St. John's, Newfoundland

East Coast Trail to Cape Spear Lighthouse

Kenny Louis

Run to the easternmost point in North America along a spectacular coastal trail. This 9 km out and back section of the East Coast Trail footpath runs from the village of Blackhead out to the Cape Spear Lighthouse. Great variety here, from rugged grasslands to woods to jagged points. Starting from Blackhead Bay, the path goes east over the rocky coast, hitting a number of gulches and coves before arriving at the wooden, white paneled Cape Spear Light.

Blackhead is 13 km south of downtown, an easy 15 min. drive on Blackhead Rd.

Essentials
  • 8.7 km (5.4 miles) out and back
  • 269 meters (882 feet)
  • Blackhead Village
  • 15 minute drive from downtown, on Blackhead Rd.