Ochre Hill trail

Terra Nova National Park

This trail consists of two parts. The first is a gentle loop trail that takes you along Ochre Hill Pond and maneuvers through a number of different habitat types including bog, pond and mature forest. Discover the power of wind as you walk through a section of forest that was severely impacted by Hurricane Igor. The second is a branch off the trail located part way around the loop; this branch of the trail to Bread Cove look-off is a more rigorous part of the trail but boasts a breath-taking view of Bread Cove and Clode Sound.

Trail details:

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Length/Distance: 5 km return (loop around the pond approximately 1.5 km; trail to look off point approximately 3.5 km return)

Time: 45 mins for the loop trail only; 1 - 1.5 hours for loop and look-off trail

Location: Trail is located off Ochre Hill Road, which is located roughly in the middle of the park.

Habitat: Wet in spots, bog, glacial erratics, mosses, orchids, pitcher plants, moose, green frogs, bog, serve wind damage in section of the trail showing the impacts of Hurricane Igor

Trailhead/Access: Trail is located about two thirds of the way up Ochre Hill Road which runs from Route 1 (TransCanada Highway) up to the Ochre Hill Fire Tower.

GPS Coordinates: 48 30 32.25000 N, -53 54 54.61001 W

Trail map:

Map of Ochre Hill Trail

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