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Hole-In-The-Wall Trail

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Difficulty Moderate Features Rock Arch, Coast
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers Red Paint
Distance 0.29 km Scenery Rating Must See
Estimated Time 25 mins return Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type Forested Cell Phone Reception Not checked
Elevation Change 40 meters GPS file Available on request


Map Legend

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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 Hole-In-The-Wall Campground. A day pass is required to access the trails. Check out the campground rates here 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.


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 Lighthouse Trail.


This trail is available in the Heritage Trails of Grand Manan book. The guidebook can be ordered below or purchased on the island at the Whale and Seabird Research Station, Island Arts and Crafts, Grand Isle Pharmacy, Harbour Gifts in Grand Harbour, and the Grand Manan Museum.

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Trail last visited August 28, 2010.
Page Last Updated July 24, 2018.