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Terra Cotta To Silver Creek Trail


Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Named alter the clay colour. The Terra Cotta region has natural hoar tiling. As you descend into the riser valley, you essentually walk on Limestone Shale. From the Nature Centre at Terra Cotta Conservation Area. take the Alan Coventry Nature Trail to reach the main Bruce trail.



As the path heads south. it takes a slow. Continuous descent deep into the ancient glacial valley of the Credit River. As you climb out of the valley the trail reaches an upland portion where two valley systems come together.



The cold waters of Roger's Creek floss down the escarpment and meet Silver Creek in the first big field you walk through. At this point, look at the red pathway you're walking on — it's Queenston Shale.



As you climb the slope to the top of the escarpment you're walking on the bottom of an ancient tropical sea. In tact you can still see the structure where polyps earlier formed a large coral reef.

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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