Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Great afternoon walk

trail running
10 days ago

Ran the trail for the first time on Mother's day. I started at the Chedoke stairs and walked down to the trail. Ran 4 k up to the foot path over the highway and back. Trail is mostly a wide trail mix of paved and hard pack. There are some sections with bike tire ruts. You can get a complete workout if you through in the Chedoke stairs.

It was a good hike! Lots of variation in the elevation and beautiful scenery. The only thing I would suggest is putting a parking lot closer to the beginning of the trail.

hiking
12 days ago

Lots of fun with great variety of hills. Keeps it interesting with beautiful scenery to go along with it

walking
16 days ago

Unfortunately I lost my Fitbit on the trail this morning. I’m hoping whoever finds it might see this

Beautiful trail, lots of ups and down. I went during the week therefore it was very quiet... saw a few runners and cyclist. Very good indication of the main trail. The only downfall is the giant hill my dog and I had to walk back up when going back to the car.

Saw 7 deer, 2 racoons and 1 owl. If you want to get closer to the trail drive down the dirt road.

on Dundas Valley Trail

hiking
23 days ago

Great park with great trails. However, if you are off main trails, there are almost no trail signs and markers.

backpacking
1 month 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.

love the app.no more guessing where i am

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.

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!

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

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.

hiking
5 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.

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.

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

Not what we expected at all , will never go back

hiking
7 months ago

The Main Loop is a gravel path through lovely forest and meadow environments. There are a few fairly steep climbs but overall should be very manageable for most hikers.

great trail to take an intermission from the Chedoke stairs.

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.

Very beautiful trail. Watch out for horse poop along the trail.

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

great scenery - lots of trail options for all levels

Great trail and very beautiful and well taken care of. As someone else mentioned, there were no waterfalls in this trail which is what we specifically came for.

Starting in Hamilton and cycling the trail is a solid workout. The first 15km felt like I was going uphill the entire time and this app confirms it. took about 75 minutes to complete the distance I travelled. Once I turned around and headed back it took less than HALF the time to return to my car. Definitely want to come back and complete the trail on bike.

It would make for a very easy (but long) walk.

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