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

Easy trail over the dam and into the woods. A lovely winter walk that even the little ones can do.

Beautiful trail for Snowshoeing on a winter day.

Nothing challenging about this one if you are in good shape. It’s a nice walk through the woods along the river. Trail crosses the river every now and then over little bridges. Very nice!

You have to pay for the entrance even though there is nothing special and the caves are a joke. At this time, silly trails in the forest are closed anyways, its just for a family afternoon for tiring the kids. Far from hike..

This is an extremely beautiful trail with varied terrain. Hiking shoes are absolutely required to navigate a few sections. It is definitely “moderate”. I echo the comment about doing the loop counter-clockwise (ie follow the Bruce Trail white blaze markings) unless you want to incorporate more cardio. Regardless you won’t be disappointed.

hiking
5 months ago

A good hike. The ground was damp following overnight rain, combined with fallen leaves, meant footing in some places was slippery.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful day for a hike. Signage at Metcalf was very poor and a few other areas after. Shortly after there is a bit of a ladder that was slightly difficult for my dog.
Parking lot holds about 5 cars but can park on roadside.
Energetic hike took 4 hours including rest and getting turned around.
Need good shoes lots of rocks.

Great hiking spot. Diverse landscapes, beautiful views. Bugs were not bad at all. Would definitely explore this area again.

hiking
6 months ago

Sept 15 - very warm day for hiking but the cedar and delicious tree canopy made for a very comfortable hike. Amazing crevices!

Nice trail. Would classify it as ‘moderate’ instead of easy.. Suggest going right from the trailhead. This allows for a downhill run near the end when fatigue set in. Loved the section along the river.

Great views, the tour is good but wandering around could be just as interesting.

We saw 3 owls and the parts along the river very pretty!

7 months ago

Really nice trail with diverse landscapes. The shades keeps it cool in the summer
Good trail to run!

hiking
7 months ago

A great summer day for a hike. This is a moderate trail with numerous elevation changes. Bring bug spray. This is some of the nicest scenery in this section of the Bruce Trail.

great run on this trail. I farted a lot during today's run.....kept the bears away !

Very challenging trail. Even with using the GPS we got turned around a few times. However, the forest and stream are beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

Challenging trail. The forest is constantly changing which is one of the delights of hiking in the woods. The Russ McConnell side trail is beautiful. We took a few of the bike trails back and those have some steep grades. Great hike!

hiking
7 months ago

This is primarily an easy to moderate trail. We were there in on long weekend and hardly saw any other hikers which was nice. It is quite beautiful with changing scenery from Deepwoods to rocks to open fields. I would recommend it if you have a wide variety of levels in your group.

hiking
9 months ago

Very lightly trafficked with tones of to explore.

hiking
10 months ago

For someone new to hiking this trail route was a challenge but enjoyable. At my beginner pace it took 3:15hr including a lunch at the top and going off route about 1km to go through the caves etc. I got a bit turned around at the escarpment because the many other forks and paths aren’t in the map so pay close attention to your gps for guidance in this area. Beautiful views and a great afternoon !

hiking
10 months ago

Great very lightly trafficked trail. Nice mix of flat, hills and rock areas to climb, also has multiple water crossings (great for the dogs). As others have said I highly recommend doing the hike counterclockwise, otherwise you will be hiking up quite a few inclines. Overall great day out, would do it again.

Beautiful stream. Spring rainbow run’s on.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

if you come in from the Collingwood side of 9th line 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.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Amazing conditions for snow shoeing- we took a vertical route up an escapement and then connected with the Bruce trail down. No scenic points along the trail though and we had to take a short cut along the snowmobile route and almost got run over a couple of times. The Bruce trail was well marked but you could easily get lost. The parking lot is pretty big

snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Fantastic region to explore, snowshoe rentals provided on site too. The suspension bridge provided us with some gorgeous views of Georgian Bay, for anyone into photography I would recommend bringing your camera.

Also note that Scenic Caves has a paid admission fee.

hiking
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Loved it!!!

snowshoeing
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

So beautiful. Despite the cold temperatures and wind it was very sheltered within the trails.

snowshoeing
Monday, December 18, 2017

What a beautiful trail the snow was a beautiful contrast to
The towering trees in the
Forest and the sun reflecting on the scene made for a perfect snowshoe!

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

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!

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

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