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North Head Trail, St. John's

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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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North Head Trail reviews

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  • Did this trail after arriving in St. John's at the end of the day. A storm was meant to arrive in the morning (Earl) and was encouraged by a local running up the trail to continue. It was getting... 
    Did this trail after arriving in St. John's at the end of the day. A storm was meant to arrive in the morning (Earl) and was encouraged by a local running up the trail to continue. It was getting...  more »
  • very scenic and lots of places to stop and rest or just enjoy the view We had nice weather so that helps 
    very scenic and lots of places to stop and rest or just enjoy the view We had nice weather so that helps  more »
  • great loop trail to see the area from a different perspective. Combined with the Quidi Vidi loop then back up Signal Hill 
    great loop trail to see the area from a different perspective. Combined with the Quidi Vidi loop then back up Signal Hill  more »

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