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Silver Creek and the Robert Side Trail


From the Education Centre, locate the Bruce Trail at the T-intersection of the 27th Sideroad and Fallbrook Road. From this trail head, follow the Roberts Side Trail (blue blazes) to the left.

The side trail was named after Mr. and Mrs. George Roberts, who lived in the area and maintained this section of the Trail for many years. Proceeding north, the side trail goes through woods, passes a pond, and begins to climb the Escarpment.



An old lime kiln can be seen on the left. Continuing through mature woods, the Roberts Side Trail joins the main Trail (white blazes) at the edge of the Silver Creek Valley. Proceeding south on the main Bruce Trail, you will come across numerous cracks and crevices along the Trail. Tread carefully!



At one point you will see a short ladder that descends the Escarpment, allowing you to explore the low cliff face and return through a crevice. Continuing south, the main Trail passes the entrance to the Irwin Side Trail and shortly returns to the Trail head at Fallbrook Road.

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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