Best Spot For Hiking Trails in Caledon
It’s the season for leaf-peeping, fun and frolicking across Ontario! Lucky for you, there are plenty of exciting hiking trails near Caledon to get you outside and enjoying the beautiful foil foliage in nature. Walk & Roll Peal has a great interactive map to help you navigate the many trails and paths ready to be explored. Keep reading for a few of the best jogging, biking and walking trails Caledon has to offer.
CALEDON HIKING TRAILS
Caledon Trailway Path
Built in 1877 by the Hamilton & North Western Railway, Caledon Trailway Path follows an abandoned rail line that once linked Hamilton with Barrie. The Caledon Trailway Path is 34.3km featuring a lake, resting areas like designated picnic areas, benches, and is partially wheelchair accessible. You can also view the 'badlands' from the new accessible boardwalk.
Cheltenham Badlands Hiking Trail
The Cheltenham Badlands remains one of Caledon’s most recognized attractions on the southeast side of Olde Base Line Road, between Creditview and Chinguacousy Roads. Although physical access to walking on the badlands is no longer available due to erosion, the Bruce Trail connects to the 'badlands' shale feature through a new trail connection known as the Badlands Trail.
Devils Pulpit (Bruce Trail)
Take in views of the valley at Forks of the Credit, climb down steep stairs to continue through the large boulders and discover Devil's Pulpit , named for the prominent rock formation in the area.
The Great Trail - Trans Canada Trail
The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest multi-use trails that connects about 1000 communities and runs right through Caledon East. The 15,000-mile trail stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans. With side trails leading to lush forested areas, the Centreville Creek runs on its side and through the wetlands with a beautiful bridged walkway.
Oak Ridges Moraine (Trail Entrance)
Oak Ridges Moraine and Palgrave Trail is just 11.4-kilometre of a 300km trail that runs through various neighbourhoods across the GTA. The part that runs through Caledon East features wildflowers and hilly terrains primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. Enjoy the Oak Ridges Morraine trail from May until September.
Ring Kiln Side Trail
The Ring Kiln Side Trail , near Forks of the Credit, is a short but hilly hike to the remains of an old lime kiln from the late 1800s. This 1.8-kilometre side trail can be used in both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. Ring Kiln trail features a river used for hiking.
CALEDON RECREATION AND CONSERVATION AREAS
Albion Hills Conservation Area
Albion Hills Conservation Park is 50 kilometres of sprawling riverfront park featuring camping, mountain biking, a seasonal pool and picnic tables. The park features nature trails for hiking and mountain biking and family-friendly facilities, including a swimming pool and splash area. Albion Hills Conservation Park has a double-track and technical single-track trail. Group camping is also available here. It has many natural amenities and lush green spaces; kids will love exploring nature and getting active. Albion Hills Conservation Park provides free wifi in select areas.
Belfountain Conservation Area
Strung out along the West Credit River, Belfountain Conservation Area is a small 32-acre park run by Credit Valley Conservation and is located not far northwest of the Greater Toronto Area. Although not technically located in Caledon, the Belfountain Conservation area has trails that run through the Caledon area. Enjoy the scenic pastures of Trimble Trail, Gorge Loop or Pond Loop.
Bolton Resource Management Tract
Located along the main branch of the Humber River and partially within the Oak Ridges Moraine, Bolton Resource Management Tract is a mix of rolling terrain, forests and wetlands. The property is a valuable environmental, recreational and educational resource for the Greater Toronto Area.
Forks of the Credit Provincial Park (Cataract Falls)
Waterfalls, fishing, and scenic hikes make Forks of the Credit Provincial Park a worthy afternoon hike. Pack a picnic and a friend any time of the year. The main parking lot is off McLaren Road on the park’s northeast side, with an honour-pay system. Multiple hiking loops are well marked, with clear "Falls this way!" arrows on every sign.
Forks of the Credit Provincial Park provide winter activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, which are popular. Users can see a few tables during the spring, summer and fall seasons.
Glen Haffy Conservation Area
Located just north of Caledon East, Glen Haffy Conservation Area is part of TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Areas). The 325-hectare development features serene trails through mature forests that wind along the Niagara Escarpment and Oak Ridges Moraine. Glen Haffy has a view of sky-high trees, many picnic sites, shaded areas, and opportunities for fishing and hiking excursions.
Simmons Nature Reserve Trail
Donated in 2006 by Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC), a charitable land trust that conserves land, The Simmons Nature Reserve is a beautiful 52-acre site. An exciting mixture of forest types includes mature hardwoods, a cedar stand and trembling aspen stand, and an old field meadow.
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