Hiking Trails in Hamilton

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Hiking Trails in Hamilton

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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada285 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great trail for biking or walking. It takes a few hours end to end and at some points you can turn off and find a place to eat or dirnk.
    Written October 25, 2023
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  • Ed M
    Mississauga, Canada26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful waterfall so close to home. Quiet, peaceful and visually stunning. A hidden gem. Recommend a visit!
    Written May 12, 2023
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  • Dale
    Prince Edward Island, Canada32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely day to walk this area. It was like a symphony hearing nature sing. Good long walk, level clear path. Great exercise
    Written April 5, 2021
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  • dwbcaa
    hamilton1,609 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its funny how even after living in the same city for over 40 years you can still find new places to explore. I have hiked in that area many many times but never wandered over to the Escarpment Rail Trail. I always knew it was there I just didnt know where it went or how long it would take to walk it.But after some Google Mapping I knew exactly where it went. My wife and I parked off Mohawk Rd there is a free parking lot with plenty of parking. The trail runs right by it. To hike the trail from the parking lot to the Claremount Access takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes by foot. So if your looking for a good 2.5 hrs hike this is the place. There is plenty of shade with lots of tree coverage and if your into running up and down stairs you will walk by two different sets of metal stairs to get your cardio up and running. Plenty of people either walk, run, or ride their bikes up and down this trail. Its a nice gentle slope so you dont feel exhausted walking back up towards your car. Your feet might hurt but your legs should be fine! My wife calculates her steps on her fitbit so for those looking for a huge return on getting your steps that day this walk usually gives her around 18,000 steps. It truly is a beautiful place to go for a walk. One of those hidden gems in the city of Hamilton to explore.
    Written May 29, 2018
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  • sheriffCarter
    Vancouver, Canada376 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's one of the best farms around this area. The entrance prices are fairly decent in compare to other places, apples prices are a bit on expensive side in compare to supermarkets - but quality is good. And there is some stuff to do with kids like a tractor ride, a trail or a sandbox filled with corn.
    Written September 15, 2019
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  • FellowTraveler824238
    Brantford, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is great if you're able to go. Update though: During COVID the parking is closed and no place close by to park legally. There were too many people using parking lot as place to park to go to Websters Falls even though it is noted to be closed online. Annoying that people ruin this and got this placed closed because they were sneaking into the nearby falls.
    Written June 15, 2020
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  • Tracy R
    Hamilton, Canada8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the view, beautiful trail. Not suitable for strollers at all. This is not an easy trail, great for a good work out with many large drumlins. Once you get past the first ( hardest) large hill, it is so beautiful with many rivers and wildlife to see. The trail does need some work.
    Written November 8, 2014
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  • AdHamont
    Hamilton, Canada151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited this site alone and it's really good for a group or for a walk with your dog, the loop is 2.9 km and it takes around 1.5 hr for full exploration.

    There is a parking lot and it's a 1 $ each hour and there is some spots for bicycle parking.
    once you park over there, get out the Oak Knoll rd. and turn left and take another left so you can start your tour.
    Written May 2, 2019
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  • AdHamont
    Hamilton, Canada151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So i went alone on this Trail because it's short one (2.5 km) and i was away from hiking so i wanted to try something easy.
    I will consider the Trail is easy for its distance and flat walk areas although there is some rocky areas but not that much, you will ended by 3 great views of the lake. The Trail will take around an hour for full exploration.
    Parking: there is parking machine which accept coins and cards and there is lots of parking.
    You have also bike share bicycles to rent over there but you are not allowed to go within the trail.
    Written May 1, 2019
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  • Maurene_K
    Dover, NH10,956 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    During a vacation to visit Canadian friends with some friends from home, we all went to Dundurn Castle and then went next door to Harvey Park.

    Admission to the park is free.

    One of our Canadian friends talked to us about the historical figure the park was named for as well as the differences between Canadian government and American government.

    This city park, formerly known as Burlington Heights Park, was renamed Harvey Park to honor Sir John Harvey. There is a historical marker dedicated to him that tells his story. In the War of 1812, then Lt. Colonel John Harvey, a British soldier, was a hero at Lundy's Lane, Fort Erie, and the Battle of Stoney Creek. He left for Stoney Creek from this location with 700 of his men. He later held colonial administrator positions in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia.

    On its other side, the park is close to and linked to the Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trail, overlooking Hamilton Harbour, by stairs near the High Level Bridge. I would have liked some extra time to explore that, but we had a schedule to keep.

    Activities at the park including walking, running, hiking, and picnicking.

    After walking through this park on our way back from visiting Dundurn Castle, we had an outdoor picnic here before heading out for afternoon sightseeing.

    We rate Harvey Park at 4.0.

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    Written February 10, 2019
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