Great hike. We are fortunate to have access to trails like these!

Beautiful stream. Spring rainbow run’s on.

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

Loved it!!!

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

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!

9 months ago

Nice and easy with good views from the top of the ski hill

Very nice set of up and downhill trails for hiking and tidied up to allow for mountain biking and snowmobiling on wider paths.

Very nice trail ! Please ensure you walk the second loop along the escarpment. Tons of bug. Deer fly and mosquitoes. Spray in not a luxury in mid-July at 28 celcius and humid. Enjoy. Did the full loops and more for a total of 10.55 km.

11 months ago

Went back to Pretty River Valley this past weekend. This time found a trail south of Pretty River Rd. Lovely ceder forest, but found two illegal fire pits, a lot of garbage and human waste. Yup - right on the trail. Ran into the conservation officer there who told me they were having a lot of trouble with people polluting there. Yeah, no kidding. Posted a picture of a giant mushroom. I've never seen anything like it in my life. Anyway, I don't think this is an official trail, but it's nice as it runs along the river. Heading up river, the trail disappears in some tall grass. Keep going and you'll find another large ceder forest. You'll eventually encounter a very steep hill. Go to the right and you'll find a less steep area by which you can surmount it. There's no trail here, just ceder trees which are far enough apart that you can get by. Very nice area once you get past the aforementioned nastiness.

Monday, July 10, 2017

This trail is absolutely gorgeous. We did the full hike and then some.....because the trail is not clearly marked. Lots of little side trails so bring a map and a GPS. We plan on coming back to do another trek. Just loved this trail.

Friday, July 07, 2017

An amazing area. I've hiked it several times now. A single road runs through the centre, splitting the upper section which contains the main trails pictured here, with the three ponds, and the lower section which has a slow moving river. It also contains several other trails that are not marked here or on the official Bruce Trail map, and can be confusing. But, they make for a fun adventure. Bring a compass if you decide to venture on any of the unmarked trails because you can get turned around.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nice easy trail with a couple of pretty water views.

Great hike, very picturesque. There is only side of the road parking

Monday, February 27, 2017

Trail was great. We followed Bo Z's (user on here) route and was a good walk! I would recommend walking the trail clockwise. I find it more enjoyable to walk against a stream/river/creek flow direction.

Monday, February 06, 2017

This is the most picturesque trails during all of my favorites!!!

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Beautiful trails, excellent for snowshoeing

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Beautiful views and lush forest. Very accessible from Collingwood and connects to the Bruce trail. Not challenging- relatively flat.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Not what we expected. Do the Bruce at the end. Some nice photo opps.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Some of the best trails in the area!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Very scenic trails weaving through the forest. Trails are not well marked and snake through the forest.

mountain biking
Monday, September 02, 2013

This is better known as 3 Stage, not Osler Bluff. Much, more to this trail system then shown.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

By far my favourite local trail. The terrain varies, but expect tall grass and bush overrunning the trail for most of the way up, so covering your legs is a good idea. If you're going in the summer, wear a ton of bug repellent to avoid being eaten alive.

The best part about it is that the faster your pace (especially the last uphill stretch along the ski run) the more challenging you can make your hike, so if you're looking for a workout you'll get one.

Once you get to the top, though, you can expect some pretty spectacular views.

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