Top of the Tablelands is a 1 night 2 day backpacking traverse through the remote region found at the top of this geological wonder. This one of a kind experience offers guests the unique ability to explore this truly pristine landscape found far off the trail and away from any guide books. The hiking is challenging, but beautiful as we trek through undisturbed wilderness, along the glacier carved valleys and the breathtaking panoramic views of Winterhouse Brook Canyon along with the remote Trout River Pond valley.
The top of the Tablelands is home to many small herds of majestic woodland caribou and they are often seen while we make our way across and in the mornings sometimes just outside our tents. Rare dwarf arctic alpine plant species, some hundreds of years old, and misshapen from the battering winds are abundant and our knowledgeable guides are masters are picking them out from what looks like a desolate “marscape”.
Wild Gros Morne guides spend their summers on the Tablelands and have a couple go to camping areas depending on the weather conditions, and all with stunning views of the Trout River Pond fjord . Snuggled in your tent with the stars overhead, your back resting on the earths mantle and nothing but the sounds of caribou outside is truly a transformational experience and the highlight of any trip to Gros Morne National park.
After a hearty breakfast we will descend down the valley to Trout River pond where we will be picked up by our Backcountry water shuttle and returned to our Wild Gros Morne kiosk. The return departure by boat adds another touch of excitement and is a great way to end the hike.
*Our return trip takes place in an open Zodiac boat, and depending on weather conditions guests may get lightly sprayed with water as we navigate throughout the fjord and should plan accordingly. This is all part of the fun!