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


[Sample East Coast Trail Map]

Welcome to the East Coast Trail

Photo Gallery Credit: J. van Houwelingen

Explore 24 wilderness paths along 265 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 265 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

ECTA - AGM - Agenda & Board Nominees

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sorry for the late posting but attached you will see the AGM agenda, new board nominees, and the financials. Hope to see you there! Below are links to the 2015 AGM Report Document and Audited Financial Statements. Hard copies of both will be provided for members at the AGM. . . . [ Read more ]

Notice of 2015 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The 2015 East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday evening, October 8th at the Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive in St. John's, NL. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start. We'll report on the past year's activities, update on initiatives in . . . [ Read more ]

ECTA seeks EOI, second call

Friday, September 25, 2015

Expression of Interest The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA), a not-for-profit organization responsible for the management and protection of the East Coast Trail, is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested companies for the provision of consulting services to plan and execute: . . . [ Read more ]

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