East Coast Trail Signage
Trail signage is located on each path at the trailhead and along the path at points where it may be unclear where the path continues. Hikers should be able to follow the developed trail way.
Note: There may be side trails that are not part of the East Coast Trail system, please stick to the established trail system, pay attention to all signs posted on the pathway.
At the Trailheads
The signs that mark an ECT path trailhead all have the same distinctive design and format. Each trailhead sign has the East Coast Trail triangle and hiker, the name of the path in large lettering, distances to a few landmarks on the path, the last one being the exit point (which is also the trailhead at the other end of said path). A caution sign accompanies the trailhead sign.
- Trailhead sign for Mickeleens Path
- Trailhead caution sign
- ECTA is a registered charity. ECTA trail identification sign.
Signs that Mark the Way
Path direction and junctions
When an access or "false" trail intersects the ECT and a turn is required, a sign like these show how to stay on the main ECT path going either direction.
- Follow the arrow!
- Trail intersection sign
Black and white posts and posts with the ECT white triangles mark the path across open areas.
- Black and white way markers often used in open barrens to highlight the way.
- The triangle shows the direction of the trail.
Prone way marker
These wooded signs in distinctive ECT colours are bolted to rocks to show the correct route in locations where upright posts are difficult to install.
- Hiker and prone way marker.
- Prone way marker.
A wooden marker with the distinctive white ECT triangle hangs conspicuously in a tree along the path. The triangle identifies the direction of the path.
- White triangle tree marker.
- Tree buoy way marker.
Location markers are located along the trail to indicate where you are. These locations are shown on our maps.
- Sign at Otter Cove