King’s Cove Lighthouse Trail

The parking for King’s Cove lighthouse Trail is located at 48.569770, -53.332138 off of Top Road. King’s Cove lighthouse trail has it all. Fantastic ocean views as far as the eyes can see or the coast on the other side, almost guaranteed to see whales, waves crashing on the coast, a lighthouse, beautiful geology, the list goes on. The trail is beautifully maintained and easy to follow.

The first half kilometer of the trail is along the coast with beautiful ocean views. This is a great chance to see whales going into and out of the various bays.

20190802_1124217 km in the distance is Upper Amherst Cove where we stayed. 

The next 500 meters is through the forest on a wide atv/truck trail that brings you to the lighthouse. From the lighthouse hike another 200 meters to Fishpoint lookout. 

20190802_114529The Lighthouse from Fishpoint Lookout

20190802_114608 eThe coast from Fishpoint Lookout

After Fishpoint lookout the trail turns into a very well maintained single track dirt trail. 2.1 kilometers in you get to Brook Point.

20190802_115551 eBrook Point, a geologists dream

After Brook Point another 1.5km through dense forest will get you to Whelan’s Hill Lookout. There is a decent climb to the top of Whelan’s Hill. 

20190802_121138View of King’s Cove from Whelan’s Hill Lookout

The last 800 meters is smooth sailing. 


Click on the BOX icon to make the Google Map full screen, to see all the photos I took and where they were taken. Click on the Blue photo symbol to see all the photos. There are 12 in total.

Stats:
Total hike: 4.4 km
Elevation gain:  237m

 

 


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