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


[Sample East Coast Trail Map]

Welcome to the East Coast Trail

The East Coast Trail is a coastal hiking experience that takes you to the outermost reaches of North America. This wilderness hiking trail provides hikers with a special blend of wilderness adventure, outstanding natural beauty, wildlife, history, and cultural contact.

Truly spectacular features on each path

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. It offers a wilderness paradise of boreal forest, fresh clean air and quiet solitude, all combined with the raw natural beauty of the rugged Atlantic Ocean.

Linked communities

The Trail links together 32 historic communities. These communities provide services, such as 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. Please select from the following categories to find the services you need along the Trail:

The East Coast Trail Association

The East Coast Trail is being developed and maintained by the 'award winning' East Coast Trail Association. The Association is a member driven, volunteer based, registered charity formed in 1994 with the mission to develop, maintain and operate the East Coast Trail. We do not charge entry fees for the use of the Trail, nor do we charge fees for participation in our public hiking program. If you like what we are doing, and you wish to help protect and preserve this treasured resource, you can show your support by taking out a fully tax receipted annual or life membership, making a financial donation, volunteering your time and expertise, or any combination of the above.

News & Announcements

The Telegram: Editorial: Bikes Away

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bikes away The Telegram Published on July 18, 2014 This week’s winner in the we-don’t-care-what-you-say-we’re-doing-it-anyway department is Cape Race Cultural Adventures Inc., local franchisee of Sacred Rides mountain biking tours. Company owner Ken Sooley told The Telegram last weekend that . . . [ Read more ]

East Coast Trail Committed to Hiker Safety and Protection of the Trail

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NEWS RELEASE EAST COAST TRAIL COMMITTED TO HIKER SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE TRAIL For immediate Release –July 15, 2014 (St. Johns, NL) – The Board of Directors of The East Coast Trail Association, today confirmed that it will continue to advocate for the safety of hikers and to seek more . . . [ Read more ]

Torbay Environment & Trails Committee help maintain the ECT

Saturday, July 12, 2014

On May 3rd, 2014, a stalwart group from the Torbay Environment & Trails Committee (TETC) took on two maintenance tasks along the East Coast Trail in Torbay. Vandals had burned a vehicle on the path near the end of Morris Avenue, leaving a mess of burned debris and charred ground behind after the . . . [ Read more ]

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Leave no trace

Enjoy the Trail, leave no trace, build no fires, and respect the raw natural beauty of the East Coast Trail landscape, and help to keep it free, open and available to all.

July 28th, 2014

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Advertising Inquiries

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