Signal Hill National Historic Site

There are several hiking trails at Signal Hill National Historic Site, all of which boast panoramic views and captivating scenery. During the summer months, whales, icebergs and seabirds can often be seen in the waters....

Bring appropriate footwear, a bottle of water, binoculars, a camera, and explore the trails. Signal Hill's trail system also connects to the Grand Concourse which leads to most parts of the City of St. John's.

Trail Difficulty  Distance Time Description
Burma Road Trail Easy 2.4 km 50 mins The Burma Road Trail is the easiest trail on Signal Hill with a wide, gently sloping surface from the Visitor Centre to an exit at Cuckold’s Cove.
Centre to Citadel Trail Moderate 0.5 km 10 mins This path takes you past the Queen's Battery and Barracks and provides a breathtaking view of St. John's Harbour.
Gibbet Hill Trail Moderate 1 km 20 mins One of the shortest Signal Hill trails. After visiting the summit, hikers return by the same route.
Ladies' Lookout Trail Moderate 1.3 km 30 mins The trail follows the backbone of Signal Hill and offers wonderful views of the rugged coastline and seascapes. Some sections of the trail are steep or have an irregular surface.
North Head Trail Strenuous/Challenging 1.7 km 1 hour The North Head Trail is the oldest and most popular of the trails on Signal Hill. It follows a trail along the narrows to the North Head that may have been in use as far back as the 1500s.

Map of Signal Hill trail system in English and French which shows five different routes.

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