Ascent of Caledon Mountain on 2010-04-23

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Friday, April 23, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Caledon Mountain
    Elevation:1453 ft / 442 m

Ascent Trip Report

A short cross-country trek on private property.

Located in the middle of Peel County, southeast of Caledon Village (south of Orangeville). From Orangeville travel south on Hwy #10, through the village of Caledon to a left turn on Escarpment Sideroad. Drive northeast on Escarpment Sideroad and park your car at .7km after passing Kennedy Road. On the left is the end of a wooded area and the start of an open field. This is the TH, the Highpoint is to the left (northwest) on the other side of the woods that you just past.
Note- the Escarpment Sideroad is part of the Bruce Trail for a good distance to the northeast (SB), in the other direction (NB) it leaves the Escarpment Sideroad and goes back in the fields at Kennedy Road.

Cross the fence at the end of the wooded area (careful not to damage it) and cross-country northwest along the fence on the side of the wooded area to its end (300M), a height of land 20M to the left is a candidate for the Highpoint.
Continue northwest along the fence line for 200M to a small pond in a depression. Cross the fence to the left just before the pond and head generally west for the Highpoint (the high ground is easily visible), once over the fence you'll come to a mowed-path (as at the Peel County Highpoint, a cross-country trail) that treads (250M) directly over to the Highpoint.
The open summit overlooks a sand quarry to the west (off of Kennedy Road), a good panorama ....... over all 2km, 3/4 hour RT.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:75 ft / 22 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:cross-country north from escarpment sideroad
    Trailhead:escarpment sideroad southeast of caledon village  1378 ft / 420 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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