With more than 100 waterfalls located within the city’s limits, Hamilton has been called the Waterfall Capital of the World. Take this loop hike and you will see four of them, including two (Felker’s and Albion) that are named in Day Trips Canada’s list of Southwestern Ontario’s 10 best. While the waterfalls are the highlight, this route travels forested trails with a variety of flora and fauna and the brow of Hamilton’s mountain, with its stunning views of the Red Hill Valley, the city itself and Lake Ontario.
- Length: 10 kilometres
- Level of Difficulty: Moderate
- Length of Time: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
- Points of Interest: Albion Falls, Felker’s Falls, Buttermilk Falls, Glendale Falls, Red Hill Valley, mountain brow walk
Download the detailed loop guide to learn more and plan your hike.
Hamilton and Area Hikes Series
The Hamilton region has become known as the “Waterfall Capital of the World”, and hikers have made tracks here only to find that the area provides much more to explore. The waterfalls are just the beginning of what makes Hamilton a haven for hikers, and memorable day hikes in the area can reveal stunning Carolinian forests, abundant wildlife, spectacular vistas, and historic villages.
The Hamilton and Area Hikes series is your “step by step” guide to six different day hikes that explore conservation areas, the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Trail and the Grand River. Each loop hike includes a detailed map, precise directions, local lore, information about the flora, fauna, and history you are likely to encounter, and après hike suggestions.
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