Green Gardens Full Loop

This is a muddy, rocky, and tough journey that’s nothing short of awesome.

Green Gardens Full Loop

The Green Gardens Full Loop is a challenging full day hike branching off from the shorter Green Gardens and Wallace Brook routes. This decommissioned former trail and is now a wilderness route for advanced hikers. Traverse forgotten coastlines past towering sea stacks, wind-blown forests, remote river valleys and coastal Mountains. This Route is for advanced hikers only.

Green Gardens Hike Highlights


Not for the faint of heart. This remote wilderness route offers a true challenge & sense of adventure.

6 to 8 Hours

This full day hike is approximately 17 km long and can take anywhere from 6 to 8 hours to complete.


This hike is through a remote area with wind blown trails, river crossings, old growth forest and steep coastal cliffs.

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The Green Gardens trail showcases Gros Morne’s contrasting landscapes, from the barren Tablelands to lush volcanic coastlines, offering hikers a diverse experience. Its unique geology, including exposed mantle and pillow basalt, along with summer grazing sheep, adds to its allure​

Rated challenging, the Green Gardens full loop features varied terrain, including steep inclines, slippery descents and water crossings. It’s suitable for hikers with experience

Expect to encounter breathtaking sea stacks, coastal meadows, volcanic rock formations, and possibly sheep grazing on the cliffs. The trail also offers stunning ocean views and opportunities to explore beaches and sea caves

Stay on the trail to avoid eroding sensitive areas and keep a safe distance from cliff edges. Be mindful of the tide when exploring the shore and watch for slippery rocks and steep sections ​

In 2018, significant flooding led Parks Canada to cease maintenance on parts of the Green Gardens and Wallace Brook trails, leaving only the shorter Green Gardens trail accessible. This decision disappointed many local hikers in Western Newfoundland, as the trail remained in fairly good condition, requiring only minimal upkeep. Despite some overgrowth over time, it continues to be one of the premier hikes in Gros Morne National Park. Spanning 17 kilometers, it presents a rewarding challenge for the more experienced hiker as a wilderness route.

Bring water, snacks, and rain gear regardless of the forecast. Wear sturdy hiking boots, gaiters and dress in layers to adapt to changing weather conditions.  Water shoes for the river crossings is also a good idea

The trail is a 17 km loop hike, starting along Route 431, close to Woody Point. It’s a journey through diverse ecosystems leading to the spectacular Green Gardens and Wallace brook coast .

The trail features a mix of rocky terrain, forested paths, and coastal meadows, with some areas being steep and challenging

The Shorter 9kms Green gardens trail is family-friendly, offering diverse landscapes and wildlife that can be enjoyed by hikers of all ages​. However the green Gardens full loop is for advanced hikers only so kids must be able to manage a full day strenuous hike

Yes it is, however this trail is extremely tough and for advanced hikers only. During the festival we will hike both the long and short Green Gardens with guests choosing which hike to complete. Check the official Gros Morne hiking website out here