There are many scenic trails located within Prince Edward Island National Park, each with its own unique features. Meander along field edges and hedgerows, across floating boardwalks or through mixed woodlands. Discover spectacular vistas and a variety of species of birds and other wildlife.

Visitors, please be advised of the following (updated - May 2017):

  • The Woodlands trail and the Reeds & Rushes trail in Dalvay will be closed until further notice.
 

 

Woodlands Trail
CLOSED until further notice

Reeds and Rushes Trail
CLOSED until futher notice

Farmlands Trail
Length: 2.9 km
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: May 15 - Oct. 12
Starts 2 km east of Stanhope, to the south of the Gulf Shore Parkway.
Features: Interpretive Panels, Archaeological Site

Bubbling Springs
Length: 2.5 km
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: May 15 - Oct. 12
Starts 2 km east of Stanhope, to the south of the Gulf Shore Parkway.
Features: Interpretive Panels, Lookout


Gulf Shore Way East
Length: 10 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: May 15 - Oct. 12
Trailheads located at Brackley Beach Complex and Dalvay Crescent.
Features: Wheelchair Access

R.I.T.S. (Robinsons Island Trail System)
Length: 5 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Dates maintained: May 19 - Oct. 12
Starts at Robinsons Island Trailhead.
Features: Lookout/Birdwatching, Pump Track, Mountain Bike Features

Gulf Shore Way West
Length: 8.5 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: May 15 - Oct. 12
Trailheads located at North Rustico and at Cawnpore Lane (Oceanview Lookoff)
Features: Wheelchair Access

Cavendish Dunelands
Length: 2.3 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: May 15 - Oct. 12
Starts at Oceanview Lookoff or Cavendish Beach.
Features: Interpretive Panels

Please note: The section of this trail between the beach facility and Oceanview is closed until mid-July when replacement of boardwalk is completed. 

Homestead Trail
Length: 6.7 or 8.8 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Dates maintained: May 15 - Oct. 12
Starts just at the entrance of Cavendish Campground
Features: Interpretive Panels

Clark’s Lane Trail
Length: 0.8 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: May 15 - Oct. 12
Starts at Cavendish Grove.
Features: Interpretive Panels

Cavendish Beach Trail
Length: 1.1 km one way
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: May 15 - Oct. 12
Starts at Cavendish Grove or Cavendish Beach.
Features: Interpretive Panels

Tlaqatik
Length: 4.8 km
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: June 2 - Oct. 12
Located in Greenwich.
Features: Interpretive Panels, Lookout

Havre Saint Pierre
Length: 1.1 km
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: June 2 - Oct. 12
Located in Greenwich.
Features: Wheelchair Access, Interpretive Panels, Lookout

Greenwich Dunes**
Length: 4.8 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Dates maintained: June 2 - Oct. 12
Located in Greenwich.
Features: Interpretive Panels, Lookout/Birdwatching

Haunted Wood**
Length: 0.9 km
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: May 1 - Oct. 31
Located at Green Gables Heritage Place.
Features: Interpretive Panels

Balsam Hollow**
Length: 0.8 km
Difficulty: Easy
Dates maintained: May 1 – Oct. 31
Located at Green Gables Heritage Place.
Features: Interpretive Panels

**HIKING ONLY

For trail users, washrooms are available at beach facilities, picnic areas, and some trailhead locations during the following dates:

  • Greenwich Trails - June 2 to September 15
  • Stanhope Beach - May 31 to September 15
  • Ross Lane Beach - May 15 to September 30
  • Brackley Beach  - May 15 to October 18
  • Cape Turner - June 12 to September 15
  • Oceanview - June 12 to September 15
  • Cavendish Beach - May 15 to September 30
  • Cavendish Grove - May 15 to September 30

    Schedule subject to change. For more information please call 902-672-6350.

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    Trail locations and information

    Off-Season Access

    Trails and other facilities at PEI National Park are not maintained between Thanksgiving and Victoria Day each year. However, visitors are still welcome to use the trails. During this period there is no Parks Canada emergency response.