Ochre Hill Trail
Starting October 13, 2020 this trail is shared access for visitors and moose hunters. It is recommended to wear blaze orange when hiking this trail. Find out more information about the moose management program here.
This trail consists of two parts. The first is a gentle loop trail that takes you along Ochre Hill Pond and maneuvers through a number of different habitat types including bog, pond and mature forest. Discover the power of wind as you walk through a section of forest that was severely impacted by Hurricane Igor. The second is a branch off the trail located part way around the loop; this branch of the trail to Bread Cove look-off is a more rigorous part of the trail but boasts a breath-taking view of Bread Cove and Clode Sound.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Length/Distance: 5 km return (loop around the pond approximately 1.5 km; trail to look off point approximately 3.5 km return)
Time: 45 mins for the loop trail only; 1 - 1.5 hours for loop and look-off trail
Location: Trail is located off Ochre Hill Road, which is located roughly in the middle of the park.
Habitat: Wet in spots, bog, glacial erratics, mosses, orchids, pitcher plants, moose, green frogs, bog, serve wind damage in section of the trail showing the impacts of Hurricane Igor
Trailhead/Access: Trail is located about two thirds of the way up Ochre Hill Road which runs from Route 1 (TransCanada Highway) up to the Ochre Hill Fire Tower.
GPS Coordinates: 48 30 32.25000 N, -53 54 54.61001 W