Skerwink Trail, Newfoundland

Skerwink Trail

At the start of the Skerwink Trail in Newfoundland, August 2013

Another very beautiful and dramatic trail in Newfoundland is the Skerwink Trail. Skerwink is a local name for a Shearwater, a type of bird that lives in open sea–a pelagic seabird. The 5.3 km trail is near the town of Trinity.  We hiked the trail in August, often near the edge of cliffs overlooking the ocean. We took our time walking, stopping to photograph the land and sea, and to catch our breath as we climbed ever higher.

The trail is maintained wonderfully well with many stairs to help you in the ascent.  I was exhausted at the end of the trail, but did not regret taking it.

Skerwink Trail

Skerwink Trail along the Atlantic Ocean, August 2013

Skerwink Trail

A view from the Skerwink Trail, August 2013

Skerwink Trail

On the Skerwink Trail, August 2013

Skerwink Trail

Climbing the Skerwink Trail, August, 2013

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4 Comments on “Skerwink Trail, Newfoundland”

  1. Brett says:

    Beautiful trail and pictures! I’ve hiked this wonderful route and you’ve done a nice job capturing some of its beauty!

  2. artsofmay says:

    So glad you like the photos.

  3. Josh Baker says:

    That’s beautiful. It looks very dramatic in spots. I would love to get up there and hike.

  4. artsofmay says:

    I hope you do get there some day. From what you post on your blog, I think you would love this trail and many parts of Newfoundland. Gros Morne Park, which is further west than this trail, is very mountainous with many stunning views that I bet you’d also love.


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