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

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[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

Request for Proposals: Business Development Strategy, Marketing and Communications

Monday, February 20, 2017
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The East Coast Trail Association is pleased to invite proposals from qualified vendors on four innovative projects: . . . [ Read more ]

Office closed due to winter storm

Monday, February 6, 2017
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The East Coast Trail Association office is closed this morning due to winter storm conditions. If you placed a Trail Shop order over the weekend past, it will be processed and shipped between this afternoon and tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. Wishing you a safe and warm day, Marie Jones ECTA . . . [ Read more ]

ECTA Crew Work done 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016
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On December 8, 2016, the ECTA seasonal crew laid down their tools for the year. What follows is a partial list of work accomplished by our paid crew during the summer and fall months. Early May, ECTA trail builders, skilled carpenters and labourers, trod a good section of the trail cutting blowdown . . . [ Read more ]

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