The Petun Loop (Osler Bluff Area)
Hiking / Camping
Distance: 5.5km (2.5h)
Level of difficulty: Moderate with some strenuous climbs
Access Point: Follow Country rd 19 west up the escarpment to the 2nd line. Park on the shoulder of the 2nd line.
Directions: Hike east following the blue blazes along an old cart track. Turn right (South) above a large pond and look for a Bruce Trail diamond. Trail climbs up the escarpment to the Osler Ski Club snowmaking pond. Follow the blue blazes up a steep incline adjacent to the ski hill. Near the top of the escarpment there’s a hand cable to assist you up the steepest section. Follow the Blue blazes south until intersecting the white blazes of the main Bruce Trail. Go right here through the old fields of the Petun Conservation area and continue west before descending back down to the road. The white blazes will lead you 1.2km back to your car.
Highlights: Former location of a large petun village. Vistas of Georgian Bay, mixed forest, old limestone boulders, views of Osler Castle, Camping available south of the loop.
*Part of the Petun Side Trail as denoted on the map will be closed annually from December 1st through to March 31st.
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