Mono Cliffs

Date: Sunday October 20

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 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. Take Airport Road (County Road 18) north 12.7 kilometers to Mono Centre Road (County Road 8).
  5. Mono Centre road will turn left and then right as it passes through Mono Centre itself. It turns left again.
  6. When it makes yet another turn to the right, continue north on 3 E.H.S., 1.0 kilometer to the parking area, which should be over on your left.

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


Parking costs $11.00. Apparently, they have a new fee machine that takes credit cards. 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.

Mono Centre has an excellent pub for after the hike.