Mono Cliffs

Date:Sunday November 20
Hike Leader:Howard Gibson
Distance:12 km
Difficulty:Level 2

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 to Highway 410.
  2. Take Highway 410 north until it merges with Highway 10.
  3. Take Highway 10 north, through Orangeville. At County Road 8, Mono Centre Road, turn right, east.
  4. After a few kilometers, the road will bend gradually to the left, north.
  5. Look for a "MONO CENTRE COMMUNITY CENTRE PARKING LOT ENTRANCE" sign to your right. If you reach a stop sign, you have gone too far.
  6. Park!

Here is the destination on Google Maps We meet at 11:30am.


Mono Centre is part of the Niagara 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.

Mono Centre has an excellent pub for after the hike. Not your average fare, they may not have a Ceasar Salad but what they do have will be good.