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There is a great loop hike that you can do around the Lion's Head Provincial Nature Reserve, which is located just south of the village of Lion's Head.
The entire loop is about 19kms and took us 6hrs. However, we stopped at each and every viewpoint, had a lunch break and had many photo stops as well. You can visit just the most dramatic viewpoint, by hiking in from Lion's Head and then retracing your path back out. This would probably take an hour each way.
We began on North Shore Rd in Barrow's Bay and followed the Bruce Trail through cedar forest northeast, steadily climbing as you ascend the escarpment to Gun Point. It doesn't take long before you emerge from the forest and reach your first viewpoint such as the one pictured here. The path continues in and out of the dense forest and at one point descends right to a primitive campsite on a rocky beach of Georgian Bay. You then climb back up and continue northwest to the Lion's Head lookout. From here you will see many rock climbers and have a good view to the west of Lion's Head village. The path then descends from here to the west until it intersects with the Elsie side trail, which will take you on a level hike south through birch forest and open meadow back to the carpark.
Directions: To do the entire loop, park your car either at the end of Cemetary Rd, or at the end of North Shore Road, or in Lion's Head.
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