Cape Dauphin

Length Duration Difficulty Cell Service
5.7 km 2h 3 No

This trail takes you into the Ferry Hole, which is an old cave in a cliff along the shore at the end of the trail. Most say the cave was formed by an underground river some 10,000 – 12,000 years ago, but there are many other stories and legends as well.

The trail itself is quite rocky with no shortage of roots. Near the end you descend some steep banks (the ropes were in good shape as of April 2015) and eventually find yourself on a lovely beach with a view of the Atlantic and Highlands areas. The cave itself is to the right and can be dangerous.

Keep an eye out for a side trail which takes you on a short side trek to a view of Glooscap Islands.


Trail Head


At the bottom of Kelly’s Mountain, turn onto New Campbellton Road. Follow this until it ends about 15-20 mins later. The trail starts where the road ends. Park considerately as space can be limited.

Maps / Tracks


Cape Dauphin track
Cape Dauphin track