Newfoundland – Signal Hill’s North Head Trail

Hiking in Newfoundland is always a fun time. You are subject to instant weather changes, gusty winds, and a barrage of black flies in the heavily wooded areas. But, if you take to the coastal trails, you are greeted with views surpassed by few.

The majestic North Atlantic is always a treat to watch as you get lost in its beauty. The Ocean breezes can be a treat on the warm days or a reminder of where you are on the colder days.

steps on North Head Trail

This day I was out taking photos in the lower battery area and “accidentally” found myself on the trail. I was on the North Head Trail heading towards Signal Hill National Historic Site.

It is one of the most popular hiking trails in that area, but, many start at the top and hike their way down. I started at the bottom and had to ascend 500 feet!

Signal Hill path

Thankfully, it was a nice day and my normal walking shoes were suitable. How does one accidentally taking a 1.7 km hike? Easy! Just look at those views! I just had to keep going higher to get a better shot.

the city from signal hill, newfoundland
looking out to sea
view from signal hill

At the top of the trail, is the summit of Signal Hill where Guglielmo Marconi made communications history when he received the first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.

Here is a photo of Cabot Tower which opened in 1900.

Signal Hill National Historic Site.
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