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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Valentine’s Day Heart Hand Warmers – Follow Along Video

173 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3T 2G8

February 8 - March 19

Nichola Feldman-Kiss: Scapegoat

McMaster Museum of Art

McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L6

Pay what you can, if you can, with a suggested donation of $2.00.

February 12 - May 1

Ingrid Mayrhofer: After All that Was Solid Melts Into Air

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Tickets Required.

February 23 - March 30

Artful Moments: Seniors’ Centre Without Walls

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Wednesdays, 11 am – 12 pm

Now thru February 27

Young Water Speaks

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Free Admission. Pre-registration required.

January 30 - May 29

Hamilton Beer Tour

The Beer Tour Company

$130.00+hst per person (8 person minimum) Tour is 5-7hrs long. Tour Dates: Sunday January 30,...

February 23

Starting Your Seeds Indoors (Virtual)

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Fee: $10 + Service Fee (Members 10% off*) Please pre-register by February 20. 7:00 pm...

February 23

AGH Reads: The Illuminations

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Free Admission. Pre-registration required.

Now thru March 26

Tastings at Tall Post Craft Cidery

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1170 Hendershot Rd, Hannon, ON L0R 1P0, Canada

Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. Closed Sundays.

Now thru March 27

Treewalk Village: Winter

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5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0

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Now thru March 20

Virtual Guided Hike: Winter Edition

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Pre-Registration Required

March 23 - 30

Garden Bones (Virtual)

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Wednesdays, March 23 & 30; 6 to 9 p.m.

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