Ladies' lookout trail

Signal Hill National Historic Site

Some sections of the trail are steep or have an irregular surface. Please take your time and watch your step as you hike.

This trail follows the backbone of Signal Hill and offers wonderful views of the rugged coastline and seascapes. This trail connects with the Burma Road Trail.

The Ladies' Lookout Trail visits the highest point on Signal Hill. Legend has it that the women of St. John's came here to watch for ships carrying their sons, husbands and lovers, which inspired the trail's name. The earliest military defenses and signal stations were built on and around Ladies' Lookout. On September 15, 1762, British soldiers won a decisive engagement against French forces for the possession of St. John's during the Battle of Signal Hill, right at the summit of this hill.

Level of Difficulty :  Moderate

Length and Distance : 1.3 km loop

Time : 30 mins

Location : The trail head is located across from the road from the parking lot at the Summit of Signal Hill

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