North Head Trail

Top choice walking

in St John's
Image by Elena Elisseeva / Shutterstock
Image by Elena Elisseeva / Shutterstock

You only have to go to Signal Hill to get a taste of Newfoundland's majestic, rugged beauty. The North Head Trail (1.7km) connects Cabot Tower with the harborfront Battery neighborhood, and is a beloved local gem. The walk departs from the tower's parking lot and traces the cliffs, imparting tremendous sea views and sometimes whale spouts.

Because much of the trail runs along the bluff's sheer edge, it isn't something to attempt in icy, foggy or dark conditions.