Location: Lion’s Head Provincial Park
Starting Point: Around the corner from Mcurdy Drive Parkette (trail map below)
Total Distance: 8 km
Time: 4 hours (taking our time)
Level of Difficulty: Easy
If you’ve read our previous posts about the Bruce Trail, you know this is one of my favourite destinations in Ontario.
For this trip I met up with my sister Jen, her bestie Andrea, and my bestie Steph at an Airbnb on the first Friday in November. Although Andrea could not join us for the hike it was still a nice quiet place for a girls weekend.
Jen, Steph and myself started the Lion’s Head trail Saturday morning. Our reason for picking this trail? We needed to find a trail along the Bruce that didn’t weave in and out of private land during hunting season (also the reason we’re wearing the orange hats). Lion’s Head Provincial Park is also a nature reserve, but after lots of research I still couldn’t find out if hunting was allowed there. Luckily, we saw no hunters and did not get shot so thats a bonus.
It was a chilly November day (about -5C) so we layered up/brought a few with us. We parked along the road and around the corner from McCurdy Drive Parkette. The Bruce is VERY well marked with blue blazes and the gate where we started was quite obvious.
The snow had freshly fallen, so it made for a very pretty hike and a nice contrast against the freshly fallen leaves and mossy rocks. We also discovered “glacial pot holes” along the way that made for fun pics.
There are multiple lookouts along the way exposing the bright blue water and cliffs. The best destination is Lion’s Head Lookout – although quite cool on this day it would be a great spot to chill and have lunch on a summer day. The trail itself is quite leisurely with some up and downhill and lots of rocks along the path.
This was a leisurely beautiful hike that you can make as long or short as you want. Here’s a couple more Bruce Trail hikes you may be interested in:
Lots of hiking love,