A variety of short trails totaling 1.5 km wind through Little Bluff Conservation Area at 3625 County Road 13, Picton ON. The 20-metre high limestone bluff commands a panoramic view of the aqua blue waters in Prince Edward Bay.

Status: Open for the season* 

Explore Little Bluff

This area also includes a cobble stone beach, known as a barrier beach, which protects a significant wetland from the waters of Lake Ontario. Visitors can also find the remains of an old limestone grain storage that was used to load barley during Prince Edward County's prosperous ‘Barley Days' from the 1860s-1890s.

Things to look for:

Trail Guide

Beginner Trails - 0.2 km

  • Relatively even terrain
  • Wide trail

Intermediate Trails - 0.5 km

  • Some elevation gain
  • Some steep sections
  • Uneven terrain

Advanced Trails - 0.6 km

  • Elevation gain
  • Several long, steep sections
  • Rough terrain with muddy sections
  • Seasonal wet/water crossings
  • Narrow trail
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife photography
  • Dog walking (dogs must be leashed at all times)
  • Parking lot
  • Portable washroom
  • Picnic shelter
Things to keep in mind during your visit

When visiting Quinte Conservation's areas, please make sure to:

  • Keep your pets leashed and clean up after them at all times
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Take everything with you, including your pet's waste – there are no garbage bins
  • Never remove natural items

Please note:

  • Overnight camping is not allowed
  • Alcohol is not allowed
  • Campfires are not allowed
Cross-country trails and motorized vehicles

The cross-country skiing trails are not groomed and motorized vehicles are not permitted outside of designated parking areas.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • All-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes
  • Motorized or electric bikes
  • Snowmobiles
  • Cars and SUVs
  • Motorized aerial devices such as drones

Trail map

View the trail map for Little Bluff Conservation Area.

A smartphone enabled trail map is also available via the free app Avenza Maps.

How to use Avenza Maps

Once the map is downloaded, you can track your location on the trails without the use of mobile data. Instructions for use are as follows:

  • Install Avenza Maps onto your smartphone (available on iOS and Android).
  • Tap the + button on the "My Maps" page, then select "download or import a map". 
  • Tap the QR icon on the top right and scan QR code provided below.
  • Alternatively, you can search for the Conservation Area in the keyword bar of the app's "Store" page.
  • Tap the "Free" button on the map's page, then confirm the download.
  • Use the map offline at the area, ensuring that location services are turned on.
Download Avenza Maps
Map QR Code


You must pay to park at this conservation area. There is a daily parking rate paid onsite through an electronic gate system. A daily pass is valid on the day of purchase between 6 am to 8 pm. 

*Seasonal Closure

Little Bluff is closed for parking from December (date varies with first large snow fall) to March/April (date varies with frost/spring conditions). Winter conditions present safety concerns, and road repairs during this period are beyond Quinte Conservation's capacity. Spring conditions cannot support vehicle traffic. Visitors can still access this area by walking in.

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