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Metcalfe Rock, Kolapore Uplands

Beautiful rock wall, crevice and slit caves

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Photographic Potential:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Natural History Diversity: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Landscape Features: Walls of limestone with moss-covered slit caves and crevices with panoramic views west across the Mill River valley to Duncan Crevice Caves area.

Flora & Fauna: Rich and mature deciduous forest with cedar tree "forest" along the edge

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Facilities: Parking area for 12-15 cars as indicated on the Bruce Trail maps (10th Line between 6th and 9th Sideroad); Note: there are no washrooms at this parking lot

Access: Less than 1km in and up along the Main Trail (white blazes) and back, but can be extended into a 2.5km loop by taking the Chuck Grant Side Trail (blue blazes) back down to 10th Line and walking south back to the parking area.

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

  •  Ontario Trails

  •  Bruce Trail Map 25 Kolapore Uplands

     (direct download for $3)

Nearby:

  •  Kolapore Wilderness Trails

  •  Eugenia Falls

  •  Hogg's Falls

  •  Duncan Crevice Provincial Nature Reserve