Explore 26 wilderness paths along North America’s easternmost coastline.

The East Coast Trail unites genuine wilderness hiking with richly historic communities from Topsail Beach, to Cape St. Francis, to Cappahayden. There are over 336 kilometres of developed trail to explore. The 25 different paths on the Avalon Peninsula take you past towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. Experience abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, the world’s southernmost caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites, and many more attractions.


They hold a variety of events throughout the year! You can learn about all upcoming events here.

Guided Hikes

They also provide a number of resources to help you plan your hike — including how to prepare, path advisories, and maps!


The East Coast Trail Association is a registered not-for-profit organization, powered by passionate people. You can learn about becoming a volunteer here. No time to volunteer? There are a number of ways to support them through Memberships, Donations, Sponsorships, and our Trail Shop for East Coast Trail exclusive merch.

East Coast Trail