Explore the most popular birding trails near Hamilton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

13 days ago

Love this trail. Great for all ages, just be careful with young children since it's on the edge of the escarpment. Beautiful views all the way through, starts with a loud waterfall and ends with a birds eye view of Dundas Valley. There are a couple side trails and are definitely worth taking if you have the time. Take caution during winter and after rainfalls as it can get muddy and slippery! As long as you're aware of your surroundings and being safe you will make it home happy and smiling.

16 days ago

This is a nice trail, very scenic with views of Tews falls, unfortunately the trail to Webster's falls has been cut off.

Great area for exercise but I would say it’s moderate not easy. Just because there are so many steps and some double sized ones.
Tight edges in some places a little stressful when slippery due to weather and need to give way for in coming traffic to pass. I would recommend hiking shoes in this trail.
Some may find it challenging on the way down but consider this trail loops and double the work going up on the return.
Over all it’s a great area.

Lots of hills. Really good trail

Great view in fall

1 month ago

Excellent trail. Well marked! Did 9km in about 90 minutes with my dog.

on Dundas Peak Trail

1 month ago

MAP is wrong. You need to drive to Tews fall parking. The map shows Webster falls parking. The trail is now private property. There is paid parking at Webster falls. Free parking at Tews falls.

TOO BUSY. Even on a weekday too crowded. The back side trail gets you to the same lookout point without the crowd. Nice fall views, but looking amongst various selfie takers.

Great trail not well market. Could get lost without guide.

Great trail - nice and wide along escarpment

Trail at bottom of stairs has been closed. Loop does not exist. Great hike to bottom of stairs and then back - in an out.

2 months ago

Great trail!

on Dundas Valley Trail

2 months ago

Such a beautiful spot to hike! I love how there are many trails to choose from. Go for a quick hike or really spend your time there. You could get lost in that forest for hours (my favorite feeling). I only had the chance to do the main trail (with quick stops at hermitage ruins and the Griffith house) and seeing how lovely it was, I would absolutely want to return to do all trails, multiple times, and maybe even try biking. Gorgeous in the fall, well marked trails. Recommend throughly!

I really enjoyed this trail. for a sunny Saturday in September it was quite calm. about 6 horses, 4 bikers, and a half dozen hikers. many long stretches without seeing someone.

You can park near the baseball diamonds at the community centre, but you'll have a steep climb uphill at the end. to avoid that I would drive down the compacted gravel road to the end of the lane.

2 months ago

Very beautiful trail, moderately busy. Nice hills!

Just awesome. Vibrant fall colours and great hiking experience for all ages.

Moderate hike. First portion is quite easy going. The deeper you get the steeper it can be. Lovely views of the escarpment.

Love it in autumn. Great fall colours and beautiful waterfalls.

2 months ago

Perfectly nice trail. Easy going. Nice views out towards Hamilton.
Ending was a little disappointing, you end up on top of the falls rather than below them and theres no really good view down.
Enjoyed the walk though.

2 months ago

It is an easy trail, minimal hills, but also minimal views. Though there is a cool shelter built in part of the woods off the path. This is a pretty busy equestrian trail so you have to watch for the droppings. Also it isn't well marked where Sawmill turns. If you go left instead of right at one of the intersections you end up on Chickadee way which takes you off the loop. The nice part is if halfway through if you're done you can just take McCormack straight down to the main trail office.

Moderate trail. Great for bigger dogs, my lab had the best time, lots of water for him to splash in. Decent amount of people in the beginning but thinned out as you got further in. Parking is very limited but free. No garbage cans throughout the trail, just an FYI. Lots of diversity of scenery, enjoyable hike.

2 months ago

I'd go back for sure. It is pretty busy but that worked in my favour when my license fell out of my pocket and a biker found it and I got it back! Everyone I encountered was incredibly nice. I will say it can get confusing at some of the path intersections with the way they are marked (or unmarked) and the park's maps aren't really great at helping you out. This app was incredibly helpful and I was thankful to have it. Parking is cheaper depending on what lot you start at. I was at the Artaban lot which was $5 but you start and end with a long hill. The views were wonderful though and there is a lot of variety depending on what you are looking for.

2 months ago

Great hike!

one of my fave's


My highly active 5yr old managed ok but its definitely a moderate trail.

It’s a quick hike to the falls which are accessible. VERY popular for sure, lots of people there hanging out or taking pictures. Still pretty.

Definitely moderate and hard for a dog to walk

Moderate for the beginners.

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