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Duncan Escarpment Lookout | Blue Mountain Hiking Trails

Duncan Escarpment Lookout | Blue Mountain Hiking Trails

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Duncan Escarpment Lookout


This is a good distance loop with plenty of lookouts, technical side trails, and other features that draw your attention. There are places of technical footing and nice rolling climbs and descents. The trail at the Duncan Escarpment Provincial Nature Area, also known as the Duncan Crevice Caves, is a 10.5-kilometer moderate loop trail. This is where curious-looking crevice caves are located. Hikers can admire the gigantic chunks of limestone that have split due to extreme temperatures, creating a labyrinth of tunnels, grottos and narrow corridors along the cliffs. On the trail, there are networks of cedar roots tangled like tentacles across the rocks, and for new hikers, this trail may be slightly difficult as you have to pay close attention to your steps as well as the signs to follow. Many have said to have walked right past the hidden caves. Several Eastern White Cedars trees along the cliff face have been found to be anywhere from 445 to 563 years old!    The Bruce Trail running through the area provides great scenic trekking (plus skiing) and more nature appreciation opportunities. The Duncan Escarpment is open all year round and provides free parking. There are no facilities however and visitors are to remember that it is a preserved area and that natural features are vulnerable and easily damaged. Location: The Blue Mountains, ON N0H 1J0  


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