Hiking in St. John’s: Discovering the Natural Beauty and Warm Hospitality of Newfoundland

North Head Trail; hiking in st. John's

Hiking in St. John’s offers visitors the opportunity to connect with the friendly and welcoming culture of Newfoundland. The locals are known for their hospitality and warm welcome, and hiking provides an excellent opportunity to meet people and learn about the local culture.

North Head Trail

One of the most popular hiking trails in St. John’s is the North Head Trail at Signal Hill. This trail offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the harbor, and the city below. It’s a challenging hike with some steep sections, but the breathtaking views from the top are worth the effort. The trail winds its way through lush greenery and wildflowers. And hikers may even spot some friendly wildlife along the way.

Either start the trail at the top of Signal Hill, or start at the Outer Battery. Either way, the views are spectacular, and you’ll get your heart pumping!

North Head Trail; hiking in st. John's
Hiking Cuckolds Cove Trail; hiking in St. John's

Cuckolds Cove Trail

For those looking for a more leisurely hike, the Cuckolds Cove Trail is a perfect choice. As you make your way along the trail, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, rocky cliffs, and charming homes along the way. And when you reach Quidi Vidi, you’ll be rewarded with a quaint little fishing village straight out of a postcard. Make sure to stop at the famous Quidi Vidi Brewery for a refreshing pint and some delicious local seafood.

The Grand Concourse

What many visitors don’t realize, is both these trails are part of a huge network of trails called the Grand Concourse. This network of trails and boardwalks winds through St. John’s, connecting to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and parks. The Grand Concourse connects as far north as Torbay, and as far west as Conception Bay South. One of our favourite walks on the Concourse is from Confederation Building, along Rennie’s River, to Quidi Vidi. And of course we reward ourselves with a bevvie at the brewery.

Seeing a pattern here? Hike, refreshment, repeat!

Hiking on North Head Trail, Signal Hill; hiking in St. John's

One thing that makes hiking in St. John’s so special is the natural beauty of the region. The city is surrounded by rugged coastline, lush forests, and pristine lakes and rivers. The hiking trails provide easy access to this stunning landscape, allowing visitors to experience the natural beauty up close and personal.

Hiking in St. John’s is an experience that should not be missed. From the challenging North Head Trail to the leisurely Cuckolds Cove Trail, and the sprawling Grand Concourse, there is something for everyone. The natural beauty of the region and the warm hospitality of the locals makes St. John’s a perfect destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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