Glen Haffy - There and Back Hike
Difficulty: Medium (for some big Hills, especially at the end)
Duration: About 80-90m/ Approximately 6km.
Starting location/Parking: Google Maps Link | Park Information
There is some parking along the side of the road on Coolihans Side Road, just past Glen Haffy road. There is room for 5 or so cars. You should be able to see the "trail ladder" from the road.
Follow the white blazes along the fence to the left...
About the hike: Bdot found an incredible all Bruce Trail route that we walked this past weekend. It was pretty awesome. Probably 80%+ in forested area. It passes many little streams, a bunch of bridges and is full of lovely wildflowers and towering trees.
While this loop does follow parts of the Red and Blue Glen Haffy trails, you'll always simply be following the white Bruce Trail blazes. The trail will eventually exit into a hilly meadow. Follow along with the right edge of the meadow/forest until you see the white blazes continue into to the forest. It isn't too far from the entrance into the meadow. The trail follows down into some incredible forest area. There are several little bridges to cross. Occasionally the trail will fork off to a red, blue or unidentified trail. Just follow the white blazes.
There are internal numbered markers in the Park - I may do a loop with them in the future.
Follow the White blazes. There are a few areas where the trail emerged out from the forest, there is even a vista, which should be nice in the Fall.
You can turn around where ever you want... we walked until the trail hit Highway 9 then turned around and went back the way we came. We really enjoyed this loop and will return!. Nearly done. Back out to meadow.
You can use the "back enterance" by parking along Glen Haffy Road and enter near the #10 marker.
Our route (which has become the 'usual' route) is #10 > #9 > #11 > #4 > #3 > #2 > #1 then back again to form a loop. It is about 6km/90m.