From the parking lot, a single trail crosses the area of gravel extraction and reaches the first fork. Straight ahead on the main (white) trail, one reaches the first ascent to the Saucer elevation.
To the left, on the bleu side trail, one can wind below the cliffs to another ascent up to the Saucer level where its meets the main trail at the base of the second ascent. At the top of the Cup level, the trail makes a loop with the left hand, easterly side designated as main trail while the west side of the loop is the bleu side trail.
The upper loop is about 8km providing views over Blueberry Marsh and Manitou Lake to the east and West Bay to the west. Note the changes of the forest type between the east and west cliffs. On the blue trail, at the start of the loop, young people enjoy the parallel Adventure Trail with ladders and descending through a cave, all below the Saucer level.
Use caution and watch children carefully on this route. The main and side trail can be dangerous from falls or poison ivy even during good weather.
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Escarpement Biosphere Conservancy
EBC is a registered charity whose mission is: a) to establish, maintain and manage a system of nature reserves in the area of the Niagara Escarpment (including the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve) by preserving the physical features of scientific and/or ecological, cultural, historic or scenic interest; enhancing or restoring areas of native species or natural habitat: and to encouraging and supporting scientific research and educational services related thereto; and b) to educate the public about conservation and preservation of the landscape, ecology and wildlife of the Niagara Escarpment partly through providing low impact, ecologically sustainable recreational opportunities which complement and do not substantially conflict with its conservation.
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