The Nels Maher Side Trail, along with the Edmonstrone Side Trail makes a great loop trail hike. Along with the main trail of the Bruce Trail these two side trails make a 3 km loop through a mixed hardwood forest.

This loop trail falls within the Sydenham section of the Bruce Trail. For more information on other loop and side trails and the portion of the main Bruce Trail in this section please visit the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club’s website at

With file information from the Bruce Trail.  For more information on this and other portions of the Bruce Trail please purchase the Bruce Trail Maps from the Bruce Trail Conservancy at

Trail users are advised to obtain an updated version of the Bruce Trail guide before venturing out as trail information may change from time to time.

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Nels Maher Side Trail characteristics

Length: 3 km loop
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural and Rock
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: none

Attractions: none

Sydenham Bruce Trail Club:

Find it: Kemble Rock Rd north of Kemble

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.7475260
Longitude: -80.9330400

Nels Maher Side Trail Image Gallery

Photo credits:

Don Knight