Old Mail Road Trail - Parks Canada Gros Morne National Park

Cow Head

An easy 1.5 - 2 hour, 2 km return walk between the sand dunes and the campground at Shallow Bay. Leaves from the day use area, follows the old winter mail road along the edge of the campground and north to Slant's River. This path was once part of the only overland route up the Northern Peninsula. Every winter from 1882 to 1952, mailmen travelled it by dogsled to deliver mail along the coast.

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Trail starts at the Shallow Bay Day use area, this is a shared - use trail, cyclists please ride in controls and yield to other trail users.

Helpful Information

National Park Entry Pass required. See website

Contact Information

Route 430 , Cow Head
49.9332, -57.7743 (Download GPX)
Jan 1 - Dec 31
+1 (709) 458 2417
+1 (709) 458 2059


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Driving distances and calculations derived using Google Maps. Actual driving times may vary. GPS coordinates have been provided by tourism operators. Please confirm location with operator before departure.