The lighthouse on the East Coast Trail near Bay Bulls is called the Bull Head Light, and it is a fine destination for a hike before or after the workday.
Yes, it is located on Spout Path, a difficult trail, but the section from the trailhead to the lighthouse is the easy part of this trail, so the return hike of about 7 km shouldn’t present too much of a challenge.
Here are some pictures from a foggy fall hike to the lighthouse in September 2012:
Cliffs of Useless Bay – East Coast Trail, Spout Path
Fall colours and fog – East Coast Trail, Spout Path
Bull Head Light – East Coast Trail, Spout Path
Just beyond the lighthouse there’s a beautiful viewpoint at Dungeon Cove, for a sense of scale just look at O’Brien’s tour boat out on the water:
View from Dungeon Cove – East Coast Trail, Spout Path
On the way back, the fog had swallowed much of the trail, and it was a sight to behold:
Fog on the hills – East Coast Trail, Spout Path
Fog on Useless Bay – East Coast Trail, Spout Path
Into the fog – East Coast Trail, Spout Path
I just love all the different kinds of light and weather you can encounter while hiking in Newfoundland, and this hike was no exception! 🙂