[1 – cross-country ski trail best viewed Large. A side trail of the Bruce Trail also runs through this area: notice the Blue Blaze on the tree on the extreme right of the photo.]
The Kolapore Uplands Trails belong to the Bruce Grey Trail Network located just south of Ravenna, Ontario on Grey Road 2 (10-15 minute drive from Thornbury). The length of these trails are 60km loops. Difficulty is moderate to challenging.
Trail maps are recommended as well as planning your ski trip or hike (summer only), and the locations they can be purchased from on are on a weblink to the Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Ski Trails that has been added to the HIKING and SKIING TRAILS on the sidebar toward the bottom of the page.
[3 – Skiers and hikers bridge – There is a long descent down to this stream and a steep, challenging ascent up a long hill in loose deep snow. Notice the blue blaze on the left side of the bridge marks a side trail of the Bruce Trail when there is no snow.]
There are entrances to the Trail Network at Ravenna and near Collingwood. It is recommended not to use the trails during deer hunting season (one week in early November), and to check trail conditions before venturing out.
[4 – A mid winter’s day skiing in freshly fallen snow]
The County Forest Area is for beginner or novice skiers, with the other trails being for more advanced skiers. The maps provide detailed information about the different intersections on the trails and it is important to check that you are on the correct trail to avoid unpleasant surprises.
[5 – Northern entrance sign says it all]
[6–Jack Rabbit Trail in Kolapore Uplands]
[7–Trail through pines]
These photos were taken on the Northwest Passage Trail.
Photo Credits: Bobcatnorth CC=nc-sa-flickr, captions are his.
I have been in the Kolapore Uplands Trails in the summer near Metcalfe Rock. A post about this area will be done in the future.