Hike the Tablelands Trail

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Added by Gerard Gale

  • Discover amazing ancient rock formations, unusual Plants and of course the pitcher plant.. or should i say, Picture Plant.
  • The Tablelands are home to some of the most rockiest Mountains in western Newfoundland
  • Along the way you can encounter with various types of wild life...such as the Bull moose, Foxes, Eagles
  • 4km roundtrip
  • Elevation gain: 75m

Tablelands Trail - Gros Morne National Park, Woody point.

Tablelands Trail is a easy 4-km return, 1.5 hour, Easy trail takes you through ancient peridotite rocks from the earth's mantle. The Tablelands are a significant geological feature which have attracted geologists, tourists and locals alike. It is thought that during a plate collision several hundred million years ago, the Tablelands originated in the earth's mantle and was forced up from the depths.

Hike to the Top of the Bottom of the Earth.
The Tablelands dared you and you took the challenge. After all it's not every day that you get a chance to walk upon the Earth's mantle. Escape the trails and you can be one of the few who will have seen the view from the top. Pick up a map, plan your route and let your legs carry you to the top.

Pull back the lens to see the beauty of the Tablelands in striking contrast to the surrounding green hills and blue saltwater. The Lookout Trail and the communities of Norris Point and Woody Point offer beautiful and different vistas of the Tablelands check it out!

The Drive
The road between Woody Point and Trout River is truly one of the most spectacular you'll see. What strikes you most is the contrast of colour between the mountains that tower above you. On one side is lush green; the other, A brilliant, amber colour - divided, it would seem, by the yellow line of the highway.

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to some of the oldest rocks in the world, and its unique geological landscapes attract scientists and rockhounds from across the globe. These ancient treasures provide an incredible chance to go back in time and interact with rocks that date back to billions of years ago. The barren Tablelands also tower over Gros Morne National Park, looking more like a scorched desert than a traditional Newfoundland landscape.

Come and visit this beautiful Landscape.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Granola bars
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Hiking poles
  • Ankle support
  • Tent
  • Do you really need hiking boots? Well, my answer is yes! Newfoundland is referred to as “the rock” for a reason.. you will hike on a lot of rocky terrain!
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Summer

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Added by Gerard Gale

Newfoundland Landscape photographer.

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