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The East Coast Trail Guide is a digital trail guide and photo book filled with information about Newfoundland’s amazing East Coast Trail, including Cobbler Path.

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Don’t have Apple Books? There’s lots of trail information on this blog too. Below you’ll find a basic map, a quick trail description, and trail stories and photos from hikes in every season:

Basic map:

Trail description:

Cobbler Path runs from Outer Cove to Logy Bay.
Check the map for the following details:

  • The trail is 4.4 km in length, excluding long side trails the access trail to the south trailhead.
  • The north trailhead is at the end of Doran’s Lane in Outer Cove.
  • The south trailhead is at the end of Red Cliff Road in Logy Bay.
  • Check the map for designated parking areas.
  • Bing Maps used to offer a unique aerial perspective of Cobbler Path.

Short enough to be hiked from one end to the other and back, most people choose to enjoy this trail in shorter hikes like these:

Option #1 starts from the Doran’s Lane trailhead in Outer Cove and heads straight to Torbay Point. This easy but beautiful 2 km roundtrip is very popular in summer when the whales are in.

Option #2 starts from the turnaround at the end of Red Cliff Road in Logy Bay and leads up to the old WWII bunker viewpoint, which offers a commanding view of the ocean. This option takes about 3 km from the turnaround to the viewpoint and back.

Option #3 starts from the hiker parking area on Cobbler Crescent in Logy Bay and leads straight to the cliff’s edge, where a short walk due south will lead you to a great viewpoint above Logy Bay. At a short 1 km from parked car to viewpoint and back, this is a very quick way to get some fresh air and take in the scenery.

All these short options won’t get you the full ‘Cobbler Path experience’ though. For that you’ll want to hike the whole trail and see the secluded oceanside valley located roughly halfway between Outer Cove and Logy Bay.

Most viewpoints on this trail offer an amazing view of the ocean, some of them almost straight down. In the summertime, this means that Cobbler Path is spectacularly well-suited for watching whales, you can easily spot them beneath you from the 130m high cliffs, or if you feel the need you can even climb all the way down to the water at Torbay Point and Cobblers Hole for a closer look at these massive marine mammals.

Trail flyer:

Do you offer accommodation in this area? Here’s a trail flyer you can use to promote the trail. Flyers about other parts of the East Coast Trail can be found on the trail flyers page.

Scenic spots on Cobbler Path:

  • Torbay Point gives you a view of the bay and the ocean, doubling your chances of seeing something interesting.
  • The old WWII bunker on Red Cliff is an easily accessible 130m high platform from which to spot whales and icebergs.
  • Cobblers Hole is a nice and quiet place for lunch away from it all.
  • Logy Bay Viewpoint offers a great view of Sugarloaf Head and the Ocean Sciences Centre.
  • The abandoned Radar Station is in a state of total dilapidation, but still worth a visit.

Berry picking:

Berries you can find on Cobbler Path include blueberries, raspberries, partridgeberries, crackerberries, creeping snowberries, wild strawberries and chuckley pears.

Featured stories on Cobbler Path:

More photos and stories on Cobbler Path:

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