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7 Breathtaking Cliffs In Ontario That Aren't The Scarborough Bluffs

Climb your way to all the best views!
Ontario Associate Editor
Ontario's Cliff Hikes That Will Bring You All The Best Views

From magnificent waterfalls to sparkling blue lakes, Ontario has so many natural wonders to admire. One of the province's most stunning features is the towering cliffs that can be seen in parks and along the escarpment. While the Scarborough Bluffs is always a popular spot, there are so many other breathtaking rockfaces to explore. Ontario's cliff hikes will take your next adventure to new heights.

Leave your fear of heights behind and take a trip to these soaring rock formations across Ontario.

With views of turquoise pools and far off cities, these places will make you feel like the king of the castle.

The Elora Quarry is known for its limestone cliffs that encase a blue swimming hole.

You can spend the day hiking along these rocky towers, admiring them from the beach, or even drifting alongside them in a tube.

Cup and Saucer Trail will lead you out to a lookout point with panoramic views. You'll feel as if you're floating as you enjoy the scenery from atop this rock ledge.

If you want to indulge in more elevated views, you can visit these suspension bridges around the province from more thrilling adventures.

Lace-up those hiking boots and start climbing these impressive cliffs!

As many hiking trails and conservation areas remain temporarily closed, it's important to always check their website before travelling. 

Mono Cliffs

Price: Prices vary

Address: 795122 3rd Ln. E., Orangeville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Follow a stairway that winds through towering rockfaces and enjoy the views from the lookout point at this spot.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: R.R. #1, Pass Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: With over 100 kilometres of trails, this park boasts amazing views from Top of the Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout.

Eagle's Nest

Price: Free

Address: Eagle's Nest Trail, Greater Madawaska, ON

Why You Need To Go: While you may think this skyscraping cliff requires a day's journey to reach the top, this stunning lookout is accessible by a short one and a half kilometre hike.

Bon Echo Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: 16151 ON-41, Cloyne, ON

Why You Need To Go: Impressive cliffs line the escarpment in this provincial park, with one reaching 100 metres high. You can even find historic Indigenous pictographs on some of the rock faces.

Elora Quarry

Price: $10.50 per adult

Address: 319 Wellington County Rd. 18, Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: Majestic limestone cliffs wrap around a turquoise swimming hole at this dreamy place.

Mount Nemo

Price: $7 per adult

Address: 5317 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: This cliff offers views as far as the CN Tower on clear days.

Cup And Saucer Trail

Price: Free

Address: 6301 Bidwell Rd., Sheguiandah, ON

Why You Need To Go: The edge of this cliff juts out into the sky, making you feel like you're floating.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming 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.

    Madeline Forsyth
    Ontario Associate Editor
    Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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