Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thornton Bales Conservation Area

 Photos by Barry Wallace
The Thornton Bales Conservation Area is located halfway between Dufferin and Bathurst Streets, on the north side of King's 19th Sideroad.   It is home to the 99 steps leading down to a deep valley, with trails that connect to the Jokers Hill trails, further to the north.   Now is the time of year that the view from the north side of the 19th (see above) shows the depth and breadth of the forested valley at its most impressive.

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace


  1. Lovely pictures of a special place, and you have to be very brave to descend those steps!

  2. I don't recommend going down those steps at night. My friends and I used to do that as teenagers. It gets very dark down in that valley, and the fallen logs start to seem a lot like zombies grabbing your feet.