Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Preserve

Scotts Falls Near Hockley Valley McCreath

Scott’s Falls rock face near Hockley Valley. Photo courtesy of Martin McCreath.

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.

Get the Trail MapThe 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, -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


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