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“The North Head Trail” is the name of this photo taken last week from across the harbor on Southside Road .This challenging trail is closed in the winter. However despite “do not enter” warning is still used by a careless few. Some information concerning the trail his listed below.

The North Head Trail is the most popular hiking trail at Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada. Hikers can connect with it from the parking lot at the top of the hill. From there they will descend boardwalk stairs and follow a footpath to North Head at the entrance to St. John's Harbor, along the narrows where they eventually connect to the Lower Battery Road. This 1.7 km hike will take approximately 90 minutes and descends almost 500 feet. The trail is maintained for safety and enjoyment but the following safety rules are recommended:

Young children and persons who have difficulty walking long distances on steep terrain should not attempt this trail. This trail is classified as difficult.

Be prepared - wear sturdy footwear with ankle support and be sure to let someone know where you are going.

Stay on the trail and do not attempt short cuts. Parts of the coastline can be dangerous. A few times every year, rescue teams have to be called to help people who were stuck on the cliffs. These stubborn individuals put the lives of the rescue workers at risk

In the event of wet weather, fog, or strong winds you should postpone your hike.

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