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The East Coast Trail FAQ

Explore 336 km of wilderness paths along North America’s easternmost coastline.
Explore 336 km of wilderness paths along North America’s easternmost coastline.
  1. What is the East Coast Trail?

  2. What kind of experiences does the East Coast Trail offer?

  3. What are the different types of hikes available on the East Coast Trail?

  4. How can I support the East Coast Trail?

  5. What are the current path conditions and advisories?

  6. Are bonfires or open fires allowed on the East Coast Trail?

  7. Where can I purchase East Coast Trail maps and merchandise?

  8. How do I get to the trailheads of the East Coast Trail?

  9. Can I camp on the trail, and are there designated campsites?

  10. here are six designated, non-serviced campsites on the East Coast Trail, located on the longer paths; White Horse Path, Motion Path, Spout Path, Flamber Head Path, Cape Broyle Head Path and Spurwink Island Path. These campsites are first-come, first-serve. Each campsite has a primitive outdoor toilet. If hikers are unable to use the designated campsites, we recommend hikers camp in or near trailhead communities if possible or find alternative safe grounds (away from cliffs) and seek permission from landowners before camping trailside on private property. Please respect the privacy of landowners




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