North Head Trail, St. John's

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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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Hike over gravel paths and caverns, winding along the side of the hill, and climb down numerous sets of steep stairs leading across grassy meadows at North Head Trail. Signal Hill's most popular and most challenging hiking trail offers stunning views of St. John's Harbour, the Narrows, the Atlantic Ocean, and historic Cabot Tower. To reach the top you'll need to tackle the elevation of almost 150 m (500 ft). On the way down, you can use the easier paved road. Inexperienced hikers should check in with the visitor center before they go for there are many steep cliffs and hazardous sections along the way. Add North Head Trail to your St. John's travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our St. John's travel route builder website.
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  • The trail starts on the ocean side of the parking lot on Signal Hill and goes down! Down to the rocks along the ocean. Lots of steps down but it's great to see Signal Hill from below and to get close....  more
    The trail starts on the ocean side of the parking lot on Signal Hill and goes down! Down to the rocks along the ocean. Lots of steps down but it's great to see Signal Hill from below and to get close....  more »
  • Absolutely stunning! This trail is beautiful and convenient if your looking for some amazing views and a good hike. It’s conveniently located by Signal Hill and in the city of St. John’s. There are a....  more
    Absolutely stunning! This trail is beautiful and convenient if your looking for some amazing views and a good hike. It’s conveniently located by Signal Hill and in the city of St. John’s. There are a....  more »

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