Hiking

There are more than 80km of hiking trails in Terra Nova National Park of Canada ranging from half-hour strolls to strenuous multi-day hikes. Below is a summary of the hiking trails in the park. For a trail description, maps and other information, please click on the trail name.

Trail Distance
Return Trip (km)
Time (mins/hours)
Difficulty Description/Habitat
Malady Head Trail 3.4 1 - 1.5 hours Moderate to Difficult

 

Mature black spruce forest carpeted by moss, wet in spots, steep climb, beautiful vista/look-off at the summit, spectacular view of Southwest Arm, Wings Pond, Eastport Causeway and Alexander Bay, lichens, Indian pipe plant

 

Louil Hill Trail

3.5 1 - 1.5 hours Moderate

 

Only granite hills in Park, woodpeckers, crossbills, old man's beard, sheep laurel, spectacular view of Alexander Bay from the look-off

 

Goowiddy Path 8 2.5 -3.5 hours Easy to Moderate

 

Boreal forest, coastline, small beaches, barachois, bog, pond, bracken ferns, goowiddy – a low shrub commonly found on this trail

 

Coastal Trail 9.5 3.25 Easy to Moderate

 

Coastline, mature boreal forest, Pissamare Falls, mud flats, shorebirds, waterfowl, eagles, osprey

 

Campground Trail 3 1 hour Easy

 

Great place for moose sightings, bald eagle,moose, spruce grouse, black-backed woodpeckers

 

Outport Trail 35 11 hours or multi-day hike Difficult

 

Wet in spots, former settlements, Mount Stamford look-off, remnants of pine forest, caribou moss

 

Ochre Hill Trail 4.5 1 - 1.5 hours Moderate

 

Wet in spots, bog, glacial erratics, mosses, orchids, pitcher plants, moose, green frogs, severe wind damage in section of the trail showing the impacts of Hurricane Igor

 

Sandy Pond Trail 3 1 hour Easy

 

Wet in spots, beavers, pitcher plants, ferns, orchids, mushrooms, caribou

 

Heritage Trail 0.5 15 mins Easy

 

Beautiful view of Salton’s Brook, boggy area, old artifacts

 

Dunphy’s Pond Trail 10 2.5 - 3 hours

 

Moderate

 

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Southwest Arm Trail

 

 1 -1.5 hours Easy  Mature balsam fir and black spruce forest, brook, estuary, beaver habitat, mosses