10 of the Best Hikes in Gros Morne National Park
- Explore the Tablelands
Let your feet step on odd but gorgeous rocks as you hike the Tablelands located in the southern part of Gros Morne, a moon-like landscape that was formed when the tectonic plates collided and pushed the earth’s mantle to the surface. For that extra special experience, join for Reach for the top…of the Tablelands! program by Parks Canada, which is a 3 hour guided hike that lets you enjoy stunning views of mountain and sea from above. Lazy? Drive the scenic route 431 that takes you from Woody Point and Trout River that traverses the Tablelands!
- The Western Brook Pond Cruise
Book your spot on this 2-hour cruise that is operated by Bontours that takes you through the landlocked fjord of Western Brook Pond. You will enjoy spellbinding views of ancient cliffs and complete your tour with a hike to the top of Western Brook Pond Gorge.
- The Gros Morne Mountain
Can you conquer the island of Newfoundland’s second highest peak? Once you make it to the top you will be adequately rewarded with unforgettable views of Bonne Bay and Ten Mile Pond.
- Lobster Cove Head
Take a tour of the old Lobster Cove Head lighthouse where the light keeper once lived. You could also pick up some kites for the children to fly as they run through the fields that surround the lighthouse. Stay on to enjoy the evening sunset and enjoy story time around the fire!
The Trout River to Bonne Bay route offers you an opportunity to sharpen your paddling skills. Landings can be tricky but once you are on solid ground you can camp in the Green Gardens area.
- Enjoy the Autumn Canopy
You really should visit the park in early October when the forests take up their fall colours. Bring your mountain bike with you and complete the experience by riding on a carpet of fallen leaves along the Stuckless Pond Trail.
- The Lookout Hills Trail
Yes, Gros Morne National Park has amazing sceneries but very few can beat the vistas from the top of Partridgeberry Hill. Not convinced? Just hike up the Lookout Hills Trail that starts at the Discovery Centre and see Bonne Bay, the Tablelands, Gros Morne Mountain and the Lookout Hills in a different light.
- Do the Great Gros Morne Geocaching Challenge
Five trails, two days of hiking and a total of 20.5km travelled. That is what awaits you on this geocaching challenge that follows the story of story of an Arctic Tern known as Jonathan Livingstearn Tern. Prepare to be entertained and enlightened!
- Burridges Gulch
Whether you are a professional skier or a newbie, this skiing and snowshoeing trail promises you nothing but fun and a great view of scenic valley of Burridges Gulch. It is a great place to start your backcountry expedition and is gifted with an abundance of snow.
- The Long Range Mountains
This is the point where the Appalachian mountain range comes to an end. If you are an experienced hiker, go on a 35 km wilderness hike on Long Range Traverse and be rewarded by panoramic vistas and stunning valleys of the Long Range Mountains.
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Lobster Cove Head, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Arrived just after the sun had set but while there was still some light. A long exposure resulting in the lighthouse light being captured and the moving clouds being a bit smeared (good technical term) across the sky. When I was a weekend volunteer in the park (20+ years ago!), I spent a lot of time here especially on a Friday night helping out with the campfire program. A great place to explore the intertidal zone, some of the park's amazing geology and cultural history, see tuckamore, and, if you are lucky, see humpback whales offshore. #GrosMorne #GrosMorneNationalPark #Newfoundland #exploreNL #LobsterCoveHead #lighthouse #nightphotography #sunset #longexposure #ON1pics #canon #5d3 #loves_longexpo