Cape Spear Path

Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

05. Stiles Cove Path

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Pouch Cove to Flatrock
Current Path Status:

All Paths

Current Path Status:
Pouch Cove to Flatrock
About This Path:

Attractions on this path include the tiny, resettled hamlet of Shoe Cove, several scenic waterfalls, sea caves and sea ledges, scenic punchbowl-shaped Stiles Cove, and the high cliff coastal views from Red Head, along with many other wondrous viewpoints. Small Point, about 8.2 km from the Pouch Cove trailhead, is an attractive headland for a lunch break. There are several elevation changes of up to 100 m along the course of the trail. The path has various access points to reduce its total distance (e.g. Pouch Cove to Shoe Cove, or Satellite Road to Read Rock or Flatrock). Note, the side trail to Georges Point should not be attempted if seas are rough. There are services available in Pouch Cove; however, there are limited facilities in Flatrock.

Estimated time
5 Hours to 7 Hours


Path Advisory:

No path clearing or conditions updates take place during winter months. Map recommended. Trail-rated footwear required.

Access Points:

  • Pouch Cove - Park in the St. Agnes Church parking lot, opposite the post office. Do not occupy post office parking. Take the lane north of the post office for 250 m, past a boat haul-up, and across Marsh Brook, to the trailhead.
  • Stiles Cove - Park off Satellite Road, at the beginning of the access trail to Stiles Cove.
  • Flatrock - Park in the St. Michaels Church parking lot. The trailhead is at the end of Hickeys Lane, east of the church.

Community Walk:

Getting to Father Troy's Trail: After exiting the trail from the Flatrock trailhead, proceed up Hickeys Lane 200 m to Wind Gap Road. Turn left and walk Wind Gap Road for 1 km, then turn left onto Breakwater Road, and proceed 300 m, past the Breakwater Road, and proceed 300 m, past the breakwater, to the Father Troys Trail trailhead (total: 1.5 km).

Optional Exit Or Access Point
Brook Crossings
Coastline Views
Developed Trail
Junction Point
Rock Outcrop