Hawke Hill Ecological Reserve is located on some of the highest ground on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, about 50 km west of St. John's. It is accessed on foot (no motorized vehicles permitted), and is about 3 km east of Salmonier Line/Trans-Canada Highway junction.
The reserve is accessible by hiking two unmarked routes. The first route leaves from a communication tower located off the Trans Canada Highway 1.5 km southwest of the Route 62 Trans Canada Highway overpass. Hikers can also leave from the Transmission Line which parallels the TCH and crosses the Witless Bay Line.