Great trail with tons of diversity, Marsh, dry woods, ponds, rolling hills and a lovely lookout! Really clean but as the weather is getting nicer it is quite busy. If recommend going early in the morning to avoid crowds. It’s a bit hilly so if you go earlier in the year beware of ice patches! Dog friendly but must be leashed! Paid parking at the trail head with lots of room.

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8 days ago

A good hike. Not the most scenic time for the park. A little bleak - shed its winter coat but very little spring life. It will probably be more enjoyable in 2 weeks to a month.

Did 13km here in under 4 hours. The park is not very dense with forrest, so not much shade, mostly tall thin trees. There are about 4 very small lakes through the park and some cliffs with a look out point. Parking is $14.50 but if you drive around you can park free on the street in many places. Bruce trail is probably the best trail at this provincial park. Views and scenery was just ok, nothing spectacular. Markings were very good.

Great hike! Go early in the morning to avoid crowds and yeild to horses on the trail.

hiking
16 days ago

Fun trail with plenty of detours available. The directions lead you to a parking lot that may be full and requires payment. You might find parking along the road if you get there early enough. The start of my route is by the road and gives you plenty of choices which way to wander. Some slight challenges in spots but fun nonetheless. Plan to come back and try some of the other off shoots.

Hiked 14km there today! Did all the trails in the park and it was a blast. Brought my dog and it was good enough for her too! Not all parts are kid friendly but it’s a good trail.

hiking
23 days ago

This trail takes a LOT longer to hike through that expected. It took my group of friends about 4 hours to hike the whole trail. The view from the lookout point is outstanding and you also get to pass by a little pond. The only downfall was our poor choice of visiting a week after the April 2018 snowstorm in Ontario - all the snow was melting faster than the soil could absorb it, leaving us to trek through large amounts of very deep puddles. Despite that, it was an amazing experience and I’d love to explore it again!

Great hiking area only about 60-75 min from Toronto. The weather was beautiful at just below freezing. Some ice on the path made the hiking fun with the whole family and the pup. We did ~5Km and stayed mostly in the value area looking at rock formations and then climbing on them:) The trail had moderate traffic with other people who couldn't stay inside any longer! We read that there were some small caves, but couldn't find them...maybe due to snow or ice cover. This just means we have to come back to look some more:)

great hike.. did 5k in just over an hour.. nice look out on the cliffs

Decent outing but the cliffs were a little underwhelming - even by southern ontario standards. Still made for an enjoyable hike

I really like the lookout point that can be accessed from this trail. It's pretty spectacular on a clear day, especially with fall colors.

Always love Mono Cliffs! It was snowing and beautiful up at the Lookout off McCarsten Lake. Magic.

Good views and good trails. Very busy trails and sometimes horses.

the trails were well marked and easy to follow, but it would have been nice ìf the main attractions of the park had directions on the trail signs, lots of people were asking directions to get to the cliffs. The main trail that's marked in red is fairly easy but once you get into the cliff or Bruce trail there is lots of steep climbing and decents. High traffic on weekend, the parking lot was almost full by 11 am

Worth the trip to this park especially in fall. Parking was $7.50 at the pay meter. Trails well marked and maintained. Enjoyed the side trails of the Bruce. Awesome to see horses also using these trails

Very nice trails, not very hard, close enough from Toronto. I was alone all day on the trails, very beautiful and peaceful.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike with the family. Will definitely come back.

Pleasant day hike. Not overly scenic or challenging, but a nice day out on a trail.

Beautiful!

Great trails. Well marked. Good for all types of difficulty, anything from easy to hard. One of my favourite places to hike!

Visited on July 28, 2017. Beautiful trails. Well marked. Great look outs.

Excellent walk through woods and clearings, rock cliffs and ponds. Low people traffic in early morning.

Great trail, easily one of my favourites since I started hiking & exploring Ontario parks last year. The drive up is amazing too with all the hills and trees especially if you go in the fall.

Really liked this place. Many trails to follow that offered different terrain/scenery. Would go here again!

Excellent trails! Well manicured and very well marked. Variety of terrain as well which was nice, some trails are more difficult than others, but overall an easy-ish hike. I enjoyed how many trails there were! We completed all of them and it was roughly 18km. Clear clear water in the lakes as well!
Nice to see horses out on the trails too!

Many more trails than I thought. Spectacular views.

An amazing hike

Saturday, April 22, 2017

It's longer than it looks. The access up is a switchback style trail and not great if you have problems climbing. Great view. Lost of different types of berries from gooseberries to blackberry and even some grapes planted years ago that flourish.

This was one of my favourite hikes outside Toronto. A beautiful park with nice and well marked trails (although we used our AllTrails map all the time). You will get a nice mix of forest, some small ponds and a bit of elevation. The lookouts are pretty nice locations to stop for snacks, you can get a wide view of south at one point.
I won't rate it as a moderate level hike though.

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