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“Great easy hike” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cow Head Lighthouse

Cow Head Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Cow Head
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Gros Morne National Park, Canada
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409 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 597 helpful votes
“Great easy hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

Some people have totally missed what this trail is all about,yes it has a 100+ year old mechanic light house that is metal so it would rust under these coastal conditions, and it is not a huge lighthouse it is more of a tube!!. The trail is very well maintained with another trail taking you out to the head to view the geology, spring beach is a nice little spot for pictures. A large viewing deck is great for sunsets over the gulf the vistas up and down the coast are great, anyone who just walks to the lighthouse and turns around is missing 3/4 of this trail and it is a lot more than the little lighthouse.

Visited May 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 attraction reviews
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“Small and rusty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Although it is only a short walk, 40 minutes. Still, it's not worth it. The lighthouse is VERY small and rusty.There are much nicer lighthouses around the park.

Visited July 2012
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Gros Morne National Park, Canada
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409 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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“Great trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

A great trail with a small 100+ year old mechanical lighthouse which is one of the many points of intrest on this great easy trail. A perfect place for viewing the town of Cow head,the mountains,ocean,and great sunsets.The trail is very easy and well maintained.

Visited August 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Small unloved lighthouse but WORTH the effort for the walk & views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

This is indeed a very small, unloved lighthouse but the walk on the trail in makes it worth the effort. Both the Lighthouse Trail and the Point of the Head trail begin and end in the same spot. Both trails are relatively easy with great ocean views. There is a small side trail off the Point of the Head trail that goes down to a very rugged beach that is worth exploring. Either of the two trails will take about 40-60 minutes to complete from the parking lot. While neither of these trails are super they are worth the walk. Pay attention to the signs and stay away from the drop-offs (cliffs).

The lighthouse itself is very tiny and claustrophobic. You can climb the short ladder inside and there is room for about three people at the top. The view from the lighthouse itself isn't anything special and I wouldn't do the walk JUST for the lighthouse. It's the views from the beach and the lookout that make it worthwhile.

Visited June 2011
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