Scenic Caves

280 Scenic Caves Rd, Blue Mountains
Posted on January 9, 2018 / 3670
Scenic Caves
Location : Central Ontario
X-Ski km : 27
Skate km : 5
Snowshoe km : 12
Skill Level : Easy, Intermediate
Terrain : large hills, steep sections, open fields, flat sections
Facilities : parking, chalet, warming huts, toilets/outhouse, change rooms, drinking water, food close by, trailhead map, good trail signage, trails maintained, pro shop, gear rentals
Trail Fee : yes

Length – 27 km
Cross Country track set   – 27 km
Skate Skiing  groomed  –  25 km
Snowshoe  trail – 12 km

Skill – all levels

Terrain –  flat sections at first, hilly outback

Hours – 9 to 5 pm daily

Fee – $31/ day or less

Maps – Signs at every major intersection

Highlights – scenic vistas of Georgian Bay, old growth forest, rocky outcrops

Facilities –  Parking, chalet, snack bar, pro shop, rentals, waxing hut, lessons

Phone – 705 446 0256 ext 223.

WebsiteScenic Caves

Current Conditions 

Similar Trails – Horseshoe, Mansfield,  Mountainview

Local Clubs – High Park Ski ClubNorth Toronto Ski Club

Access – On 280 Scenic Caves Road. From the chalet, go left down the path past the fish pond and the signs get you going.

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre has become a favourite for Ontario cross-country skiers during the last decade as it has all the right qualities to satisfy. With well-marked trails for all levels, daily grooming and picturesque trails it makes for a great outing.

A compact well-marked, and well-groomed set of loops. Check out the lookouts, rest on the picnic benches, on a good weather day you can see forever. Because the trails are on top of the escarpment, the snow conditions are ideal but it can get a bit windy with snow squalls blowing in from Georgian Bay.

Nordic ski paths are wide and easy to turn for the average skier. Perhaps too many trail crossings had me checking the map too often. But once out back the harder trails will get you going.

Skate skiers have 25 km open up on, such as on the Eagle’s Flight/Georgian Path.

Snowshoeing 12 km – Very well marked set of trails that meander through the woods that never gets too tough. A few worthy lookouts to check out and “the bridge to nowhere”.  You can cross with your snowshoes Ontario’s longest suspension bridge at 420 ft. The view is stellar. Guided night walks too.

The main lodge serves as an open area for lounging by wood stoves or having a bite to eat. In one corner you can buy food and you can get gear in the other, all at a reasonable cost. The staff is friendly and helpful.

As for the trails fee, they keep going up and are one of the most expensive!  And this year again due to the pandemic the lodge is closed and there are only outhouses. So you are getting less for your money.

Not a huge area to ski, but they have snow when others don’t. The hills and escarpment views will make it worth the visit.

Opening Hours
  • Monday :9 - 5 pm
  • Tuesday :9 - 5 pm
  • Wednesday :9 - 5 pm
  • Thursday :9 - 5 pm
  • Friday :9 - 5 pm
  • Saturday :9 - 5 pm
  • Sunday :9 - 5 pm

Scenic Caves Nordic ski trails

Scenic Caves snowshoe trails



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