Waterdown Trail to Smokey Hollow is a 10.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
370 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

hiking
1 day ago

Great area for exercise but I would say it’s moderate not easy. Just because there are so many steps and some double sized ones.
Tight edges in some places a little stressful when slippery due to weather and need to give way for in coming traffic to pass. I would recommend hiking shoes in this trail.
Some may find it challenging on the way down but consider this trail loops and double the work going up on the return.
Over all it’s a great area.

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21 days ago

Great trail not well market. Could get lost without guide.

1 month ago

Just awesome. Vibrant fall colours and great hiking experience for all ages.

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate trail. Great for bigger dogs, my lab had the best time, lots of water for him to splash in. Decent amount of people in the beginning but thinned out as you got further in. Parking is very limited but free. No garbage cans throughout the trail, just an FYI. Lots of diversity of scenery, enjoyable hike.

1 month ago

one of my fave's

2 months ago

My highly active 5yr old managed ok but its definitely a moderate trail.

2 months ago

Definitely moderate and hard for a dog to walk

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate for the beginners.

2 months ago

I would not rate this trail as easy. Moderate at best. The roots and rocks make for a very bumpy terrain and the multiple sets of stairs on the way back will work every part of your body. It is a gorgeous trail and worth doing just be prepared for cardio day!!

hiking
2 months ago

We went with our 3 year olds. It was moderate hike for them if you stay on the trail. It was a long one for their tiny legs, but found a few nice spots for snack breaks. It is definitely a beautiful hike, I'd definitely recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail but I would not rate this as easy or kid friendly. If you have older kids (7 years and up) maybe. It gets steep at times and the wooden steps are slippery after rains and metal poles stick out of the ground at unexpected places along the trail. Needs to be better maintained. The creek and waterfall are beautiful, however you often hear road sounds so it’s not a complete serene hike. Many dog walkers leave behind bags of dog waste which ruins it for everyone else. There is a trash bin at the start of the trail near the waterfall and parking is small (and they issue tickets when parked outside the lot boundary). The trail connects with another section of Bruce Trail so you can park somewhere else and hike a bit longer to avoid the parking mayhem.

3 months ago

It’s all nature and peace. Wonderful waterfall and a beautiful trail. Lots of rocks and roots cause ups and down in the trail.

3 months ago

Beautiful! I would say this is more of a moderately difficult trail as opposed to the advertised easy due to up and down stairs and walking through rooted paths. Easy to me would mean flat wide trails. Can’t wait to go back in the fall!

hiking
4 months ago

An absolutely beautiful trail that starts at the waterfall. Easy to maneuver around the rocks, fallen trees and Staggered terrain. Perfect for the nature enthusiast like myself.

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5 months ago

Walking along with the creek. Wanderful waterfall! Very nice place for Hiking.

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5 months ago

Great trail for getting little ones interested in hiking. Lots of roots and rocks to negotiate around. Waterfall views and river sound is awesome. Trees have fallen and block the path in a few spots. Girls had a blast and both fell asleep in the truck on the way home. Truly impressed to all those who put the time in to make the trail what is. Thank you.

7 months ago

Entrance from mill st is very steep, many stairs. After you get past the descend it's great! Try it out.

hiking
8 months ago

Can't beat a trail where all you hear is nature and rushing water

hiking
10 months ago

Great for a winter hike!

hiking
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Great trail along the river bank. Bruce Trail started off with a waterfall, then straight down hill. Lots of up and down hills and great views. Small parking lot at Mill Street South and Waterdown Rd. No fee.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Good size waterfall! Apparently spring is the prime time to go for water flow, however fall allowed us to walk through it as it was gentle enough. Decent access to the falls, still accessible to explore, not fenced off like some. Good set of trails attached to this waterfall. (Sometimes there’s not much to do other than be directly at the falls). Interesting section of the Bruce for a city stretch, nice that it has loop options.

hiking
Friday, November 03, 2017

Muddy terrain with lots of hills. Amazing views of the waterfall and the trail follows the river for a little while! I really liked the challenge and the calming feeling of the area.

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I thought the trail was great.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Really nice hike, beautiful waterfall and path along the river.

hiking
Saturday, October 17, 2015

A tough start (steep stairs and inclines) gives way to a moderate hike. Worth the effort due to the beautiful scenery. Parking near the entrance on Mill St is limited so I suggest using parking at the Dundas St intersection then walking up.

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