East Coast Trail - Motion Path

Various Locations

13.5-km from Petty Harbour to Shoal Bay Road and 6.4-km from East Coast Trail to Shoal Bay Road parking. Allow 5 - 8 hours. Moderate / difficult. Attractions include seabirds, whales, barrens, abandoned settlement, waterfalls, 18th century copper mine. An alternate plan is to hike to Motion Head and back -11-km each way from Petty Harbour.

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Contact Information


  • Route 11, Petty Harbour, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
  • 47.4643, -52.7096
  • Shoal Bay Road, Goulds, St. John's
  • 47.4363, -52.763


Dates of Operation

  • Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2019


  • $25 Annual membership fee supporting trail maintenance. Trails are free to hike.
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