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The view from Mount Nemo



001 - 002 | 0.23 kmPark in large lot and walk toward two brown poles with white blazes at the end of the lot. After 230 m, you arrive at the main Bruce Trail which goes off to the left and is marked with white blazes (002).

002 - 003 | 2.6 kmThe main trail is a narrow dirt path that continues along under the transmission lines overhead for some distance. The path swings away from the power lines to the right and widens as it passes through a mixed deciduous forest of birch, beech and maple. The trail comes close to the escarpment edge providing many good lookouts and showcasing many knarled white cedars clinging to the escarpment edge. The path becomes more rocky and root strewn. The trail arrives at the Brock Harris Lookout (003) and the Orange and Yellow Loop Side Trail (which would take you back to 001).

003 - 004 | 3.6 kmFrom this lookout point you can see that the escarpment winds to the west and north where you can see Rattlesnake Point and the Nottawasaga Canyon at Crawford Lake. Walkers Line down below runs north-south through the rural landscape of the Halton watershed. To the east you can see increasing urbanization emphasizing the importance of protecting the Niagara Escarpment. Leaving the lookout point and following the Bruce Trail along the edge of the escarpment you will soon see some yellow markers (circles with an arrow on one side) pointing towards a meadow on the right. This is just before  the point where the main trail descends a rocky slope. Here we leave the escarpment edge and the main Bruce Trail and turn right on the Yellow Loop Side Trail (004).

004 - 002 | 4.7 kmThe yellow blazed path follows along the side of a meadow, past some wooded areas, and into another meadow area with a lot of shrubbery before arriving at a wide road where it joins the Orange and Yellow Loop Side Trail as the path continues to the left along the road which takes you back to the intersection with the main Bruce trail that you passed earlier (002).

002 - 001 | 5.0 kmContinue straight ahead back to the parking lot (001).
Enjoy the hike and the day!

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