- Portugal Cove - Do not park on North Point Road. Park behind the post office (1815 Portugal Cove Road), at the rear of the lot where there is signage. Return to Portugal Cove Road, turn left and follow the road for 250 m, then turn right onto Loop Drive. After 150 m, turn right onto Hardings Hill, cross the bridge over Main River, and hike for 300 m to North Point Road. Proceed 250 m to the end of North Point Road and the Piccos Ridge Path trailhead.
- Bauline - Passing below the United Church, turn left onto Brook Path and park at the end of the road. Take the path to the right for 200 m which leads to a dirt road. Turn left, uphil, for 100 m, into a rock quarry. The Piccos Ridge trailhead sign is visible towards the bank, overlooking Conception Bay.
Preparing to Hike When choosing a hike, consider the length, the average time to complete and the difficulty rating. East Coast Trail paths do not loop - stated path distances are one way. Trail-rated hiking boots or shoes are a must on the East Coast Trail. Additionally, be sure to layer brightly colored, lightweight, quick-drying clothing for changing Newfoundland weather conditions. For a complete list of what to pack and more tips for hiking safely, click here.