Bruce's Caves Conservation Area

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Bruce's Caves Conservation Area

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Mtravel
14 contributions
Aug 2021
As others have warned, when you drive into the actual parking lot of the Caves, take it easy and slow. Lots of BUMPS! Parking is limited and small and you have to pay. I would download the app and pay before you go (you have 12 hour limit) as signal at the caves can be very patchy. We did see some parked at the entrance, not sure if you can. We went early morning. We got very lucky with parking because as we were leaving, the lot was full. You will need good shoes, running shoes will do, definitely don't recommend sandal type shoes. We went after a day of rain so it can be slippery and muddy so be careful. We spent about 1.5 hours or so if you strictly do the caves otherwise you can walk on the trails after visiting the caves.
I have been to many trails in Ontario and this is by far the best marked and it was easy to navigate. There's a "hidden" path that will take you up the caves if you look carefully, as soon as you make it to the caves make a right turn there are some rocks there that look like stairs and you can keep climbing up to the top of the caves.
Written August 8, 2021
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Veronika
6 contributions
Jul 2021
Caves are amazing. Moss covered rocks make is seem like ayou are in a fairytale. Try and park at the top or drive carefully on the way down as there are lots of huge potholes.
Written August 3, 2021
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niajef
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Jul 2021
its an ok hike to the caves, not far, the caves are nothing special, you can keep going left or right, not sure where it leads, and not sure whats there. we went left for about 20 mins and turned back cuz were short on time
Written August 1, 2021
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ASGLondon
London, Ontario141 contributions
Jul 2021
Pretty neat geological feature of the area, worth about an hour of your time.

The caves are very hard to find and are at the end of a narrow road where passing cars is very difficult, so have your wits about you when you go. It is $10 to park, but you have to pay with your phone and the signal is very poor - so pay for parking in advance while you have a strong signal.

Calling these features a "caves" is a bit generous. These feature would be better described as rock shelters. They are essentially formed from a rock fault that eroded a few small alcoves in the cliff face. Not a terribly uncommon find in Ontario, I've been in similar "caves" in Cambridge, Guelph, and Hamilton. Still, a fun experience.

The "caves" themselves are about a half kilometer hike from the parking lot, so be prepared for a bit of a walk. Water and skeeter juice is must, but you can leave your flashlights in the car.
Written July 8, 2021
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chavargo
Kitchener, Canada13 contributions
Jun 2020
This cave is a short walk from the parking lot and is a quick reward for little effort. It is the location of some movies like Quest for Fire, so you can use your imagination!
Written September 13, 2020
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Jane S
Toronto, Canada301 contributions
Sep 2020
Not recommended for those with mobility problems as the rocks can be difficult for maneuvering. However, not a long walk to the caves and for those who are fit there is lots to explorer. The view of the caves are worth the walk in. The drive to the cave parking lot is very rough so take it slow.
Written September 13, 2020
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Larry P
6 contributions
Aug 2020
easy short hike to the caves, but very rocky at the caves with several vertical climbs, be sure to wear good hiking shoes, also a nice hike on the Bruce Trail that takes you to the top of the caves, very shady so no need for sunscreen
Written August 26, 2020
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Natalia R
Richmond Hill, Canada4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Seeing the caves, escarpment and flora was impressive . The 800 meters road leading to parking was terrible, whoever is in charge of it please fix it soon ! Trails were not too well marked.
Picnic area besides parking was helpful .
Written August 16, 2020
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allysonm818
Elora3 contributions
Jul 2020
great place to explore if looking for something nice and relaxing not too long. mobility issues when walking up to the caves if you are not steady on your fit.
Can park in the first parking lot and walk in 800 meters about 10 - 15 minutes. you can also drive down to the second parking lot. it's an app to pay for 6.00 for parking. the road has some deep pot holes so be careful with your car
Written August 3, 2020
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LeaElle
Toronto, Canada73 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
After a day of driving around looking for things to do on a Sunday afternoon, I cannot express how happy I was when we found this trail.

The trail itself for hiking is quite simple and well marked (no fear of getting lost in the woods), but what is most facilitating is that it leads you to these beautiful caves!!! Having travelled and experienced caves in other countries my heart just opened when I wandered upon the opening. I was in awe- that this existed!!

The hike through the cave is simple- but make sure you have a good shoe on as you are navigating large (sometimes slanted) rocks. That said, tons of kids doing it easily.

I would suggest bug spray as there were quite a few, and hand sanitizer as you will end up grabbing hold of rocks/ trees to climb through.

A must see if you in the area!!
Written September 2, 2019
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