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Skerwink Trail - Port Rexton

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Distance
3.3 mi
Elevation gain
400 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
400 ft
Max elevation
219 ft
TrailRank 
69 4.7
Min elevation
6 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
one hour 31 minutes
Time
2 hours 20 minutes
Coordinates
955
Uploaded
June 22, 2019
Recorded
June 2019
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219 ft
6 ft
3.3 mi

near Port Rexton, Newfoundland (Canada)

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Itinerary description

After a very wet summer solstice eve the trail was a little damp - the trout were rising in the puddles - but was still offering great clifftop views!

Besides seeing the surf crashing on the base of the cliffs far below, we saw kittiwakes soaring, albatross colony on an offshore rock and even a couple of foxes playing. A set of binoculars is useful on this hike.

I would give this hike an AVA rating of 2C.

Waypoints

PictographCar park Altitude 69 ft
Photo ofParking lot

Parking lot

Photo ofTrailhead Photo ofTrailhead

Trailhead

Photo ofFirst part of trail, pretty flat

First part of trail, pretty flat

PictographPhoto Altitude 69 ft
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Photo

Photo ofTrail marker Photo ofTrail marker

Trail marker

PictographPhoto Altitude 98 ft
Photo ofPuddles deep enough for trout fishing

Puddles deep enough for trout fishing

PictographPhoto Altitude 98 ft
Photo ofQuite a few wildflowers out

Quite a few wildflowers out

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Trail marker

PictographPanorama Altitude 75 ft
Photo ofFirst view of water (and are those buried car parts?) Photo ofFirst view of water (and are those buried car parts?) Photo ofFirst view of water (and are those buried car parts?)

First view of water (and are those buried car parts?)

Photo ofTrail marker

Trail marker

PictographPanorama Altitude 75 ft
Photo ofLone sodiers Photo ofLone sodiers Photo ofLone sodiers

Lone sodiers

PictographPanorama Altitude 72 ft
Photo ofA deep cove

A deep cove

Photo ofPlanks help crossing the damp sections

Planks help crossing the damp sections

PictographPanorama Altitude 82 ft
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Photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 89 ft
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Photo

PictographPanorama Altitude 95 ft
Photo ofA place to sit and admire the view Photo ofA place to sit and admire the view

A place to sit and admire the view

Photo ofTypical trail conditions in this section

Typical trail conditions in this section

PictographPanorama Altitude 79 ft
Photo ofIt's a long way down!

It's a long way down!

PictographPanorama Altitude 82 ft
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Photo

Photo ofThere are stairs in the steep sections

There are stairs in the steep sections

Photo ofTrail 'under' cliff

Trail 'under' cliff

PictographPanorama Altitude 125 ft
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Photo

PictographFauna Altitude 115 ft
Photo ofAtop a large bluff. Photo ofAtop a large bluff.

Atop a large bluff.

PictographFauna Altitude 138 ft
Photo ofA pair of playful foxes Photo ofA pair of playful foxes

A pair of playful foxes

Photo ofTrail marker

Trail marker

PictographTree Altitude 144 ft
Photo ofA jumble of broken trees, typical of the cliff top forest

A jumble of broken trees, typical of the cliff top forest

PictographPanorama Altitude 118 ft
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Photo

PictographPanorama Altitude 102 ft
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Photo

PictographWaterfall Altitude 79 ft
Photo ofWater cascading down the cliff

Water cascading down the cliff

PictographPanorama Altitude 108 ft
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Photo

PictographPanorama Altitude 144 ft
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Photo

PictographPanorama Altitude 200 ft
Photo ofLooking across to Trinity

Looking across to Trinity

PictographPanorama Altitude 220 ft
Photo ofA bench with a view of Trinity

A bench with a view of Trinity

Photo ofTypical trail conditions in this section of trail

Typical trail conditions in this section of trail

Photo ofSteps down

Steps down

Photo ofTrail marker

Trail marker

Photo ofTypical trail conditions on this section

Typical trail conditions on this section

PictographPanorama Altitude 135 ft
Photo ofLooking down on the trailhead area

Looking down on the trailhead area

PictographPanorama Altitude 148 ft
Photo ofLooking down on the trailhead area

Looking down on the trailhead area

PictographPanorama Altitude 148 ft
Photo ofLooking towards Trinity

Looking towards Trinity

Photo ofTypical trail conditions in this section

Typical trail conditions in this section

PictographPanorama Altitude 69 ft
Photo ofThe bottom of the hill. There is a nice beach here.

The bottom of the hill. There is a nice beach here.

Comments  (1)

  • Photo of SValduezaL
    SValduezaL Jul 5, 2022

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Amazing views at sunset!!

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