Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Orangeville

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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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  • It was one of the most amazing place in the world. 3 days winpthout my family. In my dorm room, I had Ella and Ariya. It was so fun to fall asleep together.  more »
  • Drove 1.5 hours from Ajax, ON because we've heard amazing things about Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. To our surprise, it spent over 4.5 hours hiking and exploring the park. There is a beautiful lookout...  more »
  • Lots of trails to hike. The Bruce Trail cuts through the park and has some side trails too. some sections are very technical and difficult to travel. The main trails are all easy to medium effort. The...  more »
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  • Tips: best to visit in the fall. I came once in the spring and was not overly impressed. There are lots of different trail options and they are not well-marked throughout. I usually have a good enough memory, but this is a place I'd recommend taking a picture of the map. There's a racoon here that is clearly used to being fed and is not afraid to approach. The entrances can get very muddy in the spring but the rest of the area is usually okay.
  • An excellent place to enjoy the natural wildlife. Though I had came here only in the winter, the experience had continually been thrilling. MonoCliffs' trails are great for hiking in, though there isn't any winter maintenance so you may need to watch your step. It's nice to visit here at night, where you can take a break from the city and stargaze. All in all, MonoCliffs is a definite go-to place if you want to experience the fullest of Canada's wilderness.
  • Really good trails with a variety of different views and fascinating spots. Plenty of options to take in trails, and connects to the Bruce trail. A few outhouses available for if you need it in a long path.
  • The park is non-operating, but you are required to pay for parking at a machine. About 20 km of trails that are well maintained by the Bruce Trail. Lots of hills. Nice overlooks.
  • This park has some awesome rock formation. It's smaller than you would imagine but is quite worth the hike. For those who want to see the rocks, it's on the north end of the Cliff top side trail (green line on the Ontario Parks map) which is accessible via the Carriage trail (orange line) which in turn starts at the parking lot.
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