Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Preserve

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
Parking Parking Lot
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
Surfaces Natural
Amenities None. Restaurants and shops are close by.
Landmarks Rolling hills, a varied forest, ravines with rivers and bridges.
Cost No cost
Trail Web Site The Bruce Trail Conservancy
Closest Town Orangeville