Gros Morne Mountain

Conquer Newfoundland’s most famous peak with a challenging, guided hiking tour of Gros Morne Mountain.

Hike Gros Morne Mountain

Conquer Newfoundland’s most famous peak with a guided hiking tour of Gros Morne Mountain. We follow a steep gully of loose boulders to the summit where you’ll be rewarded with views of Bonne Bay, Tablelands and Ten Mile Pond.

Gros Morne Mountain is a harsh, desolate landscape that can be extremely disorientating with high winds, temperature changes, lack of water, and fog. Although a guide is not required, we highly recommend inexperienced hikers, or if it’s your first time hiking Gros Morne Mountain, to have a guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable hike

Gros Morne Mountain Hike

Scenic views

Gros Morne Mountain offers unobstructed views of the  glacial-carved landscape of the Bonne Bay fjords & Ten Mile Pond.

7 to 9 Hours

The Gros Morne Mountain hike is a full day 17-20km hike that starts at 8am and takes 7-9 hours to complete.

Challenging

Gros Morne Mountain is steep & demanding and summits at 806m. The hike is challenging & you must be in good physical fitness.

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FAQ

The hike up Gros Morne Mountain can take anywhere from 5 to 8 hours, depending on your fitness level and the trail conditions. The 16-kilometer round-trip hike is challenging and requires a good level of fitness, as the trail is steep and rocky in places. The hike is divided into two sections, with the first section being the steepest, and the second section offering more moderate terrain.

The best time to hike Gros Morne Mountain is during the summer months, between June and September. During this time, the weather is generally warm and dry, and the trails are free from snow and ice. However, hikers should be prepared for sudden changes in weather, as the weather can be unpredictable in Newfoundland and Labrador

For longer hikes such as Gros Morne Mountain, we usually begin early to make the most of daylight hours. However, the start time might vary based on the weather forecast. It’s advisable to confirm the start time by checking in with us the day before your hike. Typically, we aim for a 8 AM departure, allowing for a fulfilling experience and flexibility in case of weather adjustments.

Yes, it is possible to hike Gros Morne without a guide. However, it is important to note that the trail can be challenging, and hikers should have a good level of fitness and experience with hiking and navigation in mountainous terrain. Hikers should also be prepared with proper equipment and clothing, as the weather can be unpredictable

The hike is considered strenuous and is recommended for those with good physical fitness. It involves steep climbs and navigating through a boulder field, requiring careful preparation and appropriate gear. 

The round trip is about 17-20 km depending on the route and typically takes between 6 to 9 hours to complete, depending on your pace and how long you spend at the summit.The trail climbs approximately 800 meters, offering a rewarding challenge to hikers and spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and Ten Mile Pond gorge.

It’s essential to dress in layers, wear sturdy hiking boots, and bring 2 litres of water, snacks, a map & compass, daypack and hiking poles and weather-appropriate gear. The weather can change quickly, so be prepared for all conditions. 

Our guides often see moose, caribou, bear, rock ptarmigans, and other wildlife native to Newfoundland’s highland and forested areas.