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Cape Dundas Loop


The Cape Dundas loop was created four years ago with the kind permission of the landowner who granted the Bruce Trail a “handshake agreement.” From the parking lot, take the blue-blazed Pease Side Trail through the upland forest for 630 m.The loop then joins the white blazes of the main Trail as it continues north, before descending to the east through an old glacial terrace among huge boulders to a mixed forest and the elevated shoreline of Georgian Bay.

The Trail then turns north, with fine views over the water to Barrier Island. Here is a great spot for a picnic lunch. At the north end of Cape Dundas the main Trail continues down a ladder and along the shoreline to the Rush Cove property, purchased in 2006 for $700,000 as part of the Bruce Trail’s acquisition program to secure in perpetuity a conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment. You may want to take some time to explore the shoreline and this beautiful addition to the Bruce Trail’s conservation corridor. To continue the loop hike, take the new blue side trail south (left) as it crosses open alvar and then climbs to the top of the Escarpment to return to the parking lot.

With file information from the Bruce Trail, for more information on this and other Bruce trails please purchase the Bruce Trail map and trail guidebook. The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It is 840 km long, with over 440 km of side trails. Every year more than 400,000 visits are made to the Trail as people walk, snowshoe, watch wildlife, take photographs and admire the glorious scenery of the Escarpment. The Bruce Trail was instrumental in the Escarpment being named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1990 - one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada. The Bruce Trail is a member of the Ontario Trails Council through affiliation with Hike Ontario.


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