Hiking Lion’s Head
Getting to this trail requires a commitment to driving 3.5 hours from the GTA, but the hike itself and the spectacular view is so worth it. If you get an early start, it is easy to make it to the trail head by mid-morning, a word of caution if it at all is wet a good sturdy pair of hiking boots are essential.
We chose the Moore Street Side Trail as there was easy parking on the beach road and my teenage daughter agreed to join for this hike. It started out a fairly easy straight road walk albeit very muddy on our trip, then onto more rocky terrain that took us to the Lion’s Head Pothole. We took a few minutes from the hike to explore this rock formation and have a climb inside, the dog loved the cave inside. After a short respite we continued the hike towards the lookout, along the way we found some slippery sections due to the recent rain, lots of moss and fungi to stop and check out. We were rewarded on arrival at the lookout with a spectacular view, although the day was really windy at the end of September, so it was a chilly but glad that I dressed in layers!
We continued the hike along the ridge with the spectacular clear view of Georgian Bay and the town of Lion’s Head, by then our teenager had had enough so we back-tracked to our car parked along the beach road. I cannot wait to try this trail out again in the warmer months so I can shed a few of those layers needed in September!