Explore the most popular hiking trails in Short Hills Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy terrain, but in this cold weather we encountered ice, snow, and quite a bit of mud. The mud and ice were both slippery. Our hiking poles helped keep us from slipping. The Falls were definitely the highlight!

Beautiful trail. Pictures don’t do it justice. Tons of wildlife! Late September is the best time to go imo.. no bugs at that time and it’s sweater weather!

Frequent user I love that location.

Relaxing but still interesting hike .We met Young Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) on the main path to the parking lot .

trail running
4 months ago

Awesome trail for a quick run. I’ve been trying to find time go hike it with my camera, tomorrow might be the day.

Good trail for a quick tip on a MTB.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hiking trail but there is a Firearms range nearby so please, don't bring your dog... had to cut short my outing short because my dog was terrorized.

Good trail with enough changing landscape to keep it interesting. Lots of horse droppings so watch your footing. Little more than a trickle coming off of Swayze Falls (hiked in August) but still a very neat rock formation.

hiking
5 months ago

a good hike.

Awesome little hike!!! My brother and his girfriend and my wife and I along with my 4 year old daughter hiked this trail with relative ease! Some challenging terrain and many bridges! We were also fortunate enough to see a beaver (I think), a deer, snakes and other woodland creatures. Highly recommend! They also have a few bathrooms for the little ones who forget to go before you leave!

Most of path is covered in brush as it is under used and under regeneration

watch out for the horse flies. bring bug spray. go after rain, waterfall had no water

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked with my dog down the eastern leg and back up the western leg to the Pelham parking area. Lots of turns and some ups and downs but a pretty easy trail. Still some muddy patches so wearing boots is still recommended. Most of the trail is through the trees but there are a few open stretches; it was about 60˚F today so not too much stress on the pup. There's a few sections with a fallen tree across the trail, most were easy to hop over but a couple i had help the pup over.

Enjoyed the area! Came during the spring, so it was quite messy, but enjoyable :) I will be writing a blog post about my trail trek on thecaptainandhislady.com

hiking
9 months ago

We went for a hike in the short hills via the entrance off of Pelham road and did a 8.8km loop (we explored a little). It was April 8, 2018 and the hike started slightly below zero and finished slightly above zero. The trail was pretty muddy throughout, but manageable as parts were still frozen. Several bridge crossings and multiple waterfalls along this route. Fairly easy terrain. A little busy at the trail head and by Swayze falls, which were very beautiful. Fun for the whole family and the pup!

Amazing in autumn if hiking the bruce trail, but can’t imagine coming through in spring or during a wet summer. Combined it with Rockway Conservation Area for a full day

hiking
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

We hiked the left hand side of the Swayze Falls trail loop and returned by the middle trail as shown on the map. This was on a beautifully sunny November 27th with no wind but 3 degrees C but was a wonderful experience. It took just over two hours. Swayze Falls did have water in it despite it being late in the year and the waterfall (at the south end of the loop .. not marked on the map) was gorgeous with a bridal veil type falls dropping about 80 feet or so. I added a photo of the falls to the photos area.

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nice trail , as most of the short hill trails are. No very spectacular views tho if that’s what you are going for

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

This is a nice short hike for all skill levels ,our 3 and 5 year olds had no issues completing the loop.only issue was that the back part of the loop is closed for trail regeneration, so you end up doing most of the hike through a hydro field...

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

We did this trail with our daughters and German shepherd numerous times as its close to home, Our daughters are 5 and3 and both had no issues completing this loop.its a nice little hike . One of the nicest in the Niagara region

One of our favourite trails. Can be muddy if it's rained.

trail running
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Great Fall and great fall colors....

Monday, September 04, 2017

nice trail easy access from end of wiley rd

One of my favorite trails, almost always see a few deer

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Lots of different terrain. Forest field water waterfall. Something for everyone. Rolling hills. Nothing steep.

HORRIBLE ALLLLLL OF THE MAPS AT THE ACTUAL LOCATION ARE NOT CORRECT

My son and I hiked this trail in 2.5 hours. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We really enjoyed this trail.

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