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

Some would call me an idiot for hiking alone, some would call me an idiot for hiking in the winter while pregnant (there’s ice on the hill especially); but sometimes a hiker’s gotta hike.
Beautiful day to be out and a great loop to get some exercise.

Was a nice hike. Roughly 3 hours. A lot of ice. There are a ton of hills and it was very challenging walking up and down the steep hills. Falling constantly. Minus the ice rink trails, it’s a nice walk!

It is a very nice place, but the path was completely covered in ice and it was very difficult to walk.

The entrance to the trail is a bit hard to find and cumbersome, but once you get going it’s great. Beautiful fall colours and the lake itself is a worthy goal. Fantastic vista.

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2 months ago

great trail network! beautiful with the fall colors. It was fairly crowded on the main trails so I would suggest going on a weekday if you can to avoid that.

Hiked with family, total ten people, with four teenagers. Everyone had a good time. It was drizzling a bit, other than that, all was perfect. Some parts were quite steep and slippery, but the majority of the trail was well preserved. The lookout was amazing! Worth all the effort climbing up. We met many seniors along the way, who also enjoyed themselves with no difficulties. Already recommend this route to some friends.

I'll go with the dogs again.

Beautiful day and place to take in all the beauty of nature!!

Started on the South Outlier trail then to the Bruce Trail, the Cliff-Top, and then the Lookout. South Outlier starts off with pretty steep inclines, but is a good workout!! Did 9K yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed this hike!!

awesome hike and beautiful lookout!!

We took our 3 year old granddaughter with us and the trails were easy enough for her to do. We had a great time.

great trail...tons of side trails to adventure off in to. Will definitely be back to check out the other trails.

hiking
5 months ago

We entered the trail from the main entrance parking area. there was a nice walk along the edge of milkweed patches. We climbed up the escarpment among a host of cedars in a cutback style trail that made for some fun photos. Once at the top, the trail was comfortable elevation disparity with many different species of trees including some extremely old maple trees and other old growth. on the return side of the loop, we walked along the edge of the escarpment "valley" which offered some beautiful views as well as some fallen trees to eat our lunch. 100% would recommend making the trip to this little gem.

5 months ago

Cliffs are always a great view. And the ponds are nice. Busy on weekends.

Great hike! Couldn't stand still anywhere except the lookout due to mosquitos so bring your bug spray. Followed a giant porcupine for about 150m!! Very cool.

The lookout trail is well worth the effort to climb up!

Reminded me of a few greats trails in Victoria BC

Nice, not too difficult hike. Party of three inexperienced hikers and we all were fine, save for one of us having trouble with some stairs only once.
There's a great overlook with a wonderful view, and a beautiful lake at one point, would have loved to take a dip but not sure if that's allowed!
Overall a good time, the hardest part is literally just a tall staircase, newcomers should be fine!

This is a great place for a day trip from Toronto. Some beautiful look-outs and nice lake spots to stop for lunch!

Coming from California, I wasn't sure what to expect at this park including trail difficulty, scenery, etc. But I was pleasantly surprised! I went yeaterday to avoid crowds & I literally had the entire forest to myself! It was incredibly peaceful to just hike with the sounds of birds chirping, leaves rustling & the wind blowing. My favourite trails were the McCarston, Overlook & obviously the stairs that led down into the rocky area. The trails were well marked, however at the junctions, it was very unclear to me which trails were which & where they led. I ended up hiking further than planned because I couldn't find the trail leading back to the main parking lot/entrance. Bugs were barely out yesterday, but I was prepared with bug repellent. In my opinion, these trails are good if you're for a short hike/casual stroll. It's not somewhere I'd go back to. Parking is not free...I paid $7.50 for 4 hours. And they do check...I saw a parks attendant checking each car & ticketing. Overall, it was a great experience!!

Lovely hike, the trails are well maintained but they are shred with bikes and horses to be aware of your surroundings. There's lots of bugs, millions of them so bring spray and make sure you climb to the top of the stairs as the views from the top are stunning.

Beautiful scenery! I was there on a weekday afternoon and only saw 1 person. It is a very hilly trail so was a good workout. My dog loved the little creek and was totally intrigued by the cows on the other side of the fence. Highly recommend.

A disappointment for us. The trails are in good condition but the scenery was bland. After enjoying trails around Uxbridge and Stouffville this Spring we were expecting more. The drive there was very nice and salvaged the trip.

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