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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.

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.

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.

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4 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.

4 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.

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.

A good number of trails but also lots of hills. Don’t miss the lookout (on the lookout side trail) - you can see all the way to Toronto on a clear day.

We went earlier last week & had a blast. Only thing is, a lot of people don’t listen to the rules when signs say keep dogs on leash. Besides that smooth sailing and a lot of fun & sun ☺️

Good trail markings. There were some trails that were closed for rehabilitation. Good thing there are plenty of side trails to use to complete the loop. For free parking, go through 2nd Road and park on the street.

You can check my recording for the access point as well as how to go around the closed trail on the current map.

Great place has a little of everything. stairs if you prefer or a gradual run up and around. very nice. kinda busy but the views make it worth while. Parking fees apply.

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.

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.

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