Fall Hiking in Gros Morne
Fall Hikes in Gros Morne National Park
Fall in Gros Morne is pretty spectacular. For many hikers, the autumn is a favourite time to get out and explore the park. Nature puts on a show of colour, the weather is cooler and more comfortable for physical activity, and there’s more peace with fewer people on the trails (and fewer black flies and mosquitos too!)
Here are 3 ideas trails to check out this fall in Gros Morne National Park:
1) Lomond River Trail
Distance: 8 km one-way
Approximate hiking time: 2 hours
The start of this trail begins in the parking lot of Stuckless Pond. The trail leads you along the Lomond River through old forest. The trees here grow taller than anywhere else in the park and the forest is home to many species of birds! Beneath the quiet of the mature forest canopy you’ll find views of the river and its forested slopes.
2) Baker’s Brook Falls Trail
Distance: 10 km return
Approximate hiking time: 2-3 hours
The falls are definitely the main attraction of this trail! Follow the trail downstream to a viewpoint over wide step-like waterfalls cascading over limestone ridges. The trail leads you through balsam fir forest, which is in several stages of regeneration, recovering from the natural effects of winds and insects. The trail head is located in Berry Hill campground.
3) Gros Morne Mountain Base Trail
Distance: 9 km return
Approximate hiking time: 3-4 hours
You don’t have to climb to the top of Gros Morne to enjoy spectacular views! The trail to the base of the mountain winds through forest to a viewing platform. Along the way you’ll encounter frequent stairs and boardwalks and enjoy views of Bonne Bay, the Tablelands, and Gros Morne Mountain.