“Always everywhere, people have walked, veining the earth with paths,

visible and invisible, symmetrical or meandering.”  Thomas A. Clark  In Praise of Walking 

The Alexander Murray Trail is both visible and invisible,  it is not symmetrical and it does meander and go up, up, up at various points along the trail. I have hiked this amazing trail twice, in 2011 with my husband and in 2014 with my sister. Both hikes were stirring, impressive and at times daunting. It is not the length of this trail (8 km) but rather the fact that there are 2200 stairs…. which may deter some. Best not to think of it and simply keep hiking?

The 2200 stairs are a total of up AND down with the trail being a loop that eventually brings you back out. Alexander Murray was the first director of the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and was quite impressed by what he saw.  How could he not?

 

Alexander Murray Trail photo by Lionel Fudge
Alexander Murray Trail
photo by Lionel Fudge

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Photos by Carol
Photos by Carol

Alexander Murray Trail

Stairs, stairs and more stairs.

Alexander Murray Trail, King's Point
Alexander Murray Trail, King’s Point
Spectacular and soothing. Worth the EXTRA stairs and back. Photo by Lionel Fudge
Spectacular and soothing. Worth the EXTRA stairs down and back. Photo by Lionel Fudge

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Worth the EXTRA stairs down and back.

Yes!
Yes!

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On the way down with our summit, Haypook Mountain in the background.
On the way down, with our summit, Haypook Mountain in the background.
My sister, Joan and me 2014.
With my sister, Joan 2014.

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Almost back, the bridge is so lovely........2011.
Almost back, the bridge is so lovely……..2011.
Photo by Joan
2014   No bridge! Photo by Joan

A mini vacation in King’s Point Newfoundland is pleasing to all the senses and is both mentally and physically rewarding.

King's Point, NL
King’s Point, NL

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A visit to King’s Point Pottery is a must…….

King' Point Pottery
King’ Point Pottery

I have several of their pieces, as well as some glassworks from  other artists that they now showcase.

 

 

2011 King's Point, NL
2011 King’s Point, NL

Refreshments from Seaside Café are very welcome after hiking the trails in the area.

That something exists outside ourselves and our preoccupations, so near, so readily available, is our greatest blessing.  Thomas A. Clark 

4 thoughts on ““Always everywhere, people have walked, veining the earth with paths,

  1. I loved this hike, although there was no blue sky the day we did it and finding there was no bridge was challenging😳
    I think we should tackle Devil’s Eyebrow again when I come home.

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