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


[Sample East Coast Trail Map]

Hiker Services

Hikers with coastline in background.Hikers with coastline in background.

The East Coast Trail combines a genuine wilderness experience with all the best services offered by the 32 historic communities located along the trail. One of the wonderful aspects of the Trail is that hikers, if they desire, can hike from community to community, stopping in bed & breakfasts, restaurants, and convenience stores along the way. 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 service categories below.

Amenities vary in each community, please refer to the individual Community Websites should you need more information. Community websites are listed on our path detail pages and on our links page.

Camping on & near the Trail

There are a number of campsites located along the East Coast Trail System.

Wilderness campsites on the Trail

The East Coast Trail has five wilderness campsites on the following paths:

The ECT path campsites are equipped with tent platforms and primitive semi-private out-house style toilets. It's a wilderness camping experience. No reservations required.

Baggage Transport

Hikers may make arrangement's with the local bed and breakfasts, tour operators or local taxi services for the transport of luggage from one destination on the trail to the next.

More Tourism & Trip Planning Information

You can visit any the following web sites to acquire additional information that you may need to plan your trip to the East Coast Trail.

Local Outfitters

Local outfitters in St. John's carry a full line of outdoor gear from boots to camping equipment and technical outerwear. ETCA's detailed maps and route descriptions of the East Coast Trail are available from the East Coast Trail web site and office, as well as from local book and retail stores. Please see our trail shop for maps and links to other places that sell our maps.