The Big Lookout Hike

The Big Lookout backcountry hike is a spectacular panoramic lookout point located in the southern half of Gros Morne National Park, and just minutes from our shop at the Waters Edge Campground The Big Lookout hike takes approximately 8 hours to complete depending on weather conditions and group dynamics.

We'll follow an old unmarked community fire watch trail where we climb steadily through forest, emerging from the trees onto a highland plateau. From there, your guide will lead you over the exposed barren tundra to the summit of the Lookout Hills. Once we reach the summit, we'll sit back and enjoy the amazing views overlook Bonne Bay, the Long Range Mountains and the Tablelands while your guide recreates the 500 million year old story of Gros Morne National Park.

The Big Lookout hike in Gros Morne contains steep sections and wet boggy areas we recommend guests to have previous hiking experience and proper footwear suited to this full day hike.




The Big Lookout backcountry hike is a challenging full day guided hike that starts at approximately 9:00 am and takes 8 hours to complete.


  • Professional & Experienced Local Guide
  • Parks Canada Park Pass
  • Hiking Safety Lesson
  • Transportation From our shop
  • Guided Hike

Additional Options

  • Freshly Packed Hikers Lunch  $20.00
  • Waterproof Hiking Gaiters $10.00
  • Hiking Poles $10.00
  • Hiking Day Pack $10.00

Difficulty level

The Big Lookout is a 6-8 hour hike and has moderate to challenging difficulty level. Specialty tours can be arranged for groups looking requesting alternate difficulty levels.

Suggested Equipment

Even in the hottest months of summer hiking in Newfoundland can be quite cool. We suggest guests check the weather and dress for it. Having a daypack with water and a snack, a rain/waterproof jacket, semi-warm sweater and comfortable sturdy footwear suitable for hiking is recommended.

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