Lion's Head Loop Via Bruce Trail

MODERATE 60 reviews

Lion's Head Loop Via Bruce Trail is a 15.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Northern Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
427 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

Awesome hike, great views, all kinds of terrain.

17 days ago

Just beautiful.

hiking
23 days ago

Nice hike and great view. Would say 75% of the trail is moderate the rest is a little harder. Go early and bring a snack - it's a long haul.

1 month ago

did the 15km, no regrets

walking
1 month ago

Great hiking! Definitely want to come back in the fall!

hiking
2 months ago

Love the rough terrain and the elevation that gives you the best look outs but you have to be really cautious if you are going in spring as snow makes it way more difficult and dangerous

hiking
7 months ago

An amazing trail with stunning views. Trails are well maintained. A lot of elevation changes. Bring water and snacks for sure as well as proper footwear. If planning on doing the whole loop leave early as to finish with some day light.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing trail ... very rough terrain. Make sure to leave enough time to complete the loop in the daylight.

hiking
9 months ago

Very beautiful hard hike, rough terrain but the look out points are well worth it!! Breathtaking

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike and great view of Georgian Bay. I've hiked in a lot of places and didn't expect the moderating of this hike. Definitely a fun one and very scenic.

hiking
10 months ago

Great views!

10 months ago

It was a gorgeous day. Couldnt have asked for a better day. Aside from scaling the side of a cliff, I'd hate to see a "hard" trail from those rating this as moderate... I'd say that my family is quite fit and this trail proved to be a hard one. A lot of trecherous paths, roots, and rocks. The scenery was absolutely stunning and well worth the 5 hour drive for us. Because it was such a long drive we were only able to hike a small portion of the trail and we were out on it for 6 hours. Definitely would go back and finish it.

10 months ago

If you like beautiful Georgian bay this trail is for you. Although it's rated as moderate, l found this trail extremely tough on my almost 60 year old body. lt"s an very rugged trail full of rocks , roots and very hilly. You're constantly up and down. Follows the lake on a good part of the trail with a ton of beautiful scenic views. Took me 6 hrs to travel the 10 miles; my fitness counter counted 31, 800 steps and 28 km. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will tackle it again this fall when the leaves change. If you have any problems with your knees this is definitely not for you. I also wouldn't recommend doing this hike in the rain, you're navigating over stone most of the trail and it would be quite slippery. You don't want to fall on this trail.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Very nice moderate trail, beautiful, well marked. Perfectly challenging and rewarding for my first hiking adventure! Had a Lifestraw but water sources are not readily available..would definitely carry more next time. also water shoes if you plan on going in the lake.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

An excellent day hike taking 6-7 hours to complete due to the challenging footing on the trail. Side trails can be used to shorten trail distance. Note that few sections of the trail are flat earth. Most involve walking over and around limestone rocks. Elevation is easy/moderate. None of the cliff lookouts have guardrails. The trail is very well marked. During the summer, the trail see more activity from climbers than hikers and they only use the portion from Moore Rd. to Lion's Head itself. As of June 2017, a short portion of the trail along the lake shore is flooded due to high lake levels requiring going barefoot over some painful rocks. Water shoes or trail runners that can get wet are recommended.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Amazing views!! Great trail markings! Challenging footing! Not an easy trail but an unique experience! Good hiking boots it's a must !

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Wonderful views challenging footing lots of options with side trails. Pot holes near Lions Head very interesting.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Beautiful trail and views, loved the blue water of Georgian Bay.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Beautiful view! If your not a fan of heights it may not be your cup of tea.

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

Have done this trail every September for
The past 3
Years and it is a great challenge and breathtaking terrain

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Very challenging!! Awesome views and beautiful forests.

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Great difficulties, awesome views, easy to get there and the trails are well indicated. All that without altering the natural look of the park. A must do.

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29 days ago

recorded Casual Hike!

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1 month ago

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