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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Orangeville

(4.6/5 based on 95 reviews on the web)
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park lies within the rural town of Mono, in southern-Ontario, Canada, along the Bruce Trail. It is part of the Niagara Escarpment Parks System, and the escarpment Biosphere Reserve.Main entranceThe main entrance to the park is located along the 3rd Line E.H.S. at a pay parking lot with washrooms. There is a map of the park and the seven colour-coded trails: Carriage Trail (red) Spillway Trail (blue) Cliff Top Trail (green) McCarston's Lake (orange) South Outlier Trail (yellow) Lookout Trail (grey) Bruce Trail (dotted) The map also indicates how each section of the trail can be used: hiking biking horseback riding campingNatural featuresRock faces: As the name suggests, the park has a number of cliff faces along the Niagara Escarpment itself. Along the Cliff Top Trail is a sturdy set of stairs which descend about down the rock face to a wooden path that runs between the cliff face and a small outlier, providing excellent views of the rock, ferns, and cedars. Caving, rock climbing, bouldering, and scrambling are not permitted anywhere in the park.Also along the Cliff Top Trail is a viewing platform that extends out over the cliff edge, with a great view to the north east across the park to the farms beyond.Large Outliers: There are two large 'outliers' that have been separated from the main escarpment edge.Water features: In the north west corner of the park is McCarston's Lake. There are also a number of streams and smaller ponds throughout the park, the largest just below the viewing platform.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We had a great hike. It was an overcast and rainy day but we ventured out anyway. We tools bikes a long also. Three dads and their kids out to look at local nature. Our kids ranged from 17 to 10 years...  more »
  • My sisters fiancee and I (we were "bonding haha) went on a nature walk as she was attending a wedding. This place was beautiful! The trails are well marked, it's very clean and there are lots of signa...  more »
  • Excellent location, we went during a weekday so there were not a lot of fellow hikers. Trails are well marked.  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful during the fall. I went with some friends one weekend and came back again with my mom the very next weekend. Worth the drive, lots of trails, and wonderful for those who like a large variety in scenery. Valleys, ridges, hill tops, look outs, lakes, heavy to light wooded areas, open fields, and more.
  • It was a great place to take the family for a walk. We all enjoyed the fall colors. Trails were well marked and very clean to walk. Granted we only did two trail loops still would highly recommend this place.
  • Really liked this park and the trails it provides. The Carriage Trail just brings you up the hill, but it links to several other trails that are quite nice. Especially liked the Cliff-Top Side Trail as it brings you to a look out inon top of the hill with a great view over the "lake" below. The part of the Walter Tovell Trail that connects to Cliif-Top Trail and brings you back to Carriage Trail is very beautiful. There's quite a few nice trails to discover in the park.
  • Simply, breath taking views. A great place to bring friends and family to experience Canada in all its glory. Just remember to stay on the paths and don't venture off of them. Otherwise you'll disturb the fragile ecosystem.
  • Very beautiful park. Trails are well maintained and should be easy for parents of young kids for those with slight mobility impairment. The gem to see here would be the stairs down through a large crevasse. Would also suggest to hike over to the small lake.