Enter the Bruce Trail on the north side of Hockley Road. In just a few hundred metres, the Tom East Side Trail goes straight ahead while the main trail turns left climbing a steep incline to a lookout point.
The trail enters a hardwood bush which emerges into a trail corridor parrallel to the Nottawasaga River. The main trail passes the point where the Tom East Side trail rejoins it and continues to the left crossing a branch of the Nottawasaga River on a series of three bridges.The trail climbs to the top of a hill winding around the ridge as it crosses another stream. At the top of the ridge the Glen Cross Side Trail goes off to the right while the main trail continues to the left winding through wooded hills, crossing a large stream and climbing to the northern part of the park.
The trail winds through hardwood bush and follows an old logging track. Tom East was the President of the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club from 1965 to 1969, and later the President of the Bruce Trail Association. He laid out much of the Bruce Trail in the Caledon Hills section in the 1960s, and today we all benefit from those early volunteer efforts.
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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