[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

Province Supports East Coast Trail Enhancements

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Over $362,000 in Funding Supports East Coast Trail Enhancements The East Coast Trail Association has received $362,055 to support long-term sustainability efforts, market development activities and trail improvements. Funding will support new trail signage, expanded parking, improved marketing initiatives, . . . [ Read more ]

Government of Canada Investment Supports East Coast Trail Tourism Development

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Enhancements and new initiatives will support tourism growth on Avalon Peninsula June 6, 2015 Mobile, NL Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency The East Coast Trail Association Inc. (ECTA) will enhance its world class status as a destination trail, thanks in part to an investment from the Government . . . [ Read more ]

Hikers raise $60,000 for the East Coast Trail

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Hikers raise $60,000 for the East Coast Trail Over 350 hikers turned out to the 15th annual East Coast Trail Tely Hike fundraiser and to celebrate International Trail's day. Individual hikers and teams raised more than $59,830, surpassing the goal of $50,000, and pledges are still coming in. Hikers . . . [ Read more ]

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