Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Crawford Lake Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

What a great experience! We loved the boardwalk loop and all other trails it leads off too!

Great moderate hike. Well marked out trails

Easy loop around the lake on the boardwalk, very quaint

took my mom for a bit of exercise. she loved the carvings. we did the boardwalk around the lake. super easy. very good route for those that have their mobility challenged.

We did it yesterday. Walked the boardwalk around the lake. Had lunch at the visitor centre rested and my friend and I were ready to hike back the orange trail to rattlesnake point.

Great hike, beautiful area. Can’t get tired of doing this hike several times throughout the year

A nice easy hike / walk through the forest, with some great views over the escarpment.

Beautiful trail. Starts off rocky and can be quite slippery due to the moss/roots. Trail weaves through various blends of forest types which keeps things interesting. Look out at the crest of the escarpment is well worth the incline to get there. Most of the trail is easy but parts are more moderate.

very nice, well maintained trail. had a great time with family.

A must place to visit !

beautiful and well maintained trails

Beautiful trails! Also really easy to access the rattlesnake point trails from here.

Lots of mosquitos but that’s just part of the great outdoors!

Great trails that are well maintained. Easy to combine with Rattlesnake point trails and hit all the lookouts together. Moderate inclines going up the Nassagaweya Trail to the Rattlesnake section. Bruce trail section between Crawford Lake and Rattlesnake pleasantly quiet.

Well maintained walk and amazing views of the lake. Can’t wait to go in the summer! Did a 4km route of our own but hoping to tackle the 9.4km (one direction not a loop) route!!!!! Great parking and ablution facilities.

Great hike, cool boardwalk around the lake. Make sure you check out the long houses.

My Girl Guide group signed up for the Moonlight Snowshoe Hike. We all had a great time and enjoyed the guided hike complete with owl calls and coyote howls!

Nice peaceful hike.

Nice Trail

Amazing trail! I ran the trail test there today but what I would say is that I disagree with the difficulty. It's certainly not an easy trail. I would say it's moderate to difficult. I live near Dalewood Conservation Area and do that trail all the time. It is rated moderate and it is far easier than this trail. Not for beginners.

Great place. Beautiful sculptures.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Always a great hike at Crawford Lake!

Trails are great, well marked and groomed, though a bit too manicured for my tastes. Awesome spot for beginners!

Really nice lookout.

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Went in a snow storm in early January with my 7 yr old son. Did a shorter loop but really enjoyed our time. very easy except for slippery ice. walking sticks came in handy!

My IPhone noted the climb to be equal to 68 floors, great hike. Solid shoes with tread recommended. Every time I have gone I seen the turkey vultures glide at rattlesnake point

Great trail!

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Really great views of the Niagara escarpment and Nassagaweya Canyon. Kind of rocky headed up, if you were going north near the visitor's centre, but not too difficult. The last stretch where it adjoins with the Woodland Trail is easy walking. Might be difficult in snow.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Love this combination of great hiking trails and easy groomed paths. The snowshoe trails in winter are fabulous. And the Indian village is always interesting.

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