Kilgorie Pine River Loop

Take a stroll along the Bruce Trail in Mulmur to spot wild brook trout and more. Nicola Ross, author of ‘Loops and Lattes’, shows you the way.

June 16, 2023 | | Take a Hike

This is a cool hike on a hot day. You begin with the turbulent Pine River pounding alongside you, pass by a power plant ruin and then overlook a peaceful lake where Atlantic salmon spawn. Stop at Bell Lookout and admire the van Nostrand Family Nature Reserve – all in six glorious (and occasionally hilly) kilometres.

Where: Kilgorie Pine River Loop

Park Entrance: Park on Centre Road near River Road in Kilgorie in the Township of Mulmur

Distance: A moderate, rolling and sometimes muddy 6km, 2-hour hike


  • Power plant ruins on the Bruce Trail
  • Enormous fallen large-toothed aspen
  • Bell’s lookout at the entrance to the Pine River Side Trail
  • Brook trout in the Pine River
  • Ponds and marshes along the Pine River Provincial Fishing Area

About the Author More by Nicola Ross

Freelance writer Nicola Ross lives in Alton and is the author of the bestselling 'Loops and Lattes' hiking guide series.

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