Panoramic views across the Beaver Valley near Kimberley, Ontario await the hiker on the Bruce Trail at Old Baldy.
At Old Baldy itself, the Niagara Escarpment face is 152 m high. Watch for turkey vultures and buteo hawks. The updraft created by the valley's walls makes this a favourite haunt of these birds. Ancient cedar trees cling to the Escarpment edge.
From the parking lot there are short and long hikes heading 'in and out' along the same route, or, you can make your return trip using the MacKirk Side Trail.
Bruce Trail Section: Beaver Valley
Directions & Parking:
Directions: From Toronto
Directions : From Hwy 26
In this area, the Bruce Trail passes through Old Baldy Conservation Area, managed by the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA). GSCA does not charge access or parking fees for Old Baldy Conservation Area.
Follow the white-blazed main Bruce Trail south along the cedar-lined Escarpment edge, passing several excellent viewpoints, before reaching Old Baldy Lookout in approximately 1.5 km.
Return along the same route, or for something new, return by way of the Mac Kirk Side Trail, marked with blue blazes. This loop provides a pleasant stroll through a hardwood forest after the exciting view from the cliffs of Old Baldy.