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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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.
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.
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:
- Whale watching from the East Coast Trail - July 2018
- Cobbler eagle - January 2018
- Favourite spot on the East Coast Trail? - July 2017
- Night on Torbay Point - April 2017
- Blizzard at Torbay Point - February 2017
- Ghost of Torbay Point - October 2016
- Dawn on Red Cliff - September 2016
- Foggy day on Cobbler Path - June 2016
- Solstice Night: out from dusk till dawn - June 2016
- This is winter - March 2016
- Winter weather on Torbay Point - January 2016
- What’s happening on Red Cliff? - November 2015
- Foggy sunset on Torbay Point - October 2015
- Snow on Torbay Point - March 2014
- A cold morning at the Cobbler - January 2013
- Fresh snow on Cobbler Path - November 2012
- Goodbye fog! - November 2012
- Last days of summer - September 2012
- Summer hiking in Witless Bay and Outer Cove - July 2012
- Birds of Torbay Point - July 2012
- Binocular Whales - June 2012
- Bundle up, June is here… - June 2012
- Spring snow on Red Cliff - April 2012
- Stuck inside the house - April 2012
- Binocular icebergs - March 2012
- Lost & Found - February 2012
- Cold sunset on Torbay Point - September 2011
- Chilly August day on Torbay Point - August 2011
- Little Brown Bird - July 2011
- The Rooms, without a view - June 2011
- Whale sounds in the fog - June 2011
- Cobbler Path on Bing Maps - May 2011
- Foggy walk on Cobbler Path - April 2011
- Flurries, eagles, and a sunset - March 2011
- Graffiti at the Red Cliff Radar Station - March 2011
- A winter walk on Red Cliff - February 2011
- Good Afternoon on Torbay Point - February 2011
- A bit of snow on Red Cliff - December 2010
- A day off with Marije - November 2010
- Brand new stairway - October 2010
- Starry night on Red Cliff - September 2010
- September already - September 2010
- Blue berry skies - August 2010
- Ghost plants on Cobbler Path - August 2010
- Whale show at Torbay Point - August 2010
- Finbacks near Stiles Cove - August 2010
- Five hikes on the East Coast Trail - June 2010
- Logy Bay & Torbay Point with Marije - March 2010
- Winter’s first real snow - December 2009
- Blown away at Torbay Point - December 2009
- Short winter days are here - November 2009