Lions Head Provincial Nature Reserve

Lions Head Provincial Nature Reserve

Lions Head Provincial Nature Reserve
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Adrienne K
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
view was absolutely amazing took lots of gorgeous pictures however the hike to get to the view was challenging, lots of roots and rocks definitely have to wear proper footwear and be strong in your legs to get around the rocks/roots
Written August 13, 2023
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Dominik L
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We started this hike off the Moore Rd parking lot at around 10am - plenty of parking available. Parking lot has clean porta potties. The hike up to Lion’s Head is reasonable but good shoes highly recommended for the rocky path for most of the way. It took about 1.5 hrs to get to Lion’s Head including some time spent at earlier lookouts. The main trail is very well marked. Make sure to go all the way to Lion’s Head - it’s well worth it.
Written September 9, 2022
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Travel Dreamer
Algonquin Highlands, Canada61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The hike is challenging due to the many, many exposed rocks and also roots, especially the first part of the trail. Definitely need closed toe sturdy-soled shoes as the rocks are slippery even on a clear day. Pretty much the whole trail is shaded.
The views are definitely worth it! Absolutely stunning.
Don’t be fooled when you get to the first 1 or 2 lookouts. This is not the main one. You have to go another 15-20 minutes. When you are on the main lookout you are actually standing on top of the “lion’s head”. When you return, take one of the next lookouts and look back where you were and you can see the head.
Distance is about 7 km but due to rocks on the trail it took us about 3 hours, including about a half hour of stops at lookouts and a picnic on the main lookout. We did not do any side trails. Be sure to bring water and snacks. Also, you definitely have to book your parking ahead of time online and they strictly monitor it with an attendant. We went third week of August and there were no bugs. When you get to where the lookouts begin there are some steep climbs.
Written August 26, 2022
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Ken H
81 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
The only parking lot that gives access charges 5/he for parking and there is a person giving tickets there all the time. Beware you don't buy too little time. It takes 55 min to get to the lion's head lookout if you go at a brisk pace. Nice trail near the end. It's a shame that the locals don't have the vision to manage the popularity of the place in a better way.
Written July 30, 2021
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rstojanka
Toronto, Canada44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
More than a moderate hike, almost 10 km both ways, you will need 3 hours here for sure, mostly in the shade, definitely need to bring your water bottle.
No parking when we got there at 11am on a weekday (I have to say people did a lousy job parking leaving too much space in between cars, could almost fit in there, but not really, crazy), so had to go back to the village to park, $3 per hour, maximum 3 hours, which is a bit too tight.
Written July 30, 2021
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And the next place will be ?
Guelph, Canada131 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The whole Bruce Peninsula and local residents are turning away tourist as they are being referred to in a very negative way. Parks have put a time limit on how long you are able to visit. Locals want to keep this treasure to themselves and not generate income for the economy.
Written March 7, 2021
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Jjoe
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
The beauty of this area is killing it. Extreme overuse by often thoughtless people are having a huge negative impact. Moore Street is now completely no parking. There is one small, and I do mean small, parking lot. People unfamiliar with the area show up in flip flops or high heels much to the amusement of the locals. At least one lady in high heels broke her ankle this year on the trail. The side trail has been closed due to misuse. There is no camping or fires here but that does not matter to some. One illegal fire this year required the local fire department to act. A local media outlet has stated that it will take the trail about 6 years to recover. Please stay away.
Written October 22, 2020
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Katherine L
Quebec City, Canada39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We went there and hiked to see the view, which was beautiful! The hike is not easy, because of the rocks and the roots, and it was slippery because of the rain earlier in the day, but it was worth it. There were no big climbs but you have to have good legs to be able to go there.
Written October 2, 2020
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Sharon M
Collingwood, Canada71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Loved it but lots of tree roots/rocks /slippery so proper hiking boots/shoes should be worn for safety. Also no safety railings so if you have young children pls hang on to them tightly. Look out round trip is 2 hours but we did the 20 km loop from Mccurdy parking lot loop using the Ilse Hanel side trail which was basically flat-old logging road. Nice break after all the rocks and tree roots. Moderate hike...not easy. Beautiful high views of the different colors of the water etc. Air is so clean. It's such a shame that people have ruined it with littering! They had to close the Moore Street access point due to this.
Written September 14, 2020
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Alex P
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
“This is to advise you that the Lion’s Head Moore Street side trail to the main Bruce Trail has been closed.

As the landowners of this portion of the trail, this action was taken after careful deliberation that focussed on two primary issues: the environment and the safety of visitors and residents. Each year the Moore St. side trail has experienced an exponential increase in visitors, resulting in over capacity on the trail and congestion on the street. We are witnessing a significant increase in garbage, increased degradation of the natural areas which are part of the UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve and a serious risk of forest fire due to illegal and abandoned campfires.

We believe this action will help protect the environment and mitigate the risk for all involved.

(The Bruce Trail Conservancy continues to offer access to the area via the main trail at McCurdy and at the end of Cemetery Road.)”
Written July 31, 2020
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