Bruce Peninsula National Park Trails

Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0

Bruce Peninsula National Park Trails

Bruce Peninsula National Park Trails Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Bruce Peninsula National Park is actually three parks in one. Hikers who like sandy, flat beach walks will appreciate Dorcas Bay, on the shores of Lake Huron to the west of Highway 6. Those who prefer walks along limestone cliffs, through a mixed forest of aspen, birch, cedar, fir and spruce, will prefer Cyprus Lake on the shores of Georgian Bay, to the east of Highway 6. Park staff offers guided walks and other programs during the summer.

Those who prefer a more rustic, backcountry experience, or like walking along boulder beaches, will prefer to access the Bruce Trail via the Halfway Log Dump Trail. Plant enthusiasts can spot up to 43 species of orchids, 20 species of ferns, Canada’s best stand of Indian plantain and half the world’s dwarf lake iris on the trails on the Dorcas Bay side (which used to be a reserve owned by the Federation of Ontario Naturalists). Eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes, deer, snowshoe hares, raccoons, porcupines, skunks, black bears, fishers, red squirrels, beavers, chipmunks and red fox live in the area. This trail guide includes Georgian Bay Trail, Marr Lake Trail, Singing Sands Trail, Cyprus Lake Trail, Half Way Log Dump Trail, Horse Lake Trail, Cyprus Lake, and Bruce Trail."

Bruce Peninsula National Park Trails Reviews

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8/1/2009
I hope the trail will be great, but these guides here are completely useless... I hoped I will have a reference for when I go there, but no help at all from this site. And by the way, there should advise you that there are no Canadian Topo Maps. Really Useless... I'm going to end my trial now... half an hour after subscribing, as there is no point if being a member here.Bye
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7/28/2008
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7/20/2008
This is by far the most impressive section of the Bruce trail. However, it is also the most strenuous. Plan on hiking half the distance you normally would in a day on the rest of the trail. Be aware that to hike from high-dump to storm haven there are several steep scrambles over boulders, so this hike is not for those who are unsure on their feet .
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5/1/2008
I've been many places around the world, but it's hard to find a place more beautiful than the shores of the Bruce Peninsula overlooking the Georgian Bay. We spent 7 days exploring these trails and could have spent more. Most trails take you through dark enchanting cedar forests and then you burst upon the white rocky windswept shore and the cerulean blue waters of the Georgian Bay. Hidden coves, rocky escarpments, water caves, this is truly a picture-perfect coastline. I've never munched trailmix with a better view. When the sun is shining, the colors match any of those in the Caribbean. And there is an endless supply of stones for skipping and splashing--my toddler-aged boys threw so many they raised the lake level a couple of inches. There are plenty of small discoveries to be made along the way too. We found thousands, literally, of shed caterpillar skins, salamanders under nearly every log, and a surprising number of snakes, including a den of water snakes. And then there's the bear tracks to remind you that, yes, you are in the wilderness. We were there at the beginning of the season, before many of the hotels and businesses even opened, and found that we often had the trails and beaches to ourselves for nearly the whole day. I expect that would be too much to ask for in peak season. If the rain gets too heavy to bear, it's easy to spend a couple of hours at the visitor center museum, which is surprisingly state of the art.
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7/22/2006
Clearly marked trails for various hiking levels. Good scenery and friendly people in the local towns.
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4/24/2006
The trail is beautiful, but the Trails.com info is totally incomplete
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Trail Information

Tobermory
Nearby City
16.2
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
7 trails totaling 15 hours
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season

Activity Feed

Dec 2018