[East Coast Trail]
[East Coast Trail]
[East Coast Trail]

Maps!

[Sample East Coast Trail Map]


Plan your hike on the East Coast Trail

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Before setting out on your hike be sure to plan your trip. Start by checking the details on a Path to determine that the path is a good fit for you, your abilities and the amount of time you have to spend on the trail. In the table below you will find all the developed paths of the East Coast Trail. The developed paths form 265km of trail connecting the communities along the way.

Paths listed from North to South

We list the paths here in order from north to south. The most recently developed path starts at Cape St. Francis in Pouch Cove, a 20 minute drive north of St. John's. From there the trail heads south for 265km to Cappahayden on the southern shore. A developed path is a section of trail which has been hardened and marked with ECTA signage. ECTA Maps are only available for developed sections of trail.

Trail conditions can change

When we are aware of changes to a path, we make a note in the Current path status field on the path detail page. Remember, it's a wilderness trail, so hike with care and due diligence for the conditions you encounter.

Click on the Path name for more details on that path.
For distances between communities you can use the provincial government's distance calculator.

Path name Communities at Trailheads Path length (km) Estimated hours needed Path difficulty
Click on the Path name for more details on each path.
Biscan Cove Path ***    Pouch Cove - Cape St. Francis 7.3 & 4 3 to 5 Moderate
Stiles Cove Path ***    Flatrock - Pouch Cove 15.1 5 to 7 Difficult
Father Troy's Trail ***    Torbay - Flatrock 8.7 2 to 4 Moderate
Silver Mine Head Path ***    Middle Cove - Torbay 2.4 1 to 2 Easy
Cobbler Path ***    Red Cliff - Outer Cove 8.2 3 to 4 Moderate
Sugarloaf Path ***    Logy Bay - Quidi Vidi Village 8.9 3 to 5 Difficult
Deadmans Bay Path ***    Ft. Amherst - Blackhead 10.6 5 to 8 Difficult
Blackhead Path ***    Blackhead - Cape Spear 3.7 1.5 to 2.5 Moderate
Cape Spear Path ***    Cape Spear - Maddox Cove 9.3 plus 1 4 to 6 Moderate
Motion Path ***    Petty Harbour - Shoal Bay Road, Goulds 13.5 plus 6.3 7 to 9 Difficult
Spout Path ***    The Goulds (Shoal Bay Road) - Bay Bulls 16.3 plus 6.4 8 to 11 Strenuous
Mickeleens Path ***    Bay Bulls - Witless Bay 7.3 3 to 4 Moderate
Beaches Path ***    Witless Bay - Mobile 7.0 3 to 4 Easy
Tinkers Point Path ***    Mobile - Tors Cove 5.1 2 to 3 Easy
La Manche Village Path ***    Tors Cove - La Manche 3.7 plus 1.4 2 to 3 Easy
Flamber Head Path ***    La Manche - Brigus South 11.5 6 to 9 Difficult
Brigus Head Path ***    Brigus South - Admirals Cove 6.5 3 to 5 Moderate
Cape Broyle Head Path ***    Cape Broyle - Calvert 18.3 8 to 10 Strenuous
Caplin Bay Path ***    Calvert - Ferryland 5.2 2 to 3 Easy
Sounding Hills Path ***    Ferryland - Aquaforte 5.5 2 to 4 Moderate
Mudder Wet Path ***    Aquaforte - South West River 2.9 1 to 2 Easy
Spurwink Island Path ***    South West River - Port Kirwan 17.1 7 to 9 Difficult
Bear Cove Point Path ***    Kingmans Cove - Renews 11.6 4 to 6 Moderate
Island Meadow Path ***    Renews - Cappahayden 10.1 4 to 6 Moderate