Trail Conditions

Trail conditions at Gros Morne National Park

Whether you’re out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

Remember, you are responsible for your own safety. Select a trip that best suits your party’s abilities and experience, interests, equipment and the time you have available.

Winter Trail conditions at Gros Morne National Park

Winter has arrived in Gros Morne National Park. Hikers should anticipate winter conditions on all our trails. There is no winter maintenance on park trails with the exception of a few groomed ski trails.

Visitors using the park’s trails during the winter should be aware of additional winter hazards such as freezing temperatures, icy conditions, deep snow, whiteouts, thin ice, and avalanches.

Be Prepared

  • Check the weather – be prepared for changes. In winter, expect that trail conditions and winter hazards may change throughout the day.
  • When trails are snow covered, route finding can be difficult.
  • Without proper gear, travel through deep snow or on hard snow and ice can be unsafe.
  • Dress for winter conditions and carry additional warm clothing to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Bring water and high energy food.
  • Carry a first aid kit, a headlamp, lightweight emergency blanket, candle and lighter or waterproof matches in case of an emergency.
  • Tell somebody where you are going, when you will be back, and who to call if you do not return.
  • Cell phone coverage is unreliable throughout the park.
  • Hiking poles are helpful on steep and rugged terrain.
  • Leave no trace. Pack out everything you pack in.
 

Cross-country Ski Trails

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Visitor Centre Ski Trails: Owl Groomed. 18-02-2020: Groomed for skate skiing; Track set for classic skiing;  
Moderate Visitor Centre Ski Trails: Moose Groomed. 18-02-2020: Groomed for skate skiing;  
Easy Visitor Centre Ski Trails: Chickadee Groomed. 18-02-2020: Groomed for skate skiing; Track set for classic skiing;  
Easy Visitor Centre Ski Trails: Fox Groomed. 18-02-2020: Groomed for skate skiing; Track set for classic skiing;  
Easy Visitor Centre Ski Trails: Lynx Groomed. 18-02-2020: Groomed for skate skiing; Track set for classic skiing;  
Easy Visitor Centre Ski Trails: Squirrel Groomed. 18-02-2020: Groomed for skate skiing; Track set for classic skiing;  
Easy Wigwam Pond to Stuckless Pond Groomed. 17-02-2020: Trail Groomed;  
Easy Shallow Bay Groomed. 17-02-2020: Trail Groomed; Track set for classic skiing; Trail details

Gros Morne National Park - North

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Old Mail Road Trail Winter conditions. 28-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Road access closed; Trail details
Easy Steve's Trail Winter conditions. 24-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Road access closed; Trail details
Most Difficult Snug Harbour Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Route unmarked; Route finding may be necessary; High water levels at stream crossings; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Western Brook Pond Trail: Main Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Western Brook Pond Trail: Scenic Loop Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details

Gros Morne National Park - Central

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Coastal Trail Winter conditions. 06-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Berry Head Pond Trail: Wheelchair Accessible Section Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Berry Head Pond Trail: Full Loop Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Berry Hill Pond Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Road access closed; Trail details
Moderate Berry Hill Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Road access closed; Trail details
Moderate Baker's Brook Falls Trail: Baker's Brook Falls Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Road access closed; Trail details
Easy Baker's Brook Falls Trail: Little Pond Loop Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Road access closed;  
Easy Mattie Mitchell Trail Winter conditions. 06-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Difficult Gros Morne Mountain : Trailhead to base of Gros Morne Mtn Winter conditions. 06-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Most Difficult Gros Morne Mountain : The Summit Winter conditions. 06-01-2020: Not recommended; No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Route finding may be necessary; Avalanche danger; Trail details

Gros Morne National Park - Southeast

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Southeast Brook Falls Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Lomond River Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Stuckless Pond Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Bridges removed (for winter); Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Stanleyville Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Road access closed; Trail details

Gros Morne National Park - South

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Green Gardens Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Lookout Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Tablelands Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Trout River Pond Trail Winter conditions. 27-01-2020: No winter maintenance; Snow covered; Icy sections; Road access closed; Trail details