With two waterfalls, scenic volcanic outcroppings, a variety of hiking trails, several pleasant picnic areas, and abundant open space, Wildwood Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby city.
Some of the highlights along the way:
(Note: I don't have an exact route planned yet but hike is estimated to be an 8 - 10 mile loop with up to 3,000' total ascent. It will include trails I haven't done in a long time, have never done and some many don't even know exist! We'll also be walking through some neighborhoods to link up trails that are ignored by other groups).
There will be stairs (sort of)!
Fort Wildwood Site
Paradise Falls (of course)
About Wildwood Fort: Built in 1967 it was torn down in 2009 as an "attractive nuisance." If you were a kid growing up in TO it was paradise
For a bit of history visit the HWD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikingwithdean/
To get there we'll have to climb these steps -- there are 76 of them
Here is a creek fed by Paradise Falls. There will be a couple of creek crossings on this hike. We might get our feet wet on one of them -- you've been warned!
Lizard Rock - We won't be going here haha
Along the Lynnmere Trail. This one is from our 2009 hike. It appears to be facing north with Mont Cleff Ridge in the background
No beginners, experienced hikers only
Take either Lynn Rd or the 23 to Avenida de los Arboles. Turn west to the end of the road. Parking lot is on the left. Meet on eastern end of parking lot by the trees