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Louth Side Trail


From the QEW east of Grimsby, take Niagara Road 26 (Jordan Road) south to Road 81 (King Street). Turn left (east) and then right (south) again at Seventeenth Street. Turn left at Staff Avenue and park in the small parking lot just past the bridge. Description of the Hike: From the parking lot, follow the park path northeast to its junction with the main Bruce Trail (white blazes) and the Louth Side Trail (blue blazes). Follow the Louth Side Trail to the right, through an interesting and rocky area of dolostone rock, and then downslope on an old farm access road to the intersection with the white-blazed main Trail. Turn left and follow the main Trail along the picturesque high ground above Sixteen Mile Creek and past the waterfall. The upper falls plunges almost 4 m while the lower falls plummets from a height of 8 metres.

The Bruce Trail then climbs the Escarpment, where it is rejoined by the Louth Side Trail at the junction with the Trail to the parking lot. Continue following the white blazes of the main Trail along the valley side until you reach Staff Avenue. A short walk to your left along Staff Avenue will take you back to the parking lot and your car. 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.


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