the Cape Spear Path

    12.8 mi
    To get to Cape Spear from St. John’s, head west on Water Street to the intersection at Leslie Street where you'll make a left. Continue over the bridge to the stop sign. Drive straight through the intersection and continue for 15 km where the road eventually becomes Route 11, also known as Cape S...
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  • Trout River, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hike Green Gardens

    3.4 mi / 459.3 ft gain
    The star of this hike is where the cliffs meet the ocean. Starting at the parking lot, find the trailhead and start hiking. As the hike is an out-and-back trail, so it is a straight-forward hike. After the first ascent, there is a bench and a map; Make sure from this area you take the trail to th...
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  • Norris Point, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hike Gros Morne Mountain via James Callaghan Trail

    9.9 mi / 2644.4 ft gain
    The hike to the summit of Gros Morne is rewarded with spectacular views, views that are not seen without being earned.  Despite Newfoundland’s notorious reputation of fast changing weather, make sure to check the forecast before you embark on your journey to the summit. With that said make sure t...
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  • Port Albert, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Explore Fogo Island

    32.3 mi / 689 ft gain
    If you're travelling across Newfoundland, make sure you spend at least a little bit of time off the Trans-Canada Highway with a detour to the coast. Many travellers will visit Twillingate as an off-the-beaten-track coastal destination—so if you're headed that way, take time to explore Fogo as wel...
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  • St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hike the Blackhead Bay Trail

    9.1 mi
    Being a part of the historic East Coast Trail, Deadman's Bay is a main pit stop for thousands of backpackers every year. The trail includes many treasures such as swimming holes in summer, views of WWII Battery, breathtaking coastal views, a baracois crossing with rusty remains of the SS Thetis s...
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  • Little Harbour East, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Photograph the Isthmus of Avalon

    0.6 mi / 131.2 ft gain
    Newfoundland is perhaps best known for its outport villages on the coast, but in between the communities lies a beautiful and rugged island geography. One of the most visually stunning places to witness this is at the Isthmus of Avalon—where the Avalon Peninsula meets the rest of Newfoundland.  T...
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