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


[Sample East Coast Trail Map]

Welcome to the East Coast Trail

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

Volunteer Custodian Training on Beaches Path

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, five new custodian volunteers participated in a 7km training session on the sunny and windy Beaches Path. Custodian co-ordinator Linda Cohen, reviewed the custodian handbook and the principles of the custodian program. All developed and also all undeveloped paths of the . . . [ Read more ]

Icebergs spotted from the East Coast Trail

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May has been a good month for viewing icebergs close to shore and from the East Coast Trail. Not so every season nor every year. One way to find them is to take a hike on one of our developed coastal paths and come across an iceberg, or some smaller “bergy bits” by surprise. Otherwise, check Read more ]

Volunteer Trail Maintenace Season Opens

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thanks to the volunteers who came out Saturday May 9th for the first maintenance outing of 2015. Fourteen volunteers joined three staff for a training session on the standards for vegetation control on the East Coast Trail. The first part of the day included classroom instruction on standards and . . . [ Read more ]

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