Explore the most popular cave trails in Ontario with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

the winter maintenance on this road stops About 2 km from the parking lot with a large snowbank blocking the road so you cant access the parking lot.

Great little trail to do as part of the glass bottom boat and shipwreck tour. Easy for my then 8 year old and still a nice walk for us old people.
Can be very busy.

Short hike but full of adventures! A lot of climbing and areas to explore! You’ll definitely need hiking boots for winter, there’s some slippery and icing areas. Be sure to go counter-clock wise through the path.

nice short hike and such beautiful sights to see

2 months ago

We visited this island a few years ago . Kind of costly if your just going for a hike . I could not believe all the garbage that people had left , it was disgusting . Wildlife way too friendly , actually pestering us for snacks . Lots of snakes , had to watch our step in spots . Other than the garbage it was nice .

Absolutely stunning! Cannot find a better place that’s easy to walk to for such beauty

When we went the hiking was good for the majority of the trail. The cave was closed, light house closed as was the trail to the light house. So 3✡ is all I can give.

Easy trail with good lookouts and caves. Easy terrain and fun for the whole fam jam.

We did this trail in late November with snow on the ground, and it was wonderful! The trail is well marked and the rock formations are amazing. I agree with Joanne that it's best to do the trail counterclockwise, especially in the late fall and winter. Trying to navigate your way down slippery, snow-covered rocks into the crevices wouldn't be fun!

beautiful trail!!

Great half day/day trip. The water is beautiful!

Lots to explore. Really enjoyed exploring the caves and crevices. Did it clockwise witj some back tracking to hike up some and into some interesting things.

Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Happy we took the advice to do it counterclockwise. The climb up and through the rocks and crevasses were an amazing way to end our hike. A must do.

Great hike! Fun caves. I recommend to go counter clockwise around loop.

This is one of the best short hikes in the area. It is very unique and offers lots of beautiful photo opportunities.

We were camping at Charleston Lake Campground (highly recommend btw) and did this trail - it was awesome! Lots of beautiful forest and rocks. Well signed. Lovely trail :)

perfect fall hike...crisp and cool...beautiful caves...perfect for exploring. If you want something more than a hike, the caves keep it interesting!

5 months ago

would recommend going counter clockwise. good views, great water features and rock scrambles. pretty easy - flat enough in most parts to be a trail run. i'd never seen the ladders before. very cool!


It was really a good hike. Even though it was very short hike but the beauty was everywhere. Specially, the air and ambient inside of the cave was so pure and soothing. It is a loop hiking trail, just need to follow blue and white markings. Sometimes, you will find Bruce trails are merging with this loop.
There are many apple trees. You will find a lots of apples on the ground.
I would definitely recommend this trail to everyone.

Great late summer hike. Took the dog, which was ok, next time I won't. Caves are awesome would have explored more but tough to do with the dog.

Can be slippery, well worth the hike I will go again

Beautiful trails...some of the rocks are a great challenge. Definitely will go back.

it was a good workout

The boat cruise and view of shipwrecks in the crystal clear water is worth the cruise to Flower Pot Island. Once on the island there is over 6km of trail. The less used trails are to the SW end of the island and the western end of the loop to the lighthouse, which have some demanding sections. The east end is well groomed, heavily trafficked and wheelchair accessible leading directly to the Flower Pots.

Quite nice location. Worth the trip

6 months ago

Half of this trail from the Eagle's Nest to Manitou Mountain is an old logging road - watch our for dirt bikes and four wheelers. The other half connects the lookout to the highway and is a much more enjoyable hike! The lookout itself is beautiful and worth the hike from either direction.

Very accessible. The hike to the lookout is short but the view is very nice.

amazing views! bring your marching stick

it was a beautiful trail but the maps / signage is terrible!!! there are maps fairly frequently but they are unclear- we walked in circles several times and met with a lot of people who also did and couldn't find the lookout lol. also FYI parking is done via an app when you arrive and it's not too difficult but can be a little time consuming so if you go I would recommend paying for parking before hand online

Beautiful! Pay per car to get in but if you do more than one trail it's worth it!

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