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Pretty River Loop

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 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Quiet, scenic area with a very pretty river.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Loop

1,405' 428 m

High

1,013' 309 m

Low

415' 126 m

Up

417' 127 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Overview

This is a great, peaceful hike through picturesque forests and alongside a small, babbling brook. Take off your shoes and splash around!

Description

Take Pretty River Access Trail from Pretty River Road and follow it about 250m up an incline to the main Bruce Trail: Blue Mountains Section. Parts of this segment have been damaged in a recent windstorm and it looks quite alien! Turn right and pass through a cedar thicket. The trail winds through the tightly clustered trunks.

At about 700m, you'll come to the junction of the Pretty River Side Trail; follow it left. You'll come to Sundown Lake on your right, then pass through more forest as you head uphill and eventually reach the peak at around 2km, where you reconnect with the Bruce Trail: Blue Mountains Section.

It's downhill from here, as you come across some nice views and a pretty river with several small waterfalls and a few short boardwalks. Towards the end of the hike, there's an area where you can wade into the river. Great for dogs or kids!

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Ali Ryder

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The titular pretty river.
Aug 12, 2021 near Colling…, ON
Pretty River Valley Provincial Park.
Aug 12, 2021 near Colling…, ON
Enchanted forest.
Aug 12, 2021 near Colling…, ON

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