The Old Man in the Mountain Hike

10 Jan 2011

One of the best places to see the fall colours is in the Humber Valley, and the best way to see them up close is to take a fall hike.

It is no surprise then that The Old Man in the Mountain Hike is one of the most popular of those developed by the International Appalachian Trail in Newfoundland (IATNL). It has fabulous views of the Humber River and Humber Canyon and the vistas are all the more beautiful in the fall when the brilliant colours of changing leaves intermingle with the coniferous greens.

Following the ascent to the top of the ‘Old Man in the Mountain’, hikers are rewarded with breathtaking views of Shellbird Island, located in the Humber River. Legend has it that the Spanish buried treasure on this island and the ‘Old Man in the Mountain’ keeps a watchful eye over it.

Further details of this and other IATNL hikes can be found at