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Duncan Crevice, Kolapore Uplands

Provincial Nature Reserve with great views and slit caves

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Photographic Potential:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Natural History Diversity: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Landscape Features: Escarpment slit caves with moss-covered boulders and rock sides; panaramic views east across the Mill Creek valley to Metcalfe Rock; Pinnacle Rock is near the junction of the Main Trail and the Townline Access Side Trail near the 6th Sideroad

Flora & Fauna: Deciduous forest with cedar tree "forest" along the edge; wide variety of ferns

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Facilities: Parking along edge of 9th Sideroad, east of Duncan; Note: there are no washrooms at this parking lot

Access: From parking area, it's a straight hike along top of escarpment to the slit caves; a 9km loop can be made by continuing to hike south then east along the Main Trail to Metcalfe Rock then back to the parking lot along the Chuck Grant Side Trail to the Main Trail.

Winter Access: Walking/hiking possible with extreme caution along cliff edges, but not nordic skiing and snowshoeing

Hazards & Precautions: High cliffs with deep slit caves and crevices - extreme caution needed. Rugged rocky trail in places; slippery rocks when wet.

Notes: The Bruce Trail is rugged over rocks and small boulders in places, but very lush with great diversity of ground cover, rock cover and bird life.

Additional Information (links open in a new window):

  •  Blog Post

  •  Duncan Crevice Provincial Nature Reserve

  •  Bruce Trail Map 25 Kolapore Uplands

     (direct download for $3)

Nearby:

  •  Kolapore Wilderness Trails

  •  Eugenia Falls

  •  Hogg's Falls

  •  Metcalfe Rock