2023 FUN HIKE
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!
Red route: Starts at the hotel and goes for 2.2km. All attendees can walk this route together before splitting off to whichever hike route they choose.
Green route - The Quidi Vidi Lake Loop: This is the flattest and easiest route available and has shops and restaurants along the way. This route is wheelchair accessible as well. Total distance including the walk from and back to the hotel is 10.2km. There is the option to walk 1 km further at the far end of the lake to stop for food and drinks at Quidi Vidi brewery (this is about halfway through the loop). The out and back jut out can be seen at the far end of the lake. This is a good route for those who wish to walk casually and stop for food/shopping along the way.
Blue route – Signal Hill Out and Back: This route is an out and back route that views Queen’s Battery, Harbor Vista Deck and Signal Hill. This route is shorter than the purple route, however, is still challenging and gains 195m of elevation, which requires the use of stairs. Total distance including the walk from and back to the hotel is 7.9 km.
Purple route – Large Signal Hill Loop: This route is a loop that explores Outer Battery Road, Queen's Battery, Gibbett Hill, and Ladie’s Lookout. This route also passes the Narrows, Hay Cove, Rolls Cove and Fort Waldegrave. The attendees will follow the blue route until signal hill, then will continue along the purple route back to battery road, and join up with the red route back to the hotel. This route is the longest and most challenging of them all. It has 240m of elevation gain, stairs and some narrow passages that requires good footwear. Total distance including the walk from and back to the hotel is 11 km.