This route is a true Niagara Escarpment adventure. Beginning at the 72-hectare Rock Chapel Sanctuary, hikers follow the Bruce Trail along the escarpment edge.

At this time access from the Bruce Trail into Spencer Gorge Conservation Area is not permitted. To access Tew Falls or Dundas Peak an advanced parking reservation must be made.

Your hike starts at Tew Falls from the parking area. There are two platforms just off the trail that allow visitors to get a spectacular view of the falls and gorge. Continue on your hike along the Niagara Escarpment to the Dundas Peak, offering a stunning view of the escarpment, Dundas and Hamilton. The 1.8 km loop trail system allows for physical distancing on narrow trails.Those who follow this loop are encouraged to indulge in a variety of scenic vistas along with butter tarts from a local farm market!
Tew’s Falls

Itinerary Highlights

  • Length: 12.3 kilometres
  • Level of Difficulty: Challenging
  • Length of Time: 3 to 4.5 hours
  • Points of Interest: Escarpment ecosystem, Dundas Peak, Tew’s Falls, amazing views

Download the detailed loop guide to learn more and plan your hike.

Download Loop Guide


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.

Don’t miss the other loops in the series:

These loops are just the beginning of the scenic walkabouts that await in Hamilton Halton Brant. We’ve got hundreds of miles of paths and trails where you can treat your feet to a few hours of adventure.

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