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Borer's Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 137 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

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Forest

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Waterfall

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bret measor
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Andrea Harvey
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Loved this trail. Beautiful views off the escarpment for most of the trail. Trail winds through the forest with huge tall trees, ending at the waterfall which is just gorgeous. Highly recommend for a short, easy hike!

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Sam Stemmler
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I went there with my kids and my husband with our dog. traveling around the the waterfall to the left of the parking lot is okay. You end up at the top of the waterfull and you have to walk arou d on the road and then in a open field along the steep edge ( with no barriers). You definitely want your dog on a leash and kids close. Its also not very scenic other than the view of Hamilton and factories. we ended up walking to the waterfall turning around and taking the rock chapel trail to the right for a bit. wide trail versus the very narrow waterfall trail nice but nothing special. we wont be back.

Gregor Ibowski
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Not a moderate trail. Very easy but nice.

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Dan Glasswick
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Trail was nicely kept and quiet. Lots of mosquitos when I went so be sure to bring some big spray. It blew my mind that there was snails on the trail. Why aren’t you in the ocean little guys? Where do you get those hard shells? I was hoping to see some Turtles. It wasn’t promoted or advertised as a turtle hike but turtles are the best. That’s why this only got a four out of five star review. Other than that it was a great hike.

Michelle Hobbs
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HikingOver grown

Trail was closed only a little ways in. first section is just walking on a footpath down the side of the road. no fence or guardrail on the cliff side so I was worried about my dogs falling off the side of the cliff. couldn't see the falls at all before the closure sign.

Nicole Bing
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Start off in the parking lot and head around the falls and onto the road for a short period. Due to vegetation it’s hard to see it in all its glory. If you continue on the trail past the falls a down some treacherous stairs and steep slopes you will come upon a small bridge with a cascade below it. Awesome hike . Hard trip back for everyone but my 11 yr old daughter who was leading the pack the entire way. Really challenging yet fun hike

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Shane Hawkins
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Roadside falls, simple hike. Neat rocks to get close to the falls.

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

Mike User
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Great trail - nice and wide along escarpment

Susan Sutherland
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Moderate hike. First portion is quite easy going. The deeper you get the steeper it can be. Lovely views of the escarpment.

James Cuskelly
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Hiking

Perfectly nice trail. Easy going. Nice views out towards Hamilton. Ending was a little disappointing, you end up on top of the falls rather than below them and theres no really good view down. Enjoyed the walk though.

Brad Trickett
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Brant Oldershaw
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Nice trail, not overcrowded like other similar ones nearby, rewarding views over Hamilton & Dundas, culminating in lovely waterfalls.

Ashley Filipe
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Well kept trail with nice views. The waterfall is nice as well.

Dayna Vago
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail! Beautiful views walking along the escarpment and the waterfall is breathtaking. Will be back:)

Taylor Corrigan
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Great hike from the dog park off York. Anderson trail is a quick loop with good vertical. Did 9k all told and was lovely.

Jamshaid Muzaffar
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Wonderful trail, stunning views! Bore's Falls was incredible as well. Would love to try it again on a dryer day.

Cheryl Allen
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Aaron O
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nice walking trails however many dog owners seem to think they are exempt from the signs that state dogs must be kept on leash. pack a lunch and go for a walk here.. there are picnic tables along the rock chapel trail. Borer's Falls - not much to see but still worth having a look and walking the nice trails surrounding it.

Lisa YL
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Wear shoes with ankle support!

David Martin
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Jessica R
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Jon De Jong
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Matthew Hastings
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Ashley Kasdorf-Richardson
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Hope Zavitz
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Clare Zavitz
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Katarina Badrov
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