North Head Trail - Signal Hill National Historic Site

St. John's

The North Head Trail is Signal Hill’s most popular & most difficult hiking trail. This 1.7 km trail takes approximately 90 mins & descends almost 500 ft. Hikers connect with the trail from Signal Hill’s top parking lot. From there they descend down boardwalk stairs, follow a footpath to North Head at the entrance to the St. John's Harbour, & hike along the narrows to Lower Battery Rd. The trail is regularly maintained for safety. Parks Canada asks 1st-time hikers to check with the visitor centre

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Signal Hill National Historic Site , St. John's
47.5714, -52.6806 (Download GPX)
Mar 31 - Dec 1
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