About the Trail

Moderate | Signed | Mostly Flat | Rock Beach

Stand at the tip of the Bruce in Tobermory! Bruce Peninsula National Park features dramatic cliffs and the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay, large tracts of forest, diverse wetlands. Ancient cedar trees spiral from the cliff-edge; a multitude of orchids and ferns take root in a mosaic of habitats and the night is brilliant with stars in this Dark Sky Preserve. The side trail heads out to Burnt Point with wide views to the south, east and north, featuring the islands of Fathom Five National Marine Park.

From the parking area at the Bruce Peninsula National Park Visitor’s Centre, follow the white blazes of the main Bruce Trail along the edge of the parking lot and past the observation tower along a gravel path. Within about a kilometre (15 to 20 minutes) you’ll reach the Burnt Point Side Trail loop, which is blazed blue. You can take the trail in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. At Dunk’s Point, having reached the northernmost point on the Bruce Trail, the side trail turns inland to complete the 3.7 km return trip back to the white blazed main Bruce Trail. At the junction with the main Bruce Trail, turn right and retrace your steps along the white blazed trail back to the Visitor’s Centre.


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  Hiking Itineraries

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 Canada Bruce Trail Conservancy