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Dundas Valley Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.9 mi Elevation gain 646 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Road biking Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Running Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Fee
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There is a $10 fee to park. The Dundas Valley trail is a multi-use trail with great views in a forest setting.

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David MacFarlane
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Steven Rolson
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Kathleen Taylor
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John Joc
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Joshua Wagstaff
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Rajeev Shan
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Francina Fernandez
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S Lin
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The trail is about 10.5KM if you start and end from the Araban parking lot. Cell signal is pretty good for most of the trail. GPS may big out at the start of the trail like it did for me. Nice long trail with lots of shade. Elevation isn't too bad either

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Bill Choi
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Hem Acharya
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Han Park
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Kathleen Taylor
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venkata pappu
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* $5 max parking at the Artaban Rd * its 8 miles but not 6 as given in the trail description.. Because the suggested recording includes Sawmill Trail too in the loop.. AT: pl correct it.. * sherman falls is a 5 min walk from the parking .. * no potable water on trail except at trail center.. * lots of benches all thru trail the trail overall has lots of shade with passing cold water creeks to refresh u on a hot day.. Fantastic times with family and friends.

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Paul And Kim Sparks
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Really nice, took trails to shape the trip like a deformed cocknballs. Felt like Ms. Frizzle as we explored the underside of the elegantly shaped right testie.

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Daniel Quainoo
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Kieran McGill
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Ray Giansanti
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great workout! my phone lost the signal several times, so plan for an extra 3km worth of back tracking hahaha

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Aly Gilchrist
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Car park was super busy when we got there we were worried it was going to be crowded but it was not at all! Beautiful shaded trail with endless route options. Moderate level for sure with the elevation changes but was a perfect walk for our dog too. Slept the whole way home. ;)

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Jennifer H
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Great walk for an energetic puppy and two kids! Path was easy to walk along with lots of space for others to pass. Went early in the day and spend the day exploring lots of routes. It was hot but the shade of the trees definitely made a difference.

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Manmeet Gill
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The directions listed for this trail will take you to the Artaban Road parking lot, which is about 10 minutes to the actual starting point on the map. There are other parking lots closer to the main loop, but I didn't mind this as a starting point. There is a pay meter, which takes credit, at the parking lot - it was a flat rate $5 (not sure if it was because it is a Sunday when I went, as others have listed it cost $10). The starting point of the trail is the Monarch Trail, which will lead you to the Main Loop. It is all really well marked (look for white rectangle paint marks on trees, as well as posts with placards marking which trail you are on). The trail it's self is wide, really well maintained and varied in elevation, which is why I would say it is a moderate hike. There is an open trail centre, where you can access information and maps of the trail, if needed. Just past the trail centre, across the railroad tracks is the beginning of the Sawmill Trail, which isn't as well paved, but still marked well and neat to hike. This portion has parts that aren't as well shaded, so make sure you still wearing sunscreen and hat - the main loop trial itself is really well shaded. There are plenty of benches throughout the trail, if you want to sit down and enjoy the beautiful sites or simply enjoy a snack/take a break. I was here early (830am) and there was already quite a few groups on the trail - the earlier you arrive, the better. There are many bicyclists on the trail, so keep yourself on the right side of the trail and be mindful of the speeds these bikes are going down some of the hills. If you are lucky, you might even spot a few people riding their horses on the trail, which is lovely to see!

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John McCumber
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That awesome. Total cross country but had a blast.

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Rox Dogs
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Beautiful trails, beautiful park, lots of shade. Finished this trail just under 3 hours with breaks for water and food. Lots of shade despite how hot it felt today while in the sun. Lots of benches and picnic benches in the shade. Perfect for dogs, part of the trail is also perfect for strollers. No issues with parking. Trail is suitable for children and elderly. $10 fee, automated gate. Bathrooms well maintained at main facility.

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Kimiko Leanne
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Awesome trails off the main loop! Washrooms were open to use. 10$ parking and you can use your card. We were there at 630 and had no issue parking.

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Rachel Popoff
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Enjoyable Hike - Forest was very nice, plenty of views. Didn’t follow a particular path but took a good 2.5 hours. Not very busy which was nice!

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Steven Povey
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Did the sawmill and sulpher creek trails. Both really good. Mostly through wooded areas. Some good elevation to keep it varied

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Gus Sterg
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Beautiful trail Lots to see

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Andrew Fuss
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Beautiful trail that took 2.5 hours at a steady pace for two relatively fit people. Would recommend parking at a different point to the one on Artaban Road as you have a 500m walk to the trail head. Plenty of other spots to park throughout the trail. Lots of shade through the woods but also times when you go through meadows. A few ups and downs, but relatively flat.

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Marlena P
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Alejandra Isabel
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Amazing trail! Perfect scenery & elevation. Would definitely visit again. Kid friendly, too.

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Olesya Kochetkova
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Wonderful trail and gorgeous forest. Very wide for social distancing. Ruins and train station are very fun for kids. Park is stroller friendly and lots of shady benches for breaks.

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