Lions Head

About the Trail

Moderate | Signed | Sloping Terrain | Rocky with Roots

Savour the epic escarpment scenery at Lion’s Head! The magnificent limestone cliffs wrapping around the shores of Isthmus Bay have the appearance of a lion’s head, the area’s namesake, when viewed from below. Examples of glacial potholes, deep caverns and depressions created by ice and water erosion, are found along this stretch of the Bruce Trail.

From the parking area, walk back out of the driveway and turn right, following the blue-blazed side trail along Moore Street. After 500 metres, the side trail turns off the road and continues along a laneway into Lion’s Head Provincial Nature Reserve. At the intersection with the white blazed main trail, follow the trail into the forest along the woodchip path. The best views are from the main Lion’s Head lookout, where a small sign on the trail points to the left. After basking in the magnificent views, you can retrace your steps back to your car.


Grab your hiking gear and come explore the Greenbelt's beautiful, protected countryside.
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Tourism Info

The Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access.

Parks Ontario Bruce Trail Conservancy