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Newfoundland Travel - One Day Agenda Part 3

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Explore the great outdoors on a coastline hike along the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland.

On a grassy bank overlooking the ocean and the coast of Pouch Cove, there is an information sign for hikers leading to the Stiles Cove Path.
Panoramic view of the ocean and Pouch Cove coast from the entrance to the Stiles Cove Path.

During your Newfoundland Travel experience, why not consider hiking the Stiles Cove Trail hiking path that extends from Pouch Cove to Flatrock. It is rated a moderately difficult hiking path and takes approximately 5-7 hours to complete (one way). Although I have not personally completed this entire path, I did hike from Pouch Cove to Shoe Cove and was impressed by the immensity of natural beauty along the trail. I also like the many escape points along the path so that those less prepared for lengthy hikes can do partial hikes, leaving time for more activities during their Newfoundland travel experience. #eastcoasttrail #hiking #stilescovetrail #hikingpath



On the Stiles Cove hiking path, a log border extends along a grassy slope at the ocean's edge.
On the Stiles Cove hiking path, a log border extends along a grassy slope at the ocean's edge.

Sandra, the owner of Murray House Vacation Home, stands on a grassy slope at the ocean's edge at the entrance to Stiles Cove Path hiking trail.
Me standing beside a grassy ridge at the ocean's edge, near the entrance to Stiles Cove Path.

Standing at an ocean's edge, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean and coast.
Standing at an ocean's edge, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean and coast.

For those wanting more information on whether the Stiles Cove Path is their preferred trail to hike during their Newfoundland travel experience, please see more information on the East Coast Trail website below.


On a rocky slope deep in the woods, log stairs lead up a slight incline.
On a rocky slope deep in the woods, log stairs lead up a slight incline.

Perhaps you would prefer hiking the Biscan Cove Trail hiking path during your Newfoundland travel. This path extends from Cape St. Francis to Pouch Cove. It is rated a moderate to difficult hiking path and takes approximately 2-4 hours to complete (one way). From my experience, the trail has numerous stairs to climb and a generous amount of deep woods hiking. Coastal views and geographic landmarks, including Horrid Gulch, the site of the Waterwitch ship disaster, add appeal to this East Coast Trail hiking path. I personally found the trail to be more challenging with less exit routes than other trails. However, it tends to be quite a popular destination for guests during their Newfoundland travel hiking experience. #eastcoasttrail #hiking #biscancovetrail #hikingpath

Atop a vegetation covered slope on the Biscan Cove hiking trail, observe the geographic landmark known as "white point".
Atop a vegetation covered slope on the Biscan Cove trail, observe the landmark known as "white point".

From a forest clearing overlooking the ocean, there is a sign designating "anvil rock", an anvil shaped boulder in the ocean near the base of the cliff.
Anvil Rock is a landmark on the Biscan Cove Trail named for the shape of the massive boulder at its base.

This large boulder several feet from the Pouch Cove shore on the Biscan Cove Path hiking trail is known as  "Pigeon Island".
This landmark on the Biscan Cove Trail is called "Pigeon Island."

While standing in a dense forest overlooking the ocean, one can see the incredible size of the cliffs on the coast.
While standing in a dense forest overlooking the ocean, one can see the incredible size of the cliffs on the coast.

From atop a cliff on the forest edge, the coast of Cape St. Francis can be seen in the distance.
From atop a cliff on the forest edge, the coast of Cape St. Francis can be seen in the distance.

A man stands on a cliff along the Pouch Cove's coastline looking out over the midst covered ocean.
A man stands on a cliff along the Pouch Cove's coastline looking out over the midst covered ocean.

For those wanting more information on whether the Biscan Cove Path is their preferred trail to hike during their Newfoundland travel experience, please see more information on the East Coast Trail website below.


Log stairs extending down the side of a vegetation covered cliff toward the ocean.
Log stairs extending down the side of a vegetation covered cliff toward the ocean.

The Cobblers path hiking trail tends to be a popular choice for hikers planning Newfoundland travel outdoor activities. The trail extends from Red Cliff to Outer Cove, is rated a moderately difficulty hiking path, and takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete (one way). As with many East Coast Trail hiking paths, Cobblers path has many alternate escapes so that those with limited time to commit to hiking during their Newfoundland travel can enjoy a shorter hike yet enjoy the remarkable hiking experience in the province. #eastcoasttrail #hiking #cobblerspath #hikingpath

Arch shaped entrance into dense forest on the Cobblers Path.
Arch shaped entrance into dense forest on the Cobblers Path.

For those wanting more information on whether Cobblers Path is their preferred trail to hike during their Newfoundland travel experience, please see more information on the East Coast Trail website below.


Grass covered rocky slope at the edge of the ocean on the Father Troy's hiking trail.
Grass covered rocky slope at the edge of the ocean on the Father Troy's hiking trail.

Newfoundland travel enthusiasts also enjoy the aesthetic views and hiking experiences along the The Father Troy's trail. This hiking path extends from Flatrock to Torbay, is rated an easy trail, and takes approximately 2-4 hours to complete (one way). This trail offers hikers to scale rugged terrain toward Church Hill but is not required in order to continue the trail. I personally found this detour to a beautiful lookout point extremely challenging and not something I would care to repeat. That said, the astonishing community view as you exit a forest clearing, and a concrete bunker at the edge of a cliff, were particularly memorable for me and sure to please those on a Newfoundland travel experience. For those inclined, continue along a stretch of boulders on the edge of the world as you stand at the end of "The Beamer". #eastcoasttrail #hiking #fathertroystrail #hikingpath

An early morning mist dissipates atop large boulders on the coast of Flatrock, Father Troy hiking trail.
Mist dissipating in the early morning air along the rocky footpath leading to The Beamer, Flatrock.

Boulders on a grass covered rocky slope on the Father Troy's hiking path.
Boulders on a grass covered rocky slope on the Father Troy's hiking path.