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Amazing views. Well worth while!

Well marked very pretty
Felt safe
Plenty look outs

Great hike with signs all the way along. It took us 4,5 hours with a good pace. For sure the terrain is good for kids too. There is loads of wonderful views and to our surprise it was great for walk even in mid of October!

Great trail. Took us 5.5 hours. Could have done it quicker but you have to take advantage of the lookout views in the fall. We were fortunate the weather was unusually warm in the middle of October. Even took a dip in the c-c-c-cold Georgian Bay. Well worth it

I could stay there forever. After 1 km you get to the Rocky beach and it has the most amazing view!

Great trail. Great views of Georgain bay. The trail is well marked in most places.
We hike the full loop, it took us 4.5 hrs. We moved at a good pace but I wouldn't say we were speeding through. We briefly stopped at the lookout and continued on.

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2 months ago

Another amazing trail. If there is one trail you don't want to miss, it is this one. The grotto is amazing so pack a bathing suit. Quite a bit of climbing once you get there.
Not ideal for little kids. Lots of cliffs.

Another amazing trail. Try to make your way down to the water.
Worth the effort.

Great little trail. The glass bottom boat or the zodiac will bring you to the island. Spending as much time as you might need. Lots to explore. Really lovely.

Nice trail with several lookouts! Quick and easy.

Halfway Log Dump to Grotto and back, 13km (with some double-backing). A great day trek, moderately difficult. The greatest benefit from a start at Halfway Log Dump is parking access (~60 cars, $11.70 fee) and until you reach the Cyprus intersection, no people. The grotto was well populated, we left quickly. Two dogs with us (Portuguese Water Dogs), they loved the day. Note that the first access to water, north from Halfway Log Dump is over 5km; this proved to be a lot of heat for the dogs. Full summer heat/humidity would have been too much.

We completed the entire loop in 6 1/2 hours and this was hauling a** with only short breaks along the way. Bring your bathing suit to so can go for a dip once you reach the rock beach. The trail is not overly difficult but lots of elevation change. We found the rocks to be very slippery. Bring lots of water, we only brought 2 bottles each and could of used 4 each. it was definitely a work out and we were very exhausted by the end but it was worth it.

2 months ago

egan

This is a fantastic hike but it is quite challenging. My wife and I did the entire loop and thoroughly enjoyed the scenic views all along the way. However, it took us 6 hours, we also had a 2-1/2 year old on our backs practically the whole time. He only ended up walking maybe 2km out of the entire 17km trail. We’re pretty avid hikers and we both work out several times a week. Both of us were quite sore after this trail as it is fairly rugged. If you’re going to hike the entire loop be prepared for a long day and bring plenty of water and food.

Really good trail and the view of the cliff was beautiful!!!

Beautiful trail. The view over the cliffs is breathtaking.

if possible check out each trail at flowerpot as they offer a different experience

This was not a strenuous trail. The terrain was challenging though, so rough in some parts that pieces of tread broke off from my shoes (although the treads were small). The rocks along the shore was also a bit challenging to walk on as they move when you step on them. Beautiful view of the turquoise colour shoreline in some spots. The grotto was a nice spot. Toilets at the start of the trail, 1/2 way to the Grotto (at Stormhaven) and at the Grotto. Took 5 hours for the return trip so we were happy to rest our feet when we finished.

In retrospect I'm glad we weren't able to get reserved Grotto parking because that trail would not have been as much fun.

so nice

Awesome trail. Stunning view into Georgian Bay. The overnight rest area is spacious and right in the water. Highly recommend it!

Was the highlight of our week long trip! Our 8-11 year old girls finished it and had a blast. Amazing views, some difficult terrain. Now my wife and I want to trek the entire Bruce trail.

If you end up staying over at the harbour, be sure you DO have a propane burner or such as the wood in the area is usually very damp and many larger pieces of wood are gone later in the summer months. Overall a beautiful hike with some moderately challenging elevations (closer to the lake side)

Highly recommended

Fantastic hike. Elevation will make it take longer so start early. Great swimming spot half way in.

Really good trail. Make sure you pack plenty of water and snacks with lots of energy. Did the whole thing along with most of the side trials.

This trail has amazing views. Definitely bring snacks and lots of water! We didn’t do the full 15km loop. There are lots of opportunities via side trails to make this hike shorter if necessary. This trail is pretty rugged, but very enjoyable. Due to the steep cliffs and crevices, it’s probably not a great idea to bring kids. I will definitely be doing this hike again!

Best Trail ! Beautiful View ! Easy and breathtaking!

The lookout point is absolutely breathtaking. So worth the trek!

awesome trail! light house should not be missed!

Absolutely amazing. It is a very difficult trail, though. It seems it's designed to break your ankles, lol. The air pressure(?) changes when you get up onto the cliff, and it feels like a different world. McKay Harbor is an overnight camping spot (no fires allowed, AMAZING spot though), and from the Harbor down to Cemetery road (bottom right corner) might be the hardest spot. Definitely recommend a sandwich and some granola bars (I found eating a clif bar on the cliff somewhat humorous) and taking LOTS of water. Highly recommend a camelbak. <3 <3 <3

The view from here was breathtaking, the rocks were sometimes tricky to maneuver but overall the hike was awesome.

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