The time has come to put away our sunhats and swimsuits in exchange for warm sweaters and hiking boots. We are entering one of the most beautiful times of year to explore the outdoors, and Ontario boasts some stunning trails that allow you to do just so. This fall, embark on a colourful adventure to Ontario's Skinner's Bluff Trail, the most amazing place to view the seasonal colours!

The perfect time to take in fall scenery is almost upon us, and the lookout from Skinner's Bluff won't disappoint. Located near Wiarton, the hike is a few hours' drive from Toronto, but totally worth the trip. Running along the Niagara escarpment, the 11 km trail offers stunning scenes of Georgian Bay.

As you hike through the vibrant forest along the escarpment, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of crystal waters and dreamy distant islands. Eventually, you'll reach the lookout point. A thick slab of rock juts out from the trail, allowing you to enjoy a nearly 360-degree view of your surroundings. It's almost like you're floating above a stunning fall scene. 

As you come to the end of the hike, you can adventure through ancient sea caves for an unforgettable finish to your journey. As there are no fences or railings around the lookout point, it is advised to stay cautious while enjoying the views!

Parking is available within a 15-minute walk from the trial. You can park along the roadside, then continue on foot until you get to Bruce Trail blazes. Keep an eye out for rocky terrain and protruding roots. Parking is unavailable during winter and early spring.

Skinner's Bluff Trail

Price: Free

Address: Skinner's Bluff, ON

Why You Need To Go: This rocky peak is the most incredible place to gaze out at the colourful fall scenery.

We strongly advise that before you go hiking or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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