Cascading Waterfall at Baker’s Brook in Gros Morne

Baker’s Brook Falls, Gros Morne National Park

Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, Gros Morne’s ancient landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander coastal pathways and beachcomb among sea stacks. Cruise the dramatic, sheer-walled gorge of Western Brook Pond. Spot moose and caribou. Hike to alpine highlands where Arctic hare and ptarmigan thrive on tundra, and explore the colourful culture of nearby seaside communities.

Parks Canada

Gros Morne is truly a provincial and national treasure. I am so fortunate to have grown up near the park and have many wonderful experiences over the course of many summers.

Recently, I’ve trekked the 10-km trail leading to Baker’s Brook Falls. The Trailhead can be found at Berry Hill Campground in Rocky Harbour, NL, off Route 430 (Viking Trail). There is parking and the trail is primarily a board walk and very well-maintained as a Parks Canada trail. As you walk the boardwalk interpretation panels will guide you as you walk the twisted forest or wish to see the moose ex-closure.

The nature along the trail will speak to you as you see a forest regenerating. There have been moose, insects and wind that have played a role in the current condition of the forest. As you count down the kilometres that are on the sign postings, you will begin to hear a series of waterfalls. There are multiple lookouts and viewing areas along the way. The falls were quite strong with the Spring runoff. It made for a remarkable day!

Baker’s Brook Falls, Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne is filled with exceptional walking and hiking trails, that account for more than 100 KM of trails maintained by Parks Canada. I highly recommend Baker’s Brook Falls and when you complete this one, walk across the parking lot and experience Berry Hill! Another marvellous viewpoint.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

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