Stunning hiking trails in Gros Morne National Park

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Gros Morne National Park Hiking Trails - The Western Brook Pond Trail

Discover Gros Morne National Park hiking trails for your next outdoor adventure

Exploring the rugged beauty of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland is an unforgettable experience. With breathtaking views, lush greenery and winding trails, there is much to explore and enjoy in this incredible corner of Canada. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, explore Gros Morne National Park's must-see hiking trails.



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Hiking trails in Gros Morne National Park

We present hiking trails worth seeing in Gros Morne National Park here. Not all are suitable for every fitness level. You should also consider how much time you have available. It is better to plan a little more time, as there are always surprising things to discover along the way. It is therefore worth planning in advance which hike you want to do in this national park.

Green Gardens Trail.

The Green Gardens Trail is the park's easiest and most accessible hike. It can be completed in about 2 hours if you focus on the coastal route. So it is perfect for travelers who are short on time. Along the 4km loop you will find views of stunning bays and cliffs, rolling hills and majestic rivers. If you have more time, you can also extend the route. Also keep an eye out for wildlife – opportunities to spot moose and caribou abound!

Gros Morne Mountain Climb.

Gros Morne Mountain is a must for every outdoor-enthusiast. The 990 meter high summit offers you a wide view of the sea bays and the adjacent Long Range Mountains. It's a difficult climb - beginners should allow around 7 hours depending on conditions. However, the sense of achievement at the summit is worth it!

Western Brook Pond Boat Tour.

If you're looking for a more leisurely adventure, the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour is a great option. This tour takes you over 16 km through cliffs and fjords to explore Gros Morne National Park from a unique perspective. The afternoon mist, cascading waterfalls and pebbly beaches make this an unforgettable experience.


Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park
Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park

Tablelands Trail.

The Tablelands Trail is one of the most breathtaking hikes in Gros Morne National Park. With spectacular views of the Long Range Mountains, you'll be mesmerized by the red and orange rocks that formed from a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. The hike is 9 km long and can take up to 4 hours depending on your pace. The rocky terrain and elevation gain make it a challenging but rewarding experience.

Lookout Trail.

This trail is 5,5 km long and much easier compared to the Tablelands Trail. It offers wonderful views of the park via a steady climb. This trail makes an excellent short hike for most people and is very popular with locals for its rewarding views. However, because of the good views and because the trail is good for bird watching, hiking and running, you will rarely be alone here.


Gulf of St Lawrence Coast Trail
Gulf of St Lawrence Coast Trail

Gros Morne Coastal Trail.

This easy trail stretches along the shoreline at Rocky Harbor for approximately 6 miles. This usually takes an hour and 15 minutes. It is particularly worthwhile from May to October. The trail is suitable for anyone who enjoys bird watching, just hiking or running. If you are out and about at the right time of day, you can still be out and about here during quieter phases.

Conclusion: There are hiking trails in Gros Morne National Park for every outdoor fan

The selection of Gros Morne National Park hiking trails is extensive and varied. In this national park everyone will definitely find a suitable trail for their own personal outdoor adventure. We have hiked some of these trails and can recommend the Western Brook Pond Trail and the Gros Morne Coastal Trail from personal experience. You can also do other hiking trails in Gros Morne National Park discover here.


This is what you need for hiking in Gros Morne National Park

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Travel Arrangements:

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Getting to Gros Morne National Park:

For example, book your journey here by flight, bus or train*. Air Canada flies to St. John on Newfoundland. So book a flight to first TorontoMontreal or Halifax. You can then book a domestic flight to St. Johns. The nearest airport is in Deer Lake (YDF) and is about 30 minutes away by car on the Viking Trail. If you arrive by ferry from Nova Scotia, the journey via Route 1 and Route 430 takes around three and a half hours.

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The best way to spend a night in Gros Morne National Park is to stay in Rocky Harbor and surroundings *. Hotels and motels for online booking are available under the link.



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Source Gros Morne National Park: On-site research with support from the Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Newfoundland and Western Brook Tours

Text Gros Morne National Park: © Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Stunning hiking trails in Gros Morne National Park

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn