Stanleyville is a short distance day hike / backcountry destination within the southern portion of Gros Morne National Park in an area called Lomond. It is well suited for a quick get away as well as for those looking for a brief shake down run, or who are new to taking it all on your back to get out for a night.
You might think that an alternative to the "high road" might be to take the shore way around. I thnk you would almost get there this way, except for one or two places where the rock walls go vertical to the shore. If you don't mind getting a little wet, I think you could make it.
The path is well groomed with step infrastructure, bridges and a narrow gravel path. It arches up and over a huge hill and deposits you along the shores of the eastern arm of Bonne Bay. There are a couple of picnic tables and a pit privy. The views of Killdevil Mountain across the water and the surrounding shores are breathtaking for such a short distance away from the trailhead. This route has a big bang for such little effort.
Once you get settled in, go explore the coastline. There you’ll see bits of basalt in bazaar formations. Oh, and here’s a great tip to pass the time, the rocks there on shore are perfect for skipping.
East coast editor
From route 430, take the 431 where you will reach Lomond. (12-15K down the road) Follow the signage that takes you along a dirt road into the picnic area. The trail head is alon the upper left, and the boat launch us along the lower right.
(a) Click Wiki Edit This Page to get placed in edit mode
(b) When finished, your update is available to view as draft (click wiki update pending in trail to see draft)
* note: editors are notified and must approve the change