Hiking The Beaver Valley Bruce Trail
The 11th most popular hiking trail in Ontario.
Wednesday 17 August 2016 03:28 GMT
Near Collingwood , the 15km Beaver Valley Bruce Trail takes hikers along the rocky and wooded Niagara Escarpment.
Leaving the Blue Mountain ski slopes, the Trail heads north to the large plateau of the Loree Forest above Nottawasaga Bay. The Trail then turns south on high ground overlooking the Beaver River which, flowing north to Georgian Bay, has cut a deep wedge into the Niagara Escarpment. The Trail first follows the east rim of Beaver Valley. The valley, which is almost 10 km wide at its mouth, narrows to only 1 km where the Trail crosses to the west rim. Dolomite cliffs are plentiful. Kimberley Rock and Old Baldy stand out above the village Kimberley. After following the Escarpment rim, thje Trail heads toward the Bighead River valley and soon enters the ghost hamlet of Blantyre.
Overall, Beaver Valley Bruce Trail is the 11th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Ontario.