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. After descending the escarpment, you will climb back up to find the delightful Tew’s Falls, the highest waterfall in the region, and the incomparable views from Dundas Peak. Those who follow this loop are encouraged to indulge in a variety of scenic vistas along with butter tarts from a local farm market!
- 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.
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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