Snug Harbour to Northern Rim
Follow the Western Brook Pond and the primitive Snug Harbour trails to the campsite at Snug Harbour (reservations required see below). Take the North Rim access trail to the Long Range plateau and then find your own route to the North Rim viewpoint overlooking the gorge of Western Brook Pond. The route is 24 kilometres return and you should plan to camp 1-2 nights at Snug Harbour.
- Long Range & Northern Traverse Backcountry Hiking Map (PDF, 6.9 MB)
- Snug Harbour to North Rim Route Description (PDF, 200 KB)
- Hiker Preparation Guide to the Long Range Mountains (PDF 922 KB)
- GPS track files are available for download of the complete Northern Rim and Long Range Traverse (GPX, 319 KB) WARNING: This file(s) contains information on hiking within GMNP. The file(s) may include GIS data of the hiking areas, or GPS track files of commonly used Long Range routes within Gros Morne National Park. These hiking areas or routes are neither marked nor maintained in any manner by Parks Canada. Weather conditions change frequently. It is the user's responsibility to ensure conditions are safe for travel along these routes at all times. This information was prepared by Parks Canada using its best judgment and information available at the time of preparation. Any use you make of this information and any reliance on or decisions made based on these files are your own responsibility absolutely. Parks Canada, its employees and its agents accept no responsibility for damages, if any, suffered by you or any third party as a result of decisions made or actions based on these maps or files. For greater certainty, under no circumstances whatsoever will Parks Canada, its employees, or its agents be held liable for any loss or damage that may occur to you and any person or persons or property by reason of your or their reliance upon these track files or maps.
- Parts of this route is unmarked and requires wilderness navigation skills using map, compass, and GPS.
- This route will require fording Western Brook. In June and later in September, hikers can expect deep (up to 1 metre) and cold water. Hikers are advised to ford the brook just upstream of where the brook drains from the pond. In this location, the water is at its shallowest and the current at its weakest.
Reservations and Fees
For visitors wanting spend a secluded night at a primitive front country campsite is available. Facilities at most locations include wooden tent pads, bear-proof food lockers or poles, and pit toilets. Portable stoves are required. Primitive campsites must be reserved in advance. Those interested in backcountry camping must call 709-458-2417 or email email@example.com for information on locations, permits and how to reserve a backcountry campsite.