Cup and Saucer Trail
Cup and Saucer Trail
4.5
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Colin M
Whitby, Canada10 contributions
Oct. 2022
Cup and Saucer Trail is rated one of the best hikes in Ontario. We arrived early in the morning (~8:30am) even though it's off season (early October). We were one of the only cars in the parking lot. However, when we returned after hiking, about 2 hours later, the parking lot was mostly full. I'm sure during the peak season the trail is even busier, so best to arrive early.
There are 3 different trails. The red (Cup) is the main trail. This took us about 2 hours to complete. It has some elevation to hike making it moderately difficult, and a few spots where climbing requires a little bit of scrambling. The few "stairs" and "ladders" are also a little awkward. However, overall, the hike isn't too difficult and not very time consuming. And the effort is completely worth it as the lookouts are excellent. We chose not to hike the blue (Saucer) trail as it only had one lookout and is mostly just hiking through the woods.
The third trail is the yellow Adventure trail. This is a little bit more challenging, requiring you to enter and exit via "ladders". It's only about 0.5km long, so although it requires a bit of effort, it's not too bad.
The lookouts on the main trail are truly excellent. I definitely recommend this hike.
Written October 3, 2022
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KAG870
Toronto, Canada47 contributions
Sep. 2022
Two trails leave from the large parking lot. The red trail is the easier of the two. It was a good hike taking about an hour in each direction. There were some more strenuous vertical sections but generally it was good. My hiking poles where very handy as were hiking boots, but not necessary. The views from the top were amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written September 15, 2022
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Barbara G
7 contributions
Aug. 2022
This trail is designated moderate and family-friendly. Well, to be fair it was raining when we visited. So we took poles to make sure we were safe in slippery conditions.
The parking lot and surrounds are covered in garbage. There are no trash receptacles, which is fine - people should not leave anything, but they do, and they are and it's a mess. There were porta potties which were filthy and without TP.
I'd rather go in the bush. The wooden staircase has the bottom step missing. Dangerous. The second stair set has a loose railing. Dangerous. The trail runs perilously close to the edge of a steep decline in places. Not at all suitable for children. The trail markings are poor at times and we had to double back to make sure we were on the right trail.

All that said, it's a beautiful trail - it could be marked better and the surroundings could be maintained better. The views were amazing. It took us 2.5 hours to complete the four km main loop, in the rain.
Written August 28, 2022
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BMartin
Ontario, Canada31 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Fantastic trail for hikers. Definitely on the moderate side of hiking. I wouldn’t do it with younger kids but our 10 and 14 year old did it well. Was about 5.5km and took us a little over 1.5hours with stops to enjoy the view. Incredible views of the escarpment!
Written August 19, 2022
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Linda T
26 contributions
Jul. 2022
Hiking the trails are enjoyable with some challenging spots. The Lookout Points are definitely worth the hike.
Written July 20, 2022
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Buckylasturd
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
The kids 4 and 6 both loved the hike and we’re very proud to make it to the lookout. Took about three hours to complete the red circuit and could definitely be done quicker minus the little ones. Great way to spend a day and would highly recommend!
Written July 11, 2022
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NeilP451
Caledon, Canada220 contributions
Jun. 2022
Enjoyed our hike around the Red Trail last week, Few people at this time of year. Lady Slippers out in bloom along the trail. Stairs where we had steep climbs. All over a fun hike.
Written June 18, 2022
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Seema B
Richmond Hill, Canada11 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Moderate Trail. Did the Red Trail. Better signs/directions would definitely be helpful . Reaching the lookout point was all worth it.
Written May 9, 2022
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Eliza H
Montreal, Canada13 contributions
Oct. 2021
A very nice and interesting trail! It requires some scrambling and ladder-climbing though, don't expect a leisurely comfortable walk. It's a hike. The views are very pretty at the top! We did the loop, but the second half (back through the forest) was less exciting although less crowded. The trail seems to very popular, expect a lot of people.
Written October 8, 2021
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Grant H
Bracebridge, Canada7 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Build the wooden stairs in two sections with a platform, it is over 50 degrees, and with wet wood our dog, so us too, could not make it to the bluff, crazy stupidity.
Written September 13, 2021
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