Caledon - Forks of the Credit
Meet in the roadside parking at Trans Canada Trail entrance off McLaren Rd., 2 km south of Peel Rd. 24 (Charleston Side Rd). Do not enter Forks of the Credit parking lot (there is a large parking fee).
Forks of the Credit Provincial Park
Located in Caledon, Ontario, Canada is part of the Ontario Parks system and is part of the Niagara Escarpment biosphere. The park is on the Bruce Trail. The Credit River runs through the park. Other notable features of the park include a kettle lake, and talus slope.
Forks of the Credit and Cataract Falls Trail
From the parking lot take the park trail past Kettle Lake, heading towards the main Bruce Trail near the Hydro Station. The steep hills in this area are the remnants of gravel deposits (“till”) left behind by the glaciers as they melted away from this area more than 10,000 years ago. At the Brimstone Side Trail, turn right (west) and follow this short side trail down to the bottom of the valley at Dominion Road. When you reach Dominion Road, follow the white-blazed main Trail to the right. The Dominion Road was an extension of a settlement road from the south that followed the river valley. In the 1850s an existing trail was improved.
Enjoy a pleasant walk through the river valley (there is a great place for a picnic on the riverside, conveniently located near some toilets) you will reach Cataract and the Falls. Once this was the scene of a bustling industrial complex, in 1899 the station generated power over 8 km of lines and the streets of Cataract had three experimental lights! The main trail continues past the Hydro Station, crosses the Credit River and passes an access to the community of Cataract before crossing the river again and ascending through a cedar bush to the top of the valley. From here continue to follow the main Bruce Trail back to its intersection with the Trail you took from the parking lot.