Best trails in Clearview, Ontario

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Looking for a great trail near Clearview, Ontario? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Duncan Escarpment Provincial Park or Pretty River Valley Provincial Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Nottawasaga Lookout Provincial Nature Preserve or Nottawasaga Bluffs. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Clearview ranging from 1.4 to 9 miles and from 1,463 to 1,738 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Clearview, Ontario
Top trails (9)
#1 - Singhampton Caves Trail
Nottawasaga Lookout Provincial Nature Preserve
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 46 m
Note: Parts of this trail can be closed due to icy conditions during the winter months. Please exercise caution.Show more
#2 - Nottawasaga Bluffs Trail
Nottawasaga Bluffs
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Just south of the parking lot, pick up the white blazes of the main Trail; they head south for 600 m and turn right (west) for 400 m to a camping area provided by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. Take the signed Keyhole Side Trail to the west (right) and be prepared to play among the rocks. The Keyhole Side Trail is one that will delight children of all ages. It descends the Escarpment slope past huge, broken rocks, passing through small crevices and narrow openings. Ferns and mosses cover the walls as the crevice narrows to shoulder width. Finally the Trail leads you down to the Keyhole, where you have to take off your pack, set it on the other side, and then pop your body through the rock opening (if it is too difficult you can cross over the outcrop before descending into the final crevice). The Trail then joins the Nottawasaga Bluffs Side Trail. Turn left, and follow the Trail uphill to rejoin the Escarpment plateau. Soon it meets the main Trail, and here is a short blue-blazed trail that goes out to the bluffs. Your view will be the talus slope below and the farms and green fields to the south. In the fall the coloured leaves can make it a spectacular vista. At the end of these lookouts are the Best Caves, named after a local landowner. About 30 to 40 caves honeycomb the area, and make another playground for the adventurous. The largest is The Well, 10 metres deep with four levels, the deepest of which is covered in ice even in summer. After another 100 m, follow the blazes on the right for a short distance as they drop down to Freedom Rock, an outcrop that has separated from the Escarpment. What is so surprising is the collection of social aphorisms that have been lovingly inscribed in the rock. Many concern some aspect of freedom: access to the courts, the right to free education, and the need for land rationing. Returning to the top of the Escarpment, continue straight ahead to the east. You traverse pleasant woods as the Trail swings north (or left) on a ridge. After 1.5 km you reach the 15-16 Sideroad, at this point a seldom-used track, which leads you in a westerly direction (left) back to the parking area.Show more
#3 - Keyhole Trail
Nottawasaga Bluffs
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
#4 - Devil's Glen Loop Trail
Devil's Glen Provincial Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
#5 - Mad River Side Trail
Devil's Glen Provincial Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
#6 - Nottawasaga Lookout
Nottawasaga Lookout Provincial Nature Preserve
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
#7 - Noisy River
Noisy River Provincial Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
Noisy River (Dunedin to Lavender) is a moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lavender, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Bruce Trail. Passes through the Dunedin Nature Reserve and Noisy River Provincial Park.Show more
#8 - Creemore Nature Preserve (the Mingay) Loop
Creemore Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a non-governmental, not for profit, charitable organization that protects Canada’s important natural landscapes and the species they sustain. NCC manages the Creemore Nature Reserve to promote native biodiversity and maintains 5 km of trails for public use. These designated trails travel over moderately hilly terrain through forest, wetlands and alongside a creek. Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, pets on leash and respectful wildlife watching on designated trails are permitted. For all other uses, more information or to make donations to help care for these trails and properties, please contact NCC at ontario@natureconservancy.ca or 1-877-231-3552.Show more
#9 - Duntroon View Side Trail
Clearview, Ontario
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 26 m
A short loop that doesn't appear to be very high traffic (high grass, narrow, steps broken on one ladder). There is one nice view point (right along the road), and some interesting crevices. The rest of the trail goes through a fairly dense hardwood forest. There is a parking lot, but the trail crosses to road in 2 places. Show more