Hiking The Long Range Traverse

The 3rd most popular hiking trail in Newfoundland.

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Northwest of St. Johns, the Long Range Traverse is a 22 mile hiking trek through rocky woodlands and boggy wetlands. This semicirclar route can be very difficult to follow due to numerous intersecting trails. But challenge is rewarded with waterfalls and wildlife including moose and caribou.

Start from Western Brook Pond off Highway 430 and plan to spend about 4 days on the trail, which leads to the Gros Morne Trailhead.

Overall, Long Range Traverse is the 3rd most popular hiking trail of all 5 hikes in Newfoundland.


Local Contact(s):  GMNP (709) 458-2417; Dept of Tourism (709) 637-2280; Gros Morne Adventures (709) 458-2722; Newfoundland Tourism (800) 565-2627; East Coast Trail Assoc. (709) 747-9660; Great Out Tours Company (709) 639-9987; GMNP Trail Guide.

Best Season:  Jul. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Prescott Inn, St. Johns (709) 753-7733

Luxury Loding:  Tuckamore Wilderness Lodge (709) 865-6361 (ask for Suite); Strawberry Hill Resort (709) 754-1174

Reference Source:  click here http://www.pc.gc.ca/

GPS:  49.646, -57.789

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  6/27/2016

ID:  14639


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