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North Head Trail

Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 4E8, Canada
+1 709-737-1077
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Stunning

A complete gem of St. John’s. Great for hiking, running and sightseeing. Wear comfortable shoes and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brett H
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The Battery Trail

Having visited Signal Hill many times, I was determined to climb the Battery Trail. I knew it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trevormclain
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An exhilarating hike featuring rugged coastal beauty, striking views, and historic sites. This challenging trail built by Parks Canada descends 500 ft and includes a narrow coastal path along the Narrows. Caution: This trail is not maintained by the Grand Concourse Authority. Steep cliffs and hazardous sections are common throughout and caution should be exercised at all times.
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Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 4E8, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A complete gem of St. John’s. Great for hiking, running and sightseeing. Wear comfortable shoes and just enjoy this incredible experience. If you are entering from the Battery, be patient as the trailhead is a little challenging to find.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Signal Hill many times, I was determined to climb the Battery Trail. I knew it was under renovation, but others had taken it, so I had to. It is 1.7 km, so it was a bit of a challenge for my two fake-hips...More

Thank trevormclain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this trail, it's part wooden stairs to help you on the steepest parts and follows the cliff edge around for views of St John's. It was closed part way round when we there in June so we had to come back the same way....More

Thank galaxy148
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be ready to work your quads! The level of difficulty is medium. Wear good hiking shoes and be ready to work your quads!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing walk for a sunny day! As this is a part of the territory of Signal Hill national historic site, Parks Canada set up pairs of Muskoka red chairs at places with the best views. As of July 2018, the trail was officially closed from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy hiking trail along the coastal cliffs with stunning ocean views. Great place to watch whales and icebergs.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parks Canada is upgrading the beginning of the North Head Trail so we walked the other trails instead. What a wonderful trail system!

Thank LindaLou1954
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time walking the pathways to get to the top of the hill. if you are fit this is the best way to see all the views it has to offer.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is actually closed until August for some safety upgrades.when it is open it is absolutely gorgeous. If you have a bum leg or breathing problems, etc this is not the hike for you..?or fear of heights. You go along the cliff on a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked from signal hill to Quidi Vidi, trail easy with spectacular views. Very pretty scenery with wildlife.

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Frank H
31 May 2017|
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Response from dundr2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can park the car close to the trail head, maybe near the Terry Fox memorial. From there it is uphill - a very beautiful and scenic hike. Walking downhill isn't all that bad because the other side of the hill - along the... More
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