Explore the most popular lake 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.

Nice trail with many easy access points. I have gone about a dozen times and still continue to find news paths and views.

Started at Tiffany falls and went backwards. Took my 12yr old daughter or her first hike and it was challenging but for for her. Well maintained and not a lot of traffic. Views were great.

No access to the falls as now the City of Hamilton fenced off all trails down. Some nice view spots but too far to enjoy the falls. Law officers are on the trails and giving fines up to 105CAD. Definitely looks like a permanent solution from the city. Too bad.

Beware of very limited parking on Sundays as they lock the gates at the front. There is a small lot and parking is not allowed on the road.
This seems to be a conservation area geared towards families picnicking, using the boat launch, etc. so not a good fit if you're looking for a more remote hiking experience. We walked on a lot of pavement.
To be fair we didn't end up really exploring the hiking trails, we started down one and it was muddy to the point of slipping and sliding. We were already turned off enough to just turn back and head home.

enjoyable walk

Beautiful trail and while I would definitely hike it again I would not recommend it for someone who isn’t used to hiking. My mom had a really hard time with how hilly and rocky the trail got in some places. Next time I would also agree with others who suggested parking at Tiffany Falls and taking the trail backwards. The parking near Sherman falls is pretty far from the trailhead and is uphill on the way back and after a hike on a humid day, that hill was not fun.

trail running
1 month ago

Clean flat trail for running and amazing water front view.

Nice well kept trail. Except for the bikes speeding and not
signaling that they are approaching . Other wise quite enjoyable.

Really busy midday at the waterfall. Otherwise enjoyable hike.

walking
2 months ago

An old cart path that cuts through copses between farm fields and rural roads on top of the escarpment. Very flat and straight topography throughout. Large section of well maintained boardwalks that meander through swampy woodland where you'll hear frogs croaking as you pass. All around pleasant, but easy route for walking or cycling. Prepare accordingly for ticks, by wearing long pants and checking your clothes after. I failed to heed my own advice and found 5 on me throughout the trip.

Clean, paved, easy walk by the lake.

Nice little walk. I parked at Tiffany falls and walked this route in reverse (there is a small parking lot there but there wasn’t a clearly designated parking area at the beginning of this map).

backpacking
3 months ago

This trail runs from Christie Conservation in the south through Beverly Swamp up to the Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve in the north . Some sections are on road , some of which can be busy . One section is quite steep and could be difficult to casual hikers . Christie park is very regulated with pay parking etc . The Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve is unregulated and has been know for large bush parties in the past . Beverly Swamp in the middle is a bug's paradise . You will need sturdy boots for the off road sections and log pants for tick protection permethrin treated preferably . Definitely need mosquito repellent and deer fly patches . Fairly long days outing bring lots of water and as all water along the trail is considered contaminated . The adjoining land owners are not friendly so best to ignore them . Enjoy !

Just a reminder that they fine you $10,000 if you walk on the closed trails near Albion Falls. I went today and there was bi-law officers walking around keeping an eye out. Might as well just stay safe and not go on closed trails.

April the leaves arnt back yet and some trails are really muddy, so kind of dangerous for some. However, it does get very nice in the summer.

mountain biking
4 months ago

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

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 !!

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

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.

hiking
7 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.

walking
9 months ago

Pretty straight and plain. Good place to get your steps in.

Walked north half of the trail. Nice and fairly easy trail with few neat side trails to explore along the way. The trail is paved for a big part of it.

Easy and a beautiful waterfall for Hamilton!

Beautiful in and out trail. Easy to walk and not very long.

it was a bit confusing and we ended up following the Brice Trail and had to cross the golf course to get back on track. Still, it was beautiful. Some hills. I would say not easy - maybe moderate. Suggestion - change type of trail to a "point to point" trail, as there are major access points along the trail

You can adjust your route to visit Tiffany Falls, Sherman Falls and Canterbury Falls. A fairly easy hike allows you to see all three in an afternoon.

Fairly easy hike and really pretty falls

Great walk for the family! Some hills, but nothing too difficult. Will definitely be back

Great small trail to the falls but then many other directions you could go from there! Nice place to take pictures behind the falls while getting a bit wet on a sunny day.

it was kind of confusing and we ended up walking off the trail and going on a golf course.We eventually found the way... It was beautiful. Some hills. I would say not easy but not hard.

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