East Coast Trail

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East Coast Trail
East Coast Trail logo.png
Length 540 km (336 mi)
Location Newfoundland, Canada
Trailheads Near St. John's;
Use Hiking

The East Coast Trail is a 540 kilometres (340 mi) long-distance footpath located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Located primarily on public lands, the trail traces the east coast of Newfoundland along the Atlantic Ocean. The trail passes through many small coastal towns nested in the bays of the Avalon Peninsula between St. John's and Cappahayden. Major attractions include the Spout, a natural water spout created by wave action along the rocky coast, coastal barachois formations, and a suspension bridge near the abandoned community of La Manche. The trail also passes through Cape Spear, the easternmost point in North America.

265 kilometres (165 mi) of the trail (between Cape St. Francis and Cappahayden) are fully mapped and have proper signage. The remaining 275 kilometres (171 mi) of the trail are accessible to the public, but are unsigned and considered to be 'under construction'.[1]

The East Coast Trail along the Avalon Peninsula

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "East Coast Trail (Trail Overview)". East Coast Trail Association. Retrieved 2007-07-01.