Duncan Caves Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Duncan Caves Trail is a 10.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
498 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Due to seasonal extremes in temperature and the forces of gravity, large blocks of rock have broken away from the main face of the Niagara Escarpment. The gradual shifting downwards of these huge blocks has produced the crevice caves of the Collingwood-Blue Mountain area. The park's range of microclimates supports interesting cliff face vegetation communities.

hiking
4 days 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.

hiking
9 days 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
1 month ago

Very lightly trafficked with tones of to explore.

hiking
2 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
3 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.

4 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beautiful views. Got lost a bit tho!

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Make sure you follow the yellow tags or you will go the wrong way!! After the zig zag bridge turn right!!!!

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

A great hike. I chose a side trail at one point that involved climbing some rocks - favourite part of the hike. A lot of running water to enjoy listening to. Would like to do it again in the summer.

My phone died and stopped the recording but it ended up being about 10km.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Great walk! Easy to follow signs and route on the app was close to actual.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

We began our hike at the parking lot. Ok. Where else.
Our hike was very enjoyable until we got into the escarpment part BLUE trail(about 5km later) and we lost our way.
We are new to hiking but the directions to follow are not that difficult. We went back and forth to find markers.
Finally we decided to take the road back to the car, because it was the shortst way possible at this point.
I'd love to do the trail again

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kind of disappointing. No caves?

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