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Niagara Recreation Trail is a 15.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,453 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

paved

river

views

waterfall

hiking
7 months ago

If you’re looking for a jogging, running, or biking activity this’s a great “trail” for you. It’s a sidewalk on the side of the road & the main observation deck at the Falls. Confusing to find at first, especially since I was looking for an actual trail, not an interstate trail. There is some elevation changes with the road, nothing much (should be marked Easy). All this said, there are some really great stops (White Water Walk & Whirlpool Aero Car). For less than $15 USD each you get a chance to get down to the river & see the rapids and also get some good aerial views of the river (not much of a whirlpool). A couple food stops along the way too. I’d go again, if I was looking to get some steps in while walking to attractions outside of the Clifton Hill area. Not for the “hike”.

road biking
9 months ago

very nice ride lots to see ! just some of the trail is on the road with bike lanes some with out and lots of traffic in niagara falls its self.other wise very enjoyable and relaxing ride

Thu Sep 20 2018

Beautiful trail that is easy to ride

Sat Sep 16 2017

Gorgeous in the fall - easy walk.

hiking
Fri Jan 22 2016

Super view all the way.

hiking
Thu Sep 11 2014

Beautiful scenery purified air defenetely. a fitness challenge took us just over 5hours walking to complete it.

Sat Aug 01 2009

Don't miss this hike if you're visiting Niagara Falls. Although the trails are well travelled, compared with the Falls themselves it's a great getaway from the crowds. This hike features views of both river rapids and amazing rock formations. The trail guide is quite sketchy and lacks a map; we invested in the $2 hiking map at the shop and found it worth the money to help navigate the sometimes-confusing maze of interlocking trails. The suggested route in the guide was a good one, though. A few notes: the trail that looks brown on the map is blazed a bright red. And the cutoff trail that looks aqua on the map is blazed what appeared to be the same blue as the River trail. We nearly went astray at the intersection of these trails, but to stay on the River Trail, just stay by the river! We also had trouble finding the Giant Pothole formation. If you're following the route in the trail guide and looking for the Giant Pothole, keep watch a few hundred feet after passing the Hanging Rock. You'll see a blaze on a tree to the left and blazes on a wide crack in the rocks to the right (the trail actually makes a confusing circle here, as shown on the map). Pass through the crack and immediately look UP and to your left to spot the pothole. Have fun! We'll definitely do this hike again!

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