- Petty Harbour - Public parking is available at the town hall, and on the south side in the boat haul-out area east of the Fisherman's Centre. There is limited parking above the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium. Curbside parking is for residents only. Walk up Southside Road, and turn north onto Cavells Lane. After 15 m, this steep lane turns sharply east and continues 100 m uphill to the trailhead.
- Shoal Bay Road - Drive through the Goulds, and turn left onto Shoal Bay Road. Parking is available at the end of the road. Do not park in the bus turnaround. Hike up Shoal Bay Road to the Pipeline Road junction (1.0 km) at the crest of a valley between two hills. Turn right. The road runs level, in a southeast direction, crossing Queens River (3.0 km), Past Slidey Rock (3.8 km) the coast can be seen in the distance and the road begins a sharp descent. At 5.3 km, a left branch of the road leads to Nippers Cove. Keep to the right (south-east) branch. The coast and trailhead are reached at 6.3 km.
Camping: There is a wilderness campsite, Miners Point Campsite, on the path, 12.7 km from the Petty Harbour trailhead. No reservations required. The campsite includes tent sites and a primitive outdoor toilet, but no camp platforms. Beavers reside upstream, so water from nearby brooks should be boiled or treated. Be sure to carry a camp stove, as open fires are not permitted.
Community Walk Getting to Spout Path: After exiting the trail from the Shoal Bay Road trailhead, you will find the Spout Path trailhead on the opposite side of the Shoal Bay Road footpath.