This 378 hectare Reserve has unique habitat and landform characteristics – including of forested moraines, open meadows with swamp, bottomland and forest on the floor of the valley and beautiful views from the Niagara Escarpment.
The Hockley River cuts through a gorge in the escarpment. The Bruce Trail runs through this Reserve offering several scenic loop trails. Permitted uses here are hiking and cross-country skiing only.
|Name||Hockley Valley Nature Preserve|
|Description||Hockley Valley Provincial Park is an Algonquin-esque natural wonderland that is a short forty-five minute drive from the Great Toronto Area and is entirely free of fees to visit.|
|Activities||Hiking, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing|
|Location||Latitude. 43.991803136°, Longitude. -80.05796274°. On Hockley Road / County Road 7 just west of the parking lot.|
|Maps||Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Preserve Map|
|Trail Head||Hockley Road / County Road 7. Exit the parking lot, turn to your right, west, for a short walk down the side of the road. Look for the wooden steps on the right.|
|Trail End||Hockley Road / County Road 7, back to the parking lot.|
|Distance||Varies from 3 km to 9 km|
|Difficulty||Moderate to difficult|
|Amenities||None. Restaurants and shops are close by.|
|Landmarks||Rolling hills, a varied forest, ravines with rivers and bridges.|
|Trail Web Site||The Bruce Trail Conservancy|