Trail Alert for Bottle Cove, Southhead Lighthouse and Murray Mountain Trails:

Bear activity has been observed in the top car park at Bottle Cove, and in locations bordering multiple trails in the area. Please take necessary precautions.

OBIEC Trails


All distances noted in the trail descriptions below are one-way.

CAPE Blow Me Down Trail

The Cape Blow Me Down Trail (previously known as the Copper Mine to Cape Trail) ascends 650 metres from the large parking area to the top of the Blow-Me-Down Mountains.  Rated Moderately Difficult, this trail extends 3.8 km into the mountain range showcasing some of the finest views in Western Newfoundland.

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Cedar Cove Trail

The Cedar Cove Trail is a 1.8 km hike that will appeal to a wide range of hikers. Rated Easy to Moderate, the trail begins at Little Port and ends at the remote beach in Cedar Cove.

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MURRAY MOUNTAIN Trail

The Murray Mountain Trail is a 4 km hike that will appeal to the adventurous hiker. Rated Difficult, the trail begins at Lark Harbour Town Hall and after a wooded start with steep inclines, clears the tree line and winds across bog and rock to end at a high point with wonderful 360 degree views. 

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Copper Mine Falls Trail

Rated Easy, this 0.5 km hike will lead you to a mystic water fall at the end of the trail. Copper Mine Falls Trail is suitable for all ages.

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Southhead Lighthouse Trail

Rated Moderately Difficult, this 3.3 km trail ascends 330 metres into the mountain range behind Lark Harbour.  

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Bottle Cove Trail

Bottle Cove is located near the end of Highway 450.  Rated Easy to Moderate, the trails around Bottle Cove are suited for the entire family. Come walk the boardwalk or on to the cliffs and bathe in the view at one of the best sunset sites in Western Newfoundland. Don't forget to check out the replica 'Grenville' which is now part of the boardwalk.

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Little Port Head Lighthouse Trail

One of the most challenging hiking trails in the Outer Bay of Islands. Rated Extreme (and we mean extreme), the Little Port Head Lighthouse 3 km trail hike into Little Port Head will lead you to up to 250 metres to view some of the most spectacular scenery in Atlantic Canada. 

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Other Trails


JAMES COOK HERITAGE TRAIL

This trail is in the Blow Me Down Provincial Park. Rated Moderate/Difficult with an elevation change of 230 metres. There is a 1 km climb to the observation deck overlooking Lark Harbour.  You can also continue another 3.5 km to Lark Harbour head for great views of both towns and the islands in this area.