St John's Recreational Trails

In St John's the Cities of St. John's and Mount Pearl and the Town of Paradise have created a pathway network called the Grand Concourse, with 120 kilometers of walkways link every major park, river, pond, and green space in the three municipalities. And at strategic points throughout all these areas are rest areas, playgrounds, and storyboards to increase enjoyment.

Two major trail systems connected to St John's are the East Coast Trail along the east shore of the Avalon Peninsula, and the Newfoundland T'Railway, which forms part of teh Transportation-Canada Trail system. T'Railway Park is open not only to hikers but cyclists, horseback riders, snowmobilers, A.T.V. riders, and cross-country skiing enthusiasts as well. On road motorized vehicles are not permitted.

St John's Area Trails

Salmon Cove Sands - Salmon Cove / Conception Bay

Gray sandy beach, wheel chair accessible, board walk, concession, tourism chalet and 2km hiking trail. "Trail of the Eagle". Breath taking view with abundance of wildlife.

East Coast Trail - St. John's

This coastal hiking trail runs from Topsail, around the Avalon Peninsula to Trepassey and is improved to world class standards for 220 kms between St. John's & Capahayden. Walks range from easy rambles to wilderness challenges.

Linear Park and Chalet - Manuels River / Conception Bay South

Walking trails follow the banks of the beautiful Manuels River. Internationally recognized for its geological formations and fossil sites. Information centre, guided walks & picnic tables.

Rotary Topsail Beach - Conception Bay South

Popular day use park offers picnic sites, playground, hiking, walking and beautiful view of Conception Bay from saltwater beach.

Nearby Trails

Butter Pot Provincial Park

3.5 km trail leads to Butter Pot Hill, 303 m above sea level. 1.5 km trail great for nature study. Offseason walk the roads and ski trails.

East Shoreline Heritage Walk - Bay Roberts

The trail winds through the earliest settlement of Bay Roberts (Juggler's Cove and French's Cove). Remains of rock walls, foundations, root cellars and gravesites. Picnic areas. Seasonal whale watching. Restroom facilities.

La Manche Provincial Park

Walk the 2 km trail to abandoned fishing village of La Manche and over the suspension bridge. The East Coast Trail runs through the woodland bird haven.

Grates Cove Hiking Trails - Grates Cove

Hiking Trails around National Historic Site Rock Walls, and Interpretation area. Barrens, rugged rocks and ocean views, The Head, Flat Rocks, Wiggy's Beach, Shaws Mash, The Gulch, The Motion and Molly Ship wreck cross, Cabot Rock & Monument and more.

Green Mountain Walking Trail - Long Cove

Walking/hiking trail to the top of Norman's Cove Lookout. Great view of lower Trinity Bay and the surrounding country. Hike to the top in 30 minutes. Washroom facilities available.

Eventually, these trails will link up with a province-wide network, in the process of development.
Useful Tips
  1. Obey all signs
  2. Leave nothing but footprints.
  3. Cyclists give way to walkers and joggers.
  4. Avoid drain gates, soft shoulders and other road surface hazards.
  5. Stay on the designated trails.

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