Forks of the Credit

Forks of the Credit, Caledon: Address, Phone Number, Forks of the Credit Reviews: 4/5

Forks of the Credit
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Tina M
Toronto, Canada35 contributions
The gentle, shallow Credit River falls down 40ft, creating the 9ft wide Cataract Falls.
Aug. 2021 • Family
From the main parking lot, we took the meadow trail up to the falls. It took us an hour to reach the falls at the top. It was a bit disappointing to see that the access way was closed off. Erosion has made that part of the trail too dangerous.
Most of the climb is not too steep, but the last bit is hard. Not recommended for those who aren't very fit. Same goes for the way back. Also, we chose a day when the temperature was nearly 30°. Perhaps it would have been more comfortable to go when it was not as hot.
I would definitely go back and take the TransCanada trail up to the falls, from the point where it crosses meadow trail.
Also, I would like to take the Dominion trail or the Bruce trail along the Credit River.

Give yourself two and a half hours for the hike, including a short stop on occasion, to catch your breath.
Written August 23, 2021
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Toronto24 contributions
Pretty area but would go to another park next time
Jul. 2021
This is a quick 25 minute drive from Brampton however it is not in Alliston as Trip Advisor states - don't know why it says that - it is in Caledon West. Booked parking pass online as required. A bit disappointed upon arrival as no one working there - no ranger station - no students - no park guide book as at other provincial parks. Sign stating ticks in the area - which wasn't great but used to that in the woods and thought we would be okay if we stuck to the path. However the path to the Kettle Lake has not been groomed and there is lots of long grass overhanging the path which made me uncomfortable. Nice view down into the meadow area but avoided that walk due to tick alert as well. Also the path leading off the main entrance going down to the Kettle Lake path has a huge pile of big rocks, almost boulders which made it precarious to walk. I am fairly fit and had proper walking shoes on but someone a little less steady on their feet might find this daunting. The last time we visited in 2013 we walked to the falls area and it is closed now. Wonder why there is no one working there.
Written July 11, 2021
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Saraí M
3 contributions
Trail experience
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Well maintained trail, it has washrooms , unfortunately the access to the falls is closed. As you get closer to the falls the walk gets challenging. There is a long staircase, like 5 flights, good work out, $7.50 for parking for 4 hours, now you can book online on Ontario Parks website
Written June 13, 2021
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Burlington, Canada329 contributions
Not the Easy Trails for the Young and the Old
May 2021
I went to the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, mainly to see the Cataract Falls. I was hoping the short cut from Cataract Road would save me some time to get to the falls. Turn out the trail was closed for maintenance, so that was a waste of time. Then I drove to the parking lot of the Provincial Park, and paid $7.50 for a 4-hour parking. The information said it should take 40 minutes of walk on various trails to the waterfall. It took me an hour, mostly because I stopped along the way for photos. The waterfall was at the end of the trail (the trail was closed beyond that point). I found the viewpoint acceptable but not totally satisfactory because it is partially blocked. A little bit disappointed especially the trails were not the easiest to walk on. Lots of ups and downs. I have to take the same route back to the parking lot, and I got lost. The official signs were lack of information how to get back to the parking lot. Some one did write/scratch "parking lot" with arrow on some signs, but not all. So try to memorize the route to save you some grief. It took me 2 hours to make it back.
Written May 9, 2021
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Jacquie V
1 contribution
Parking nightmare
Dec. 2020
Arrived at the park at 1330. "Officer" at the entrance told us parking lot was full, wouldn't let us park on the road and walk in, wouldn't let us wait at the entrance. As we were asking her why we couldn't wait two cars came out but she still wouldn't let us in saying it was because we had disobeyed her and not moved on. She seemed to have no idea how many cars were already parked and how many she could let in as cars came out (simple math!!). The parking lot is very small and it is quite a poplular area. There are no no-parking signs on McLaren Road and cars were parked there, none were ticketed that day (our friends had got there a bit earlier than us, before the officer showed up, parked on the road for 4 hours, walked into the park, no ticket). It's a beautiful place, we have been there before, but not worth the parking hassle and ruining the day arguing with a power-tripping "officer".
Written December 28, 2020
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Toronto, Canada13 contributions
A breath of fresh air!
Jun. 2020 • Couples
Forks of the Credit Provincial Park offers various, beautiful landscapes such as prairies, hills, and forests. Though, the terrain in some areas does become rugged and mountainous-like. For instance, getting to view the falls requires hiking a very steep mountain, which I do not personally recommend to families with young children or elders. Forks of the Credit Provincial Park is best suited for hikers who consider themselves between the level moderate to difficult.

Be advised that there is a parking fee ($7 for 4hrs and $12 for the entire day). Despite starting our hike after lunch, we were lucky enough to find a few parking spots available. There were also few picnic tables around the main entrance and washrooms around the park (Note: no sink so bring your own hand sanitizer/ extra water). If you long for a change of scenery and/ or a quick hiking day trip away from the city or suburbs, then Forks is a decent size park to satisfy it. I've experienced it once, but will more likely try other parks.
Written July 19, 2020
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Vijay Borkar
Plano, TX14 contributions
Nothing much to do here
Sep. 2019
Nothing much to do here and may be hikers who like to walk around the trails may like it. It's not stroller friendly either and the walk trails doesn't look safer. Overall it was looking like a deserted area without any much of visitors. Just went and took some pics no other activities over there.
Written September 30, 2019
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Tuan Anh Luu
Mississauga, Canada71 contributions
It is ok for a easy hike in the weekend in town, but not much of attractive. I will opt for other options nearby.
Jul. 2019 • Solo
last weekend I tried to do a hiking trip on this park, with great review I read before, that I expect quite high of the park around the Orangeville and caleadone area.
In short, it is easy hiking for adult, mostly meadow and flat, about 40-45' one way to the fall&river, along the route is not so much to see, but the big disappointment that they close the access to the fall, you cannot see anything attractive at the end of the hike. in the same day, i also did hiking in the monoclifff park not far from it, which is much nicer, great view, great route, from easy to difficult, with much enjoyment.
to me, the hike in park is kind of boring, and I would choose some area nearby much more attractive like mono cliff park or belfountain conservation area for a day out.
Written July 30, 2019
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Toronto, Canada80 contributions
Smallish But Quality Park
May 2019 • Family
Built to protect the last of the Kettle Lakes from the rapacious gravel pits and protect a near pristine portion of the Credit River, Forks of The Credit offers a variety of ecosystems including the aforementioned Kettle Lakes. It is also a good spot to link up to the Bruce Trail or the Trans Canada. If you can go on a weekday, it is not too busy. It has some picnic tables up by the parking lot on McClaren. Tale a cooler and leave it in the car, or drive over to Belfountain after the hike for a bite.
Written June 3, 2019
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Caledon, Canada33 contributions
Great park but busy on summer weekends
Aug. 2018 • Solo
The Forks of the Credit Road and the adjacent provincial park are among the most scenic of southern Ontario areas. Formed by the Credit River and a fold in the Niagara Escarpment, there are dramatic views from cliff tops, from the valley below and along the Credit River. It is a great place for birders, hikers and bikers. It is stunning in the fall. However, the area is well known and a great favourite so skip holiday weekends. Weekdays are the best days to visit if you like privacy. Parking is a challenge unless you start the trails on the top of the escarpment. There is an entrance off McLaren Road with good parking. This is a favourite dog walking area but you can get down to the valley by following the trail signs.
Written April 20, 2019
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