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20. Cape Broyle Head Path

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Cape Broyle to Calvert
Current Path Status:

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Current Path Status:
Cape Broyle to Calvert
About This Path:

This rigorous trail is best suited to prepared and experienced hikers. Be sure to pack appropriate equipment and leave with enough time. The trail is long and hilly with several small stream crossings, and many dramatic coastal and hilltop views. There is a sandy beach at Lance Cove; twisted, colourful rock formations and unusual cliffs; coves; waterfalls; and sea caves and a sea arch. The Ferryland Lighthouse can be seen from atop Cape Broyle Head. Services and facilities are available in Cape Broyle. Limited facilities available in Calvert.

Estimated time
6 Hours to 10 Hours


Path Advisory: No path clearing or conditions updates take place during winter months. Map recommended. Trail-rated footwear required.
Access Points:
  1. Cape Broyle - Park behind the Ultramar on Route 10, immediately south of the river. Walk 100 m along Route 10, turn onto South Side Road, and walk 800 m to the turnaround. Proceed 100 m down side lane to the beach and trailhead.
  2. Calvert - Turn left off Route 10 and follow the North Side Road. Park on the south side of the road, at Lloyds Grove, just before the end of the pavement. Do not block local access. Walk 800 m along Stone Island Road to the trailhead. Limited parking is available at the trailhead.

Camping: Wilderness camping is available at Long Will Campsite at Lance Cove, 7.2 km from the Cape Broyle trailhead. No reservations required. The campsite includes six tent platforms and an outdoor primitive toilet. Several of the tent platforms can accomodate group tents. Be sure to carry a camp stove, as open fires are not permitted.
Community Walk Getting to Caplin Bay Path: After exiting the trail at the Calvert trailhead, follow Stone Island Road for 800 m, and North Side Road to the Gut (3.1 km), and then to the Cross (600 m). Turn left onto Route 10 (High Road), and follow the highway for 800 m to Deep Cove and the Caplin Bay Path trailhead (total: 5.3 km).
Wilderness Campsite
Coastline Views
Developed Trail
Island View
Sea Arch
Sea Stack
Summit View