There are more than 80km of hiking trails in Terra Nova National Park of Canada ranging from half-hour strolls to strenuous multi-day hikes. Below is a summary of the hiking trails in the park. See the trail descriptions for more information.

Hiking Map

map of hiking trail in Terra Nova National Park

Trail Descriptions

Trail Distance
Return Trip (km)
Time (mins/hours)
Difficulty Description/Habitat
Malady Head Trail 3.4 1 - 1.5 hours Moderate to Difficult


Mature black spruce forest carpeted by moss, wet in spots, steep climb, beautiful vista/look-off at the summit, spectacular view of Southwest Arm, Wings Pond, Eastport Causeway and Alexander Bay, lichens, Indian pipe plant


Mill Cove Lookout Trail  1.5 30 mins




Follow the boardwalk through a patch of forest to break out on a hilltop rock barren, ending with a spectacular view of the Mill Cove area.

Louil Hill Trail

3.5 1 - 1.5 hours Moderate


Only granite hills in Park, woodpeckers, crossbills, old man's beard, sheep laurel, spectacular view of Alexander Bay from the look-off


Goowiddy Path 8 2.5 -3.5 hours  Moderate to Difficult


Boreal forest, coastline, small beaches, barachois, bog, pond, bracken ferns, goowiddy – a low shrub commonly found on this trail


Coastal Trail 9.5 3.25 Easy to Moderate


Coastline, mature boreal forest, Pissamare Falls, mud flats, shorebirds, waterfowl, eagles, osprey


Campground Trail 3 1 hour Easy


Great place for moose sightings, bald eagle,moose, spruce grouse, black-backed woodpeckers


Outport Trail 35 11 hours or multi-day hike Difficult


Wet in spots, former settlements, Mount Stamford look-off, remnants of pine forest, caribou moss


Ochre Hill Trail 5 1 - 1.5 hours Moderate


Wet in spots, bog, glacial erratics, mosses, orchids, pitcher plants, moose, green frogs, severe wind damage in section of the trail showing the impacts of Hurricane Igor


Sandy Pond Trail 3 1 hour Easy


Wet in spots, beavers, pitcher plants, ferns, orchids, mushrooms, caribou


Heritage Trail 0.5 15 mins Easy


Beautiful view of Salton’s Brook, boggy area, old artifacts


Dunphy’s Pond Trail 10 2.5 - 3 hours






Southwest Arm Trail


 1 -1.5 hours Easy  Mature balsam fir and black spruce forest, brook, estuary, beaver habitat, mosses