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Cobbler Path

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Communities at Trailheads: Outer Cove - Red Cliff Road
Trailheads are approximately 12 KM from down town St. John's.
Path length: 8.2 KM (one way)
Estimated Hiking time: 3 to 4 hour(s)
Path difficulty: Moderate. Trail ratings explained.
Map: N#2. Maps and map sets available online.
Path Description: Popular hike partially boardwalked over wet area, to Torbay Point; through the woods and down into a valley, stepping across Cobbler Brook; then a steep climb up to a ridge leading to Red Cliff. This path is formerly known as Red Cliff Path.
Attractions: Torbay Point is the long jutting land mass that forms the southern edge of Tor Bay. It is a great place to watch for whales in summer.

The Cobbler and the five finger-like rock formations at Shooting Cove.

Breath taking view of Logy Bay from atop Red Cliff.

Remnants of Pinetree Line Radar Station on Red Cliff
Trailhead North
(directions):
Doran's Lane
Drive from St. John's north on Logy Bay Road, taking a right on Marine Drive, then a right onto Doran's Lane in Outer Cove
Parking & walking directions to Trailhead North: Park at the end of Doran's Lane out of the way of the snowplow and salt trucks in the turn-around. The trailhead is at the turn around.
GPS North: 47.655965,-52.673792
Trailhead South
(directions):
Red Cliff Road
Drive from St. John's north on Logy Bay Road, taking a right on Marine Drive then a right on Red Cliff Road.
Parking & walking directions to Trailhead South: Park at the end of Red Cliff Road near the turn around before the (closed) gate. Pass the gate and walk up the gravel road 1 km to the trailhead.
GPS South: 47.638314,-52.670563
Current Path status: Path visible and passable with a few high leaners (trees) over trail, April 2016



The East Coast Trail Association wants to bring to the attention of members the snow clearing regulations in the Town of Logy Bay – Middle Cove – Outer Cove. See Snow Clearing Regulations - Effective November 14, 2011. Hikers should note the application Regulation 4 to the turning areas at the end of both Doran’s Lane and Red Cliff Road. Further clarification of the Town’s policy appears in the Town’s Winter Newsletter and reads as follows:
“In the interest of road safety, it is council’s intention to tow vehicles only when they impede snow clearing and ice control operations.”
Hikers should also be aware that vehicles may be subject to towing if school buses are unable to navigate the turning areas or if the gate at the end of Red Cliff Road is obstructed.
The Association is working with the Town of Logy Bay – Middle Cove – Outer Cove to come up with a permanent solution to parking problems at Doran’s Lane and Red Cliff Road.

Geralyn Christmas
V.P. Land & legal Committee

License to occupy: E117747

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