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Loree Forest Loop


This trail is a combination of trail on lands that are MNR, private and Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail does not allow bikes, please use hiking and walking only on the Bruce Trail.

For the beginner to intermediate biker, the area is single track, with a few spurs that provide some even more technical riding. The trails are located in the Grey County Forest at the top of the Georgian Peaks Ski Hill, providing some excellent views. Follow the 2 to Victoria Corners and head east for about 4km where you'll find the small parking area on your right. The trail entrance is across the street. Follow the blue blazes north for a short distance to where they join the white blazes of the main Bruce Trail.

NOTE: there is no riding on the Bruce Trail. Please respect this and watch for signs that detail allowed uses. Please do not ride on the Bruce Trail as there is plenty of other trail you can use in the forest.

Here on a ridge there are beautiful views to the north. The Ontario government has just announced the renaming of the area as the Len Gertler Memorial Loree Forest, a tribute to the man whose Gertler Report in 1968 first focused public attention on the need to protect the Niagara Escarpment. The Trail then continues around the headland with spectacular views of Georgian Bay and down the slopes of the Georgian Peaks Ski Club. It then arcs to the south through a variety of forest types and crosses the 21st Sideroad. It continues south though a mixture of fields and bush and follows an old cart track to where it reaches the blue blazes of the Loree Side Trail. Follow the side trail east along a road allowance to the 21st Sideroad where you left your car.

Highway 26 at Thornbury, take Grey County Road 2 south where you head north. Follow the 2 to Victoria Corners and head east for about 4km where you'll find the small parking area on your right. The trail entrance is across the street. 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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