|Distance||300 metres one way|
|Estimated Time||20 mins return|
|Elevation Change||40 meters|
|Features||rock arch, coastal cliffs|
|Trail Markers||red paint|
|Scenery Rating||must see|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
The trail to Hole-In-The-Wall is a short trail that descends down a hill. You will see lots of small cement animals along the trail. These are part of a scavenger hunt. If you have small kids make sure you pick up a scavenger hunt map at the gatehouse. The trail soon comes to the rocky cliffs at the shoreline. Turn left and you will soon see the large rock arch jutting out from the cliffside. This is Hole-In-The-Wall. This trail travels along cliff edges that drop to the sea so be cautious.
Return to your car the way you came. The trail continues along the coast in either direction as part of the Swallowtail Lighthouse to Whale Cove section of the Lighthouse Trail.
From the ferry terminal at North Head turn right onto route 776 and continue on Pettes Cove Road. After 170 meters, just before you reach the beach at Pettes Cove, turn left onto the Old Airport Road. Continue on this road for 600 meters and you will come to the gatehouse for the North Head Campground. A day pass is required to access the trails. Check out the North Head Campground website for for more details.
Continue on the gravel road for almost a kilometre and you will come to the sign for the Hole-In-The-Wall trailhead.
Trail Last Hiked: August 28, 2010.
Page Last Updated: August 1, 2021.