Terra Nova National Park
Cross the suspension bridge at Big Brook to embark on Terra Nova's longest trail.
Trek through a variety of forest types including a dry, sandy area laden with caribou moss and a pocket of pine trees. Roughly 9 km in the trail, branch off to climb the summit of Mount Stamford (1.2 km one way) and soak in the panoramic views. Once you have rested up from the big climb, continue on to the ghost settlement of Minchins Cove and discover remnants of past human use.
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Length/Distance: 35 km return
Time: Multi-day hike
Location: The Outport Trail begins from Newman Sound Campground and stretches out along the coast.
Habitat: Wet in spots, former settlements, Mount Stamford look-off, remnants of pine forest, caribou moss
Trailhead/Access: Parking is located between loops F & G in Newman Sound Campground. From there, walk the path down to the suspension bridge at Big Brook.
GPS Coordinates: 48 32 16.04647 N, -53 58 44.34919 W
Backcountry camping: YES. Reservable through the Parks Canada Reservation Service. Find out more here.
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