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Top 10 Hiking Trails in Collingwood & Blue Mountain Area

See below for our Top 10 Hiking Trails in Collingwood & Blue Mountain Area!

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#1 – Harbourview Park Loop in Collingwood

Length: 1.3 km
Time
: Apprx 15 minutes
Average Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tips: Although this trail is relatively short, it can get breezy by the water – so dress warmly or bring along a sweater or jacket!

This easy trail is only 1.3 km, beginning at Birch Street and leading you to the Georgian trail, Boardwalk trail, Harbour Centre trail, and Harbourview trail and back. Visitors say this is the perfect place to bring your dog, go cycling, or go for a leisurely stroll with your family. Get a map online here!

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#2 – Kolapore Uplands Trail

Length: 9 km
Time
: Approx 2.5 – 3 hours
Average Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Tips: This is quite a long trail and can be a challenge, especially for new hikers. It is recommended that you bring a map before exploring (you can get one at Ravenna General Store or Little Ed’s Ski & Bike Shop).

Part of the Bruce Trail Network, Kolapore Uplands Trail has 9 km of trails that are of moderate difficulty. Visitors love the fact that the trails are clearly marked with distances and difficulty ratings. Hikers of the Kolapore trail also love the fact that the trails are well manicured and clearly cared for.

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#3 – Pretty River Valley Provincial Park

Length: 6 km
Time
: Approx 1.5 – 2 hours
Average Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Tips: Visitors comment on the lack of signage, so be sure to bring a map!

Located south-east of Blue Mountain, Pretty River Valley Provincial Park has 6 km of trails on one of the highest points of the Niagara Escarpment. This hike is also part of the Bruce Trail Network and the Niagara Biosphere Reserve. Because of this, please remember to stay on the marked trails, as many of the natural features are sensitive and easily damaged.

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#4 – Scenic Caves Trail

Length: 4.3 km
Time
: Approx 1 hour
Average Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Tips: If you want to explore the caves, they are only open Spring – Fall; if you visit the area in the winter, consider other activities such as hiking.

The Scenic Caves includes amazing caves, caverns, and trails to explore. There is so much to see and do! You can take yourself on self-guided tours of the caves, check out the suspension bridge, or simply take a leisurely hike on the trails and take in all the amazing scenery such as tall trees, forest views, and unique rock formations.

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#5 – Western Circle Route in Collingwood

Length: Apprx 7.7 km
Time
: Apprx 2 – 2.5 hours
Average Rating: N/A
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Tips: Drop into one of the resorts along the route for a beverage to enhance your trip.

For the more ambitious hiker, try the Western Circle Route. This trail takes you along Memory Lane, Train trail, Hamilton Drain trail, High Street trail, Black Ash trail, Cranberry Inn trail, Harbourview trail and back to Memory Lane. Expect to take about 2.5 hours so don’t forget to bring water. Get a map online here!

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#6 – Inglis Falls

Length: Apprx 7.5 km
Time
: Apprx 1.5 hours
Average Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Tips: If you aren’t up for a long hike, you can actually see the falls right from the parking lot! There are also lots of trails, great for hikers of all skill levels.

Inglis Falls is located just south of Owen Sound on Inglis Falls Rd, 0.5 km north of County Road #18. The falls can be viewed from the parking lot, but there is a trail down to the bottom of the falls for an even better view. For those who prefer hiking on level ground, there are marked trails above the falls. To learn more, click here.

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#7 – Feversham Gorge

Length: Apprx 1.5 km
Time
: Less than 30 minutes
Average Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Tips: According to visitors, trail markings are not as clear here – so just be sure to keep an eye out and don’t lose track of your location!

Located off Grey County Road 2 just south of the Village of Feversham, the Feversham Gorge Conservation area has a nice scenic 1.5 km trail. You’ll walk along the top of the gorge with stairs down to the Beaver River which runs through the gorge. Many visitors comment that this is a great place to hike with kids, but to be aware of some more difficult parts of the path.

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#8 – Blueberry Plains

Length: 4 km
Time
: Approx 1.5 hours
Average Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Tips: If you want to go snowshoeing, keep in mind that only some of the trails at Blueberry Plains allow snowshoeing.

Blueberry Plains is a 4 km easy – moderate hike. A unique feature here is the sand dunes which have been set aside as a nature reserve zone. These dunes are rare and very fragile so please keep children on the marked trails. You can get to Blueberry Plains along River Road West in Wasaga Beach and follow the signs.

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#9 – Spirit Rock Conservation Area

Length: 2 km
Time
: Less than 1 hour to hike
Average Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tips: There is more than just hiking at Spirit Rock Conversation – check out the amazing historical sites and nineteenth-century ruins while you are there!

Located just north of Wiarton on Hwy 6, Spirit Rock Conservation Area has incredible views of Colpoy’s Bay. Children will love taking the spiral staircase to the shore of Georgian Bay. You can also explore the ruins of the “Corran”, a late 1800’s mansion. There are two short loops you can take. One will take you to the ruins of the McNeill Estate, while the other is a section of the Bruce trail which leads to the Spirit Rock Lookout. Check out the map here!

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#10 – Loree Forest Loop

Length: 5.3 km
Time
: Approx 1.5 hours
Average Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Good For Beginners: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Tips: Some parts of the trail can be quite narrow, so prepare for potential sticks or shrubs along the side by wearing pants or long socks.

On this trail, you’ll see great views of Georgian Bay and the Beaver Valley, and it should be in full colour in October. Many hikers love the fact that this trail is a great place to bring dogs and children, as the trail is generally easy to walk through. Visitors say it is the perfect spot for a relaxing walk through nature.

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