Nottawasaga Bluffs Loop

Nottawasaga Bluffs Loop

Total Distance: 4km / ~2h

Difficulty: Moderate with strenuous sections into the caves

Access Points: From Collingwood, take County Road 124 south to the edge of Singhampton. Turn left at Milltown Road and follow the signs for the Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Authority.  The road twists and turns but follow the signs until the road ends at the Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Authority parking lot.

Directions: Pick up the white blazes of the main Bruce Trail, head south for 600 m and turn right (west) for 400 m to the camping area.  Take the Keyhole Side Trail to the west (right) and be prepared to play among the rocks, a delight for children of all ages. The trail leads you down to Keyhole rock, then joins the Nottawasaga Bluffs Side Trail. Turn left, follow the trail up hill to re-join the main trail, and here is a short blue-blazed trail that goes out to the bluffs.  At the end of these lookouts are caves, another playground for the adventurous. Returning to the top of the Escarpment, continue straight ahead, traverse pleasant woods for 1.5 km back to the parking area.

Highlights: This nature reserve provides examples of Niagara Escarpment cliffs, ravines and opens along the bluffs to incredible views of Clearview and the surrounding area. Giant rock pillar, caves, ferns, vistas of the Pretty River Valley. Explore the Niagara Escarpment with a hike through the caves, hardwood and coniferous forests, and open meadows of the Nottawasaga Bluffs.This 400-acre conservation area offers a full day of exploration and adventure, with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding countryside and glimpses of the area’s history.

Hours of Operation: Open Dawn to Dusk

Surface: Rock, Soil – Compacted, crevices and cliffs

A complete map including all trails can be found here for Nottawasaga Bluffs Loop.

 

 

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