Mono Cliffs is a unique area containing fascinating bedrock and glacial geology, as well as a wealth of natural history features. From the parking area, head north, west and then north again along the farm lanes on the west side of McCarston’s Lake. Here you are crossing the Orangeville Moraine. When climate conditions became less severe, glaciers would often stagnate, and sand and gravel from the melting ice was deposited at the nose of the glacier in knobby ridges called moraines. In the Mono area are two very extensive moraines: the Orangeville Moraine to the west and the Singhampton-Gibraltar Moraine to the east.  The McCarston’s Lake Side Trail circles around the west and north sides of the lake. Past the intersection with the Lookout Side Trail, it heads south along the shoreline and then swings east to follow the Escarpment edge. You will soon come across “Jacob’s Ladder”, which allows you to descend the Escarpment a short distance, when you have finished at Jacob’s Ladder, return to the main trail and turn left to continue along the 2nd Line road allowance to your car.

Trail Location

2km north of Mono Centre, near Orangeville

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Length: 3.1 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Bruce Trail Conservancy 1-800-665-4453

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.0472610
Longitude: -80.0774770