Singhampton Caves

Date:Saturday May 22
Hike Leader:Howard Gibson
Distance:10km
Pace:Moderate
Difficulty:Level 3
Invitation: Meetup
Start at Trailhead:11:00am

Singhampton Caves in the spring!

This hike is shown on Map 23 on your Bruce Trail guide. Singhampton Caves are what most of us would call crevasses. This is not a spelunking hike. The crevasses were created when huge blocks broke away from the cliff faces.

There are cliffs along several parts of this trail. These provide gorgeous views. Please, please be cautious at the edges.

The caves make this a Level 3 hike. Sturdy hiking boots or shoes, with ankle support and good treads, are strongly recommended. Hikers with inadequate footwear may not be allowed to enter the caves portion of the trail.

Directions

The pickup at Yonge and York Mills will be at 9:00am! The parking lot at the trailhead is small, so we appreciate car pooling more than usual.

  1. From Yonge and York Mills, go west on Highway 401 to Highway 410. Make sure you are in the collector lanes.
  2. Go north, all the way, on Highway 410, until it merges with Highway 10.
  3. Continue north on Highway 10, passing through Orangeville.
  4. At the lights at Highway 89, turn left and drive towards Shelburne. Actually, you still are on Highway 10.
  5. The next traffic lights should be Simcoe Country Road 124. Turn right, and drive north to the town of Singhampton.
  6. At Singhampton, Road 124 turns right. Do not follow this. Continue driving north on what is now Osprey/Clearview Town Line.
  7. The next right-turn intersection will be County Road 91, possibly signed as Duntroon Road. Turn right.
  8. You will pass a quarry on your right. The Bruce Trail parking lot will be on your left, the north side, at the top of a big hill that drops off to the east.
  9. Park.

Google Maps directions may or may not agree with the above. The street address is 9749 County Rd 91, Duntroon, Ontario.

Remarks

We will start at the Bruce Trail club's parking lot on County Road 91, just west of Duntroon. From there we will hike from BTC km 29 to the Singhampton Caves at BTC km 35.4, returning on the same route. On the way back to the cars we will explore the new Franks Lime Kiln side trail, a feature recently restored and opened to the public. After, we can do dinner at Mylar & Loreta's in Singhampton. We know a bunch of you are looking forward to this. Total hike distance (to be confirmed) is about 12km.