Skerwink Trail, Port Rexton

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Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Historical heritage and natural beauty collide at Skerwink Trail, a 5.3 km (3.2 mi) coastal hike along cliff tops and beaches. Begin your route by tracing the old railroad bed and then head up the ancient sedimentary rock to Skerwink Head where you will be met by views of Trinity Harbour. As waves crash against the rocks look out at Fort Point lighthouse, where in 1938 the sea claimed the lives of all aboard the Marion Rogers schooner. This trail is rated moderate to difficult and there are no bathroom facilities. Allow two to three hours for your hike, and be sure to bring water. Make Skerwink Trail a part of your Port Rexton vacation plans using our Port Rexton sightseeing planner.
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  • Recently did this wonderful hiking trail. This offers very nice views, picture opportunities and lots of nice memories. The volunteers sure does a good job at maintaining this one.  more »
  • We did the Sherwink Trail with our 12 y.o. The difficulty is moderate and it took us 2h30 but we stopped and sat on every bench to enjoy the view. The trail is really well maintained. We used the...  more »
  • If you are in the area you definitely would want to hike this trail. It is not too difficult, and provide some awesome viewpoints.
  • Fabulous walk along the Trinity, NL coast with lots of ocean view points and sea stacks. You'll need good footwear and water. It's not a walk for someone with bad knees. It's a 5.3km loop, so no need for a car in two places. Allow 2+ hours if you like to take pictures.

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