Lions Head Provincial Nature Reserve

Lions Head Provincial Nature Reserve, Lion's Head: Address, Phone Number, Lions Head Provincial Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Lions Head Provincial Nature Reserve

Lions Head Provincial Nature Reserve
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Ken H
85 contributions
Beware of parking
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, Canada34 contributions
Lion's head hike
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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Wondering spirit
Guelph, Canada89 contributions
Disappointing
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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amber
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this one's for jill
Nov. 2020 • Friends
My server (Jill) was super cool and easy to talk to. The drinks were great, i got wings that were bomb too. Over all, had a great experience (went there after a rough day and it was made better by the great service provided)! Go here if you want to have a great time :)
Written November 20, 2020
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Jjoe
6 contributions
Stay away
Sep. 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, Canada26 contributions
Gorgeous view
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
57 contributions
Lovely views but wear proper hiking shoes/boots!
Sep. 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
***Trail Updates
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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dean d
London, Canada60 contributions
A way to be with nature.
Jul. 2020
one of the best place to see,or to put in your bucket list of places to see and explore.Wear a comfprtable walking or hiking shoes,spary bugs repelant ,lots of water and snacks and then explore.
Written July 29, 2020
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ChristianEats
Belleville, Canada1,072 contributions
Fantastic View and Hike!
Jul. 2020
Fantastic Lookout and Hike! We travelled north from Collingwood to extra experience this famous landmark. We even took our touring bike onto the trail. Little did we know. We had to secure them on a tree a few hundred meters before the lookout.
Written July 24, 2020
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