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Well kept trail with nice views. The waterfall is nice as well.

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16 days ago

was a bit muddy in some spots. was ok riding on the snow/ice. great ride. never been.

Great walk for everyone, make sure to go when it’s not too hot out otherwise the falls will be dried

I did this trail February 2018. I loved it! It's probably more beautiful in the summer. Cambridge waterfall was in the vicinity. It had a few muddy spots. It's also part of the Bruce trail and crossed paths with other trails.

Can't beat a trail where all you hear is nature and rushing water

25 days ago

Gorgeous trail ! Beautiful scenery and not many people (visited on a mild day in Feb).

Trail started out nice on top of the escarpment , some nice views . As it got into the city the local riffraff was out in force damaging the trail and spray painting everything . A couple punks wanted to get into it with us , they ran off . The million dollar bridge over the QEW highway is interesting . This trail fell short of expectations . Be prepared on this one !!

This is my staple trail. I do the main loop about 60x a year!

It’s a nice albeit cardio intensive trail. Lots of hills. Great leg workout!!

Great trail. Pretty much empty during winter.

mother nature pretty much cleared away presumably for building purposes...

We have leapfroged this trail many times . It has sufficient length for good backpacking . Very busy at the populated ends with people gaulking at us . I guess they have never seen backpackers before , we just smile and wave . The center sections are much less traveled and good distance can be made . I recommend keeping your head up for the fast and heavy bike traffic . Nicest section goes under the 403 along the creek . It used to be the T H & B railway till the river bank caved in at Cainsville , lots of history on this trip . K !!

nothing out of the ordinary

Great for a winter hike!

Saw five deer and a spotted hawk today. Trail was busiest around the waterfalls. Nice short little hike.

Rocky trail path so excercise caution during winter and trecherous condition's, lots of variance in terrain, mature trees, interesting rock and steep cliff formations, breath taking Sherman Falls, spectacular late fall frozen icelcles, Tiffany Falls similar but more visable natural stone stair case as water flows. Definitely an intermediate hike worth visiting all year round.

be prepared to pay for parking...

Nice trail - TONS of side trails so this could be made much much longer. The trail was moderately busy (we saw a few cyclists, other hikers and 3 groups of horseback riders), mind you we started our hike at 10am on a mild Saturday. Trail is well maintained and easy to navigate, would rate this trail easy, for any normal hiker.

3 months ago

Very hilly, but note, a good portion 2+ km of this trail is ROAD, the middle section of the trail is broken up - the trail stop at Safari Road and then restarts at 8th Concession. We turned back as we had dogs and didn’t want to walk on the road with them, but may be nice if you start at the north end and walk south (towards 8th Concession). Don’t think we would do this again, between 6th Concession and Safari Road it is very hilly.

great trail, super wide and well maintained. I love going for runs along here and every km is marked. I often see deer and it connects to the Dundas Valley Conservation area at about km 5 and theres a whole other network of trails.

Great trail along the river bank. Bruce Trail started off with a waterfall, then straight down hill. Lots of up and down hills and great views. Small parking lot at Mill Street South and Waterdown Rd. No fee.

It is rated moderate but it is as easy as it gets.

4 months ago

My dog and I absolutely loved this trail. It was perfect, it had a few hills, but nothing we couldn’t handle. I also loved the many look out points and all the information about the different animals and trees along the trail. We actually got the chance to see a few deer. We will be coming back for sure.

Good size waterfall! Apparently spring is the prime time to go for water flow, however fall allowed us to walk through it as it was gentle enough. Decent access to the falls, still accessible to explore, not fenced off like some. Good set of trails attached to this waterfall. (Sometimes there’s not much to do other than be directly at the falls). Interesting section of the Bruce for a city stretch, nice that it has loop options.

Muddy terrain with lots of hills. Amazing views of the waterfall and the trail follows the river for a little while! I really liked the challenge and the calming feeling of the area.

Love the gentle terrain, nice rocky streams, tall trees and friendly horse riders. Can be a a bit busy with mountain bike riders on weekends. Nice highlight is the trail center, lots of interesting wild life facts, amazing old style steam train. Overall a nice trail.

There is very little hiking on this trail. You have to pay for parking and a shuttle to get to the falls.

nice gentle trail. Not too busy. A few cyclist and the odd horseback rider.

Not what we expected at all , will never go back

Gorgeous trail! Beautiful views walking along the escarpment and the waterfall is breathtaking. Will be back:)

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