Skerwink Trail

20190801_160729The Start of the Skerwink Trail. 

The Skerwink Trail is a 5.3 km trail with an optional 100 meter extra side trail to a lookout. The Skerwink Trail parking is located at 48.379276, -53.340915. From here look for the gate that says Skerwink Trail 5.3 km loop. 

DSC_0602The trail starts here.

The first 1.1km follows a gravel road until the ocean. The first sea stack emerges from the trees and the trail thins to about a meter wide. 

20190801_162152 First of many sea stacks

20190801_1627321.2 km in

DSC_0624 editSea stacks at 1.3km and stairs at 1.5km.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_6344Taken from a picnic area 1.6km in. Skerwink Rocks in the distance.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_6343Mom and Dad at the same spot.

20190801_1639302.2 km in facing the same picnic area. 

20190801_165033Cool tree

20190801_165116Staircase at 2.6km

20190801_165537Skerwink rocks from the other side 2.8 km in.

The rest of the hike goes inland. There is a 100 meter lookout trail however the fog had rolled in when we got to the top so we were unable to see anything (or take any photos).  

DSC_06984.3km in White Cove. 

From White Cove the rest of the hike is on a gravel path that meets back at the parking.

This hike is an absolutely amazing trail. It is super easy to follow. Any of the difficult hills have stairs made for you. I would suggest at least running shoes for proper support. 
Here is a short video from 1.3-2.0km. It gives you a great idea of the terrain. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjCwQ3RQFzQ&feature=youtu.be

Click on the BOX icon to make the Google Map full screen, to see all the photos I took and where they were taken. Click on the Blue photo symbol to see all the photos. There are 13 in total.

Stats:
Total hike: 5.3 km
Elevation gain: 90 m

 

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