[East Coast Trail]
[East Coast Trail]
[East Coast Trail]


[Sample East Coast Trail Map]

Welcome to the East Coast Trail

Explore 26 wilderness paths along 300 kilometers of coastline

The East Coast Trail offers a genuine wilderness hiking experience. Starting from the historic city of St. John's, you can head north or south over 300 kilometers of developed trail.

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. It provides access to abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, world's southern most caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites, and many more attractions.

Services along the trail

The trail connects over 30 picturesque communities. These communities provide accommodations, dining, transportation and entertainment. Our advertisers live and work in these communities and are available to help you plan your trip, provide the services you require, or supply the information you need. Check out Hiker Services for more details of the services along the Trail.

Support the trail

The East Coast Trail is managed by the East Coast Trail Association. The Association is a member-based, volunteer-supported registered charity. Its mission is to develop, maintain and protect the East Coast Trail. There are no entry fees for the use of the Trail, nor fees for participation in our public hiking program.

Show your support by taking out a fully tax receipted annual or life membership, making a donation, or volunteering your time and expertise.

News & Announcements

Notice of Temporary Office Hours: September 26 - October 14, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Please be advised that we'll have limited temporary office hours from September 26 - October 14 due to staff vacation. During this period, the East Coast Trail Association office will be open for map/product purchases and inquiries on the following dates: Tuesday, September 27 11:30am – 1:30pm Friday, . . . [ Read more ]

Notice to Cobbler Path Hikers: Possible Path Obstruction Monday Sep. 26

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hikers on Cobbler Path Monday September 26th are advised that construction by Memorial University may cause a temporary obstruction. This notice will be updated when more information is available. . . . [ Read more ]

Executive Roles Available on ECTA's Board of Directors

Friday, September 9, 2016

Executive Roles Available on the ECTA Board of Directors Are you a passionate volunteer with leadership and professional expertise? Three executive positions are available on the ECTA's Board of Directors: Vice-President, Land & Legal Committee The vice-president is responsible for the mandate . . . [ Read more ]

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Advertising Inquiries

Interested advertisers please contact our office by email or by phone at 709-738-4453