East Coast Trail Association

Address: 50 Pippy Place, 2nd Floor, Suite 9, St. John’s, NL A1B 3M7

Tel: (709) 738-4453                    
Email: information@eastcoasttrail.com
Website: www.eastcoasttrail.com/en/index.aspx   
Twitter: @eastcoasttrail
Facebook: @EastCoastTrail 
Instagram: @eastcoasttrail


The East Coast Trail Association is a registered charity established to provide a wilderness hiking experience by developing and maintaining the East Coast Trail, promoting public access, minimizing its impact on the natural environment and protecting it for future generations.

Target Population:

The East Coast Trail is open to any member of the public

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

  • Explore 25 wilderness paths along North America’s easternmost coastline.
  • The East Coast Trail unites genuine wilderness hiking with richly historic communities from Topsail, to Cape St. Francis, to Cappahayden. There are 336 kilometers of developed trail to explore.
  • The paths of the East Coast Trail 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.
  • The East Coast Trail Association offers free Guided Hikes open to any members of the public, dates and locations can be found on our website Under “Hike the Trail, Guided Hikes” or, by clicking here.