Mono Cliffs

Date: Sunday September 30

Hike Leader: Alan Backlund

Mono Cliffs is a 750 hectare Natural Environment class park that is part of the Niagara Escarpment Parks System, and the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. The area was chosen for its provincially significant biological and geological features. Botanists have noted that the local vegetation includes a particularly rich diversity of ferns. Mono Cliffs contains a significant section \ of the Niagara Escarpment, including crevice caves, an upland limestone plain, and talus slopes. The park features two prominent masses of rock, separated by erosion from the main rock body. When this occurs, the resultant feature is called an outlier.


From Yonge and York Mills...

  1. Take Highway 401 west 9.9 kilometers to Highway 400.
  2. Take Highway 400 north 35.4 kilometers to Highway 9.
  3. Go west on Highway 9 towards Orangeville, 31.6 kilometers to Airport Road.
  4. Take Airport Road (County Road 18) north 12.7 kilometers to Mono Centre Road (County Road 8).
  5. Take Mono Centre Road west 4.2 kilometers to 3 E.H.S.
  6. Go north on 3 E.H.S., 1.0 kilometer to the parking area, which should be over on your left.


Parking costs $11.00. There is no attendant. There are pay and display machines which do not take credit cards. You need the eleven dollars in coins! A big advantage of carpooling is that you can combine your coins to make up the parking.

This is annoying, but the money goes for a good cause, to keep up a really cool park.


Mono Centre is part of the Niagra Escarpment. There are several cliff lookouts. There are hills to be hiked up and down. The distance should not be particularly long. We do recommand lugging a camera with you.