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This trail has been on my to do list for a while now... that being said, I couldn’t find it!?! Read the reviews, followed the instructions and the map leading to this place but couldn’t find it :( if anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated!

12 days ago

What a gem! I was so pleasantly surprised by all that I found upon arriving at the entrance gate to the conservation area. I paid the entry fee of $7 for one adult and parked the car in the spacious parking lot.
The trail head gave great direction to 3 wide and well marked trails in 3 different lengths. I chose the longest ( purple 8 km round trip) This was obviously the less traveled of the 3 but was wide and clear and mostly flat with forest, and a few ponds to view. Around the halfway point was a fire pit, picnic tables and plenty of fire wood. A great place to stop and warm up and have lunch and due to the longer trail and distance there are very few children.
The yellow trail was very flat and very smooth and possibly acceptable for a fitness strolled. Lots of families and children were on this trail. Along the way was a rest room and several random table to stop and take a break.
Upon arriving at the falls there are several tables and a big fire pit with plenty of seating and wood to burn.
There is a set of stairs that take you down to the bottom of the falls and is a great place to take photos.
This trail was not a difficult or strenuous trail but beautiful.

Things to bring: marshmallows, hot dogs, bird seed to hand feed the birds.

I give this trail 1 star simply for the fact that it is $7/person to enter! Considering all the free options, I would never recommend this to anyone. 4 of us drove here without any forewarning and were shocked that we would have to pay $28. Would have really appreciated a note about this from someone on Alltrails so here it is now. Consider Waterdown trail 20 mins away..FYI it is free.

Fantastic views, quite the way up from street level. Wouldn’t recommend to bring your dog or small children; many points where you’re at cliff edge. If you enjoy hiking and the outdoors, highly recommend it. Will be back for sure, next time will leave the pups at home.

Many trails, many levels of hiking. Always a great place to go.

Very cute short trail - great for kids.

15 days ago

Great for fall, summer and winter hiking!!!!

Rated 2 - not a hike or walk, the parking lot is 50 meters from the viewing platform. $5 to park, view is amazing but definitely can’t be classified as a trail.

Great views along Trail Easy Trail to find from entrance at Dublin line just on other side of guardrail at end of street

21 days ago

Great place for a hike plus interacting with the wildlife!

Was nice. A little muddy. We followed the trail around the loop but almost went the wrong way so be careful.

The section of the Bruce Trail this unmarked entrance leads to is great. Lots of caves, mossy rocks and changing elevations makes for a solid afternoon. The entrance itself is at the dead end/round about on Dublin Line, next to the golf course drive way. You’ll need to step over the guard rail to access the path to start.

29 days ago

The path to the falls is a nice walk, lots of birds to see, take some seed to coax them down, there are fire pits at the falls for roasting marshmallows and warming up in the winter time

It was a nice quiet trail with, descent points of interest.

1 month ago

Beautiful area with several trails. Loved exploring the huge boulders and the color of the water was gorgeous.

everything I want in a trail - water fall, large rocks, the creek to follow, tall trees , some inclines, a path with a little bit of a challenge to it and free parking. only did a few km's in it was beautiful. will plan to do the entirety when I have time. note it should be listed as moderate rather than easy

Great trail for kids

Lots of amazing views such as the upper quarry cascade at the waterdown start point, the snake falls, boundary falls, grindstone cascade and the most beautiful of all, the great falls or smokey hollow falls. The trail itself is gorgeous with all the wood additions to help guide and support hikers. A must trail to travel especially in the winter although its slippery and muddy, but definately worth it!

I decided to come here for a hike in early to mid December for a chance to escape the busyness of life, and it didn’t disappoint. As a part of the privately owned Bruce Trail, the paths are well maintained. The views along the river were wonderful, the ruin later on the loop is quite cool to visit, and the trail is not overly difficult for the average hiker. It was an enjoyable hike and one I’d recommend! (One caveat: parking along Britannia Road is quite scarce and would be almost impossible on a beautiful spring, summer or fall day. And from Lowville, finding the entrance to the trail is difficult. Be wary of the difficulty of parking when coming here.)

On 6th line there is a small opening in the rock wall across the street from the Hilton Country Inn (though not sure if that business is still open)..climb up a small make shift staircase and you can pick up the Bruce Trail at this opening and follow it to the bridge... the trail was very easy to follow even though it was partially snowed covered in areas.. great hike today!

I’m sure it would have been pretty neat. Only way down is a grate stairway. Probably 120 stairs and we didn’t make it because my girlfriend was too nervous.

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.

Followed the blue blazes in a short loop. Trail was quite muddy but was nice and close to the river. Took about one hour to get back to the car. Think I’ll try kayaking that section of the river next spring. Looks fast and fun.

rock climbing
2 months ago

I was taken aback by the ginormous, mossy boulders that make up this stunning trail. You can tell that this area has a rich geographic history to it. I have been to Niagara Falls more times than I can count but truth be told... I had no clue that this trail even existed. One of my close friends brought me here and now I can’t stop thinking about how badly I want to return to it. Make sure not to miss this trail!

A little confusing on how the trails were marked. We started with a little mist and high 2 degrees but it didn’t matter.
We did extra km than what we expected but had a great time in such a beautiful place.

I loved the hike, I found it beautiful.

2 months ago

Nice fall family walk to the falls and back. Wide flat trail makes it an easy outing. Fire pit at the falls is an amazing payoff for the kids if you remember to pack the marshmallows!

Blue jays, black-capped chickadees, woodpeckers and little blue herons are frequent sights here. The birds in this area have definitely gotten used to the presence of people and can be easily fed on the boardwalk. It’s a really lovely experience. This is one of my favourite local spots to take my family. It’s an easy hike but a beautiful one.

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

Great trail - nice and wide along escarpment

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