Western Brook Pond Trail

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Western Brook Pond Trail is a 6.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lobster Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
111 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

As of July 2018, the boardwalk portion of the Western Brook Pond Trail has been replaced by a gravel road.

hiking
6 months ago

To put it simply, the Western Brook Pond trail is a wide gravel access road across a flat marsh with views no better than what you can see from the road. While the pond itself is beautiful, you can see barely any of it from the trail itself, though there is a typical dirt trail extension along the shore that I sadly didn't have time to walk. There is, however, a small restaurant that services the boat tours at one end of the walk, as well as a tiny beach along the edge that I believe you can paddle in (but don't quote me on that).

6 months ago

They revamped the trail by turning it into a broad gravel road, which while I understand it I don't have to like it. The pond, however, is still amazing. I recommend taking the scenic loop extension, literally nobody else did while I was out there.

hiking
6 months ago

This used to be a beautiful trail but Parks Canada built a forest access road over top of it. Shame you on, Parks Canada. So sad. RIP Western Brook Trail

hiking
6 months ago

Not a boardwalk trail as some older photos suggest. This is a wide gravel road leading to the pond. There's plenty of other woods roads in NL that offer scenic views of Western NL, don't waste your time and money unless you really need to take the boat tour.

7 months ago

We went down this trail for the boat tour. The view is nice at the end of the trail and the trail is pretty accessible and well groomed (more of an unpaved road). I wouldn’t go out of my way to walk this though unless you’re going on the tour.

hiking
7 months ago

Took this hike earlier today to connect with the boat tour on the lake. The hike is underwhelming- wide open on a wide (vehicle) gravel path. Some of the scenery is cool as you get a good viez of the different types of vegetation. The boat ride is well worth the hike as the views on the lake are awesome.

hiking
7 months ago

Underwhelming if you're not doing the boat tour.

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