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Singhampton Caves Loop

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Singhampton Cave and rocky scrambles


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1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Loop

1,757' 536 m

High

1,575' 480 m

Low

197' 60 m

Up

199' 61 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Cave · Geological Significance

Overview

This loop takes place at the Nottawasaga Lookout Provincial Nature Reserve, a non-operating provincial park, and follows the Bruce Trail along with two side trails. This hike is alternately known as Singhampton Cave or Nottawasaga Lookout.

Description

Start at Eagle Crescent and take the left fork of the Bruce Trail: Blue Mountains Section. At about 350m, you'll come to some caves and ledges which you can explore a little; this is actually the upper level over top of the caves you'll be hiking later! Follow the Bruce Trail: Blue Mountains Section until you get to a sign to your left for Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail. It may be easy to miss because the trail descends down into the crevasse and it doesn't look much like a trail.

The next 1km or so is a lot of scrambling over, under, around, and through rocks. It can be slippery or muddy, so be careful, but the caves keep the area cool so it's nice on a hot day. The cave network is extensive, so have a good time exploring, but follow the blue blazes to avoid getting lost.

Next, you'll exit the Singhampton Cave and continue along Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail until it rejoins the Bruce Trail: Blue Mountains Section. Turn right, and proceed for about 200m before seeing signs for Singhampton Side Trail on your left. Follow it until you get back to the Bruce Trail: Blue Mountains Section, then turn right, and follow the white blazes back to where you parked.

Contacts

Local Club: Bruce Trail Conservancy

Land Manager: Ontario Parks

Shared By:

Ali Ryder

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Entrance to the Standing Rock and Caves Side Trail.
Aug 10, 2021 near Colling…, ON
Man and baby in a cave.
Aug 10, 2021 near Colling…, ON
Interesting caves and rock formations.
Aug 10, 2021 near Colling…, ON
Standing Rock and Caves side trail.
Aug 10, 2021 near Colling…, ON
Don't miss the viewpoints
Aug 9, 2018 near Colling…, ON
Standing Rock and Caves sidetrail
Aug 9, 2018 near Colling…, ON

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