Leisure 9k photo hike in Caledon Hills, Forks of the Credit, Bruce Trail
Haven’t been hiking in the Bruce Trail for almost 20 years. Spent a day hiking the Caledon Hills, Forks of the Credit section to capture some photos of the fall foliage. Today is the 2nd weekend after Thanksgiving. This time of the year is usually a little bit too late for the fall photos and should have missed the most vivid colours of the fall.
The trail is about an hour driving from Toronto to Caledon on 401 West to 410 North to Mayfield Rd turning west to Hwy 10 north. Go up north on Hwy 10 and passed Olde Baseline Rd. Turn left on to Forks of the Credit Rd to McLaren Rd, turn right on Mclaren Rd to Puckering Ln. Trail starts at left side of Puckering Ln and ends at Dominion St and Forks of the Credit Rd. Total distance is about 9k.
This section of the Bruce Trail is marked by a white rectangular mark. The whole section is considered relatively easy, but with many inter-junctions to branch out. Stay focused on the white rectangular mark and follow the directions of the Bruce trail.
Temperature is about 9 to 12c with partly cloudy and sunny. Looks like we are really a bit late for the fall leave pictures. The trees are not so naked but there is not much colour variety other than yellow and brownish. The whole trail is now covered with leaves. After 4km, the trail is running parallel to the Credit River, meeting the forks, the Cataract Falls and a dam. We were having lunch right at the forks. This trail is considered heavily used as you will see people everywhere especially along the Credit River section. Surprisingly, we met our friend Jennifer on the trail almost at the finish when she started at the opposite end from Forks of the Credit Rd and Dominion St.
Not a spectacular scenic trail but worth walking as a beginner for a day’s outing.
Caledon Hills, Forks of the Credit, Bruce Trail Hiking Ontario