Purple Valley at Colpoys Bay

About the Trail

Easy to Moderate | Signed | Little Slope | Rocky with Roots

This hike takes place on land acquired by the Bruce Trail Conservancy in partnership with Ontario Nature, for permanent protection of Malcolm Bluff; made possible by the generosity of the BTC’s and Ontario Nature’s members and donors. Enjoy it in all seasons!

From the parking lot, turn left on the Purple Valley Access Trail (marked with blue-blazes). Turn left again on the whiteblazed main trail, and follow it along the edge of the Escarpment, with fine views over Colpoy’s Bay. After awhile, you will reach the blueblazed Malcolm Bluff Side Trail near the boundary with the Chippewas of Nawash First Nations land. Turn left and continue west through the forest and then meadow, finally reaching Wright’s Crescent where one last left turn leads you along the road 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.

Ontario Nature Bruce Trail Conservancy