14,12 km

Desnivell positiu

561 m

Dificultat tècnica


Desnivell negatiu

561 m

Altitud màxima

396 m


99 4,9

Altitud mínima

276 m

Tipus de ruta



3 hores 43 minuts



Data de pujada

2 de juny de 2017

Data de realització

de juny 2017
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396 m
276 m
14,12 km

Vista 7504 vegades, descarregada 48 vegades

a prop de Glen Cross, Ontàrio (Canada)

Very nice series of trails just a few minutes drive from the town of Orangeville. Beautiful forest with loads of mature maples, rolling terrain and numerous stream crossings. The path is in great condition, is well marked and there are several opportunities to adapt the hike to suit your needs.

There is a parking lot at the start/finish point and the first few hundred meters is along the side of the roadway. A good variety of trees including stands of cedar, red pine and lots of towering maples that would be spectacular in the fall. Birds were plentiful and we spotted a blue heron by one of the ponds near the north end of the Cam Snell loop.

A portion of the hike is on the well known Bruce Trail that winds from the Bruce Peninsula to the Niagara region. This particular portion, known officially as the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve, is a popular area with several access points and it is well worth exploring. One of the best I've seen in the area.

Intersection 1

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Get off the main road to the right (north).

Intersection 2

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Take a right for the Tom east loop.

Intersection 3

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Turn right. Take the ladder over the fence. Edit: The ladder and the fence have been removed!

Stile 2

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Another of several fence stiles. As with streams and bridges, not all are noted as way points in this description. Update: This one has also been removed.

Intersection 4

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left turn here.

Intersection 5

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Right turn here.

Bridge 1

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Over a stream.

Bridge 4

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The fourth bridge in quick succession.

Bridge 5

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Left turn over the bridge to cross the stream.

Intersection 7

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Turn right for the Isabel East trail section.


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Good flat area by a stream. Great spot for a lunch or extended break. Not sure if overnight camping is permitted.

Intersection 10

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Turn left here.

Intersection 11

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Turn right here.

Intersection 12

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Intersection 12
Punt d'interès


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Fence style followed by another one that I didn't bother to record.

Bridge 6

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Lots of bridges and streams.

Intersection 13

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Cam Snell side loop.

Bridge and stream

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Bridge and stream

6 comentaris

  • Foto de maxini2001

    maxini2001 2 de juny 2017

    Beautiful hike, great description, nothing to add.

  • Foto de Port flora

    Port flora 31 de jul. 2017

    Oh, and I should give credit to Maxini for finding this gem. You're the best!

  • Foto de mehdi.tabibvand

    mehdi.tabibvand 11 de març 2020

    What a beautiful path
    Your photos are really exciting and you will surely have a great day
    I would be happy to visit my page and send me your opinion
    With respect and friendship

  • gunjanpiplai 26 d’abr. 2022

    He fet aquesta ruta  verificat  Veure més

    Beautiful trail. Btw I know the trail is marked as easy/moderate, and as a result some people end up bringing their kids. I heard several kids complaining and wanting to go back. The trail is long and some uphill sections can be difficult for children or old persons.

  • hawk25 3 d’ag. 2022

    He fet aquesta ruta  Veure més

    Absolutely loved it. Hilly, so you may want poles with you, can be done without of course. Light mosquito activity in early August. I skipped the North-western most loop since the path got narrower with bush encroaching on to the trail (not worth the risk of tick bites so I turned back). Otherwise, gorgeous and challenging!
    Also, pay attention to the map, lots of winding and crossing trails in this one.

  • Foto de Nazar Miloshkin

    Nazar Miloshkin 6 d’ag. 2022

    Looks really fun, I will make plans to go there asap!!!

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