Green Gardens Trail



Season: May 15 - Oct 31

Location: Woody Point

Short Trail (Long Pond Trailhead to coast return)

  • The Long Pond trailhead is the most used route by hikers. This short trail leads directly to the coast.
  • The Long Pond trailhead is along route 431, just 13 km from Woody Point (3 km from Trout River).
  • The trail is 4.5 km to the beach, 9 km return.
  • The beginning section of the trail heads off across a barren landscape of frost-cracked orange-brown peridotite boulders.
  • The trail rises to a viewpoint and the rock-type changes. Hikers should turn left at the junction, where the trail then descends through forest to the coast.
  • The Long Pond route ends in a staircase leading down to a beach beside a cliff of pillow lava. Stay on the trail. Avoid walking close to the cliff edges at the coast as some parts are undercut.
  • Return by the same route that will be uphill most of the way and is steep in places.

Long Trail (Long Pond or Wallace Brook Trailheads, loop back to return)


  • Those seeking a longer hike can leave from either the Long Pond or Wallace Brook trailheads and complete a loop to return to their starting point.
  • Wallace Brook trailhead is along route 431, just 11 km from Woody Point (5 km from Trout River).
  • The return trips are: 14.5km from the Long Pond trailhead, and 16 km from the Wallace Brook trailhead.
  • Regardless of your starting point, be prepared to ford Wallace Brook in two places . The water in the brook can be very deep after a rainfall, thus it is advisable to take extra footwear (i.e. sandals).
  • This is a long hike over some difficult terrain. Stay on the trail. Avoid walking close to the cliff edges at the coast as some parts are undercut .

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