Discover Hamilton’s trails and embark on a hiker’s paradise. This journey includes must-see sights, access to Canada’s longest footpath (the Bruce Trail), sweeping city views, and over half a dozen waterfalls. You’ll begin with glimpses of the urban City of Hamilton as you walk the Bruce Trail at Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area and explore the brow of Hamilton’s “mountain”, geologically known as the Niagara Escarpment.

Exploring the Red Hill Valley, you’ll see one of Hamilton’s most stunning waterfalls, Albion Falls — a complex cascade towering 19-metres in height. The Valley is also an excellent bird watching location. At Felker’s Falls Conservation Area, hikers are rewarded with views of gorges and waterfalls. The itinerary ends with an excursion to Eramosa Karst Conservation Area, an explorer’s dream. The Karst (a geological formation including underground drainage, caves and passages caused by dissolving rock) is filled with underground caves, streams, meadows and forests. This area is believed to have the largest number of karst features in any single area in the province, including soil pipes, sinkholes, sinking streams and a 335-metre long cave.


Itinerary Highlights

  • Suggested Itinerary: 2 days, 1 night
  • Trails Included: Bruce Trail, Chedoke Radial Trail
  • Trail Types: groomed trails, packed earth, steel bridge, paved pedestrian roads, steel steps, road pavement
  • Waterfalls Included: Scenic Waterfall, Princess Falls, Westcliffe Falls, Mountview Waterfall, Albion Falls, Buttermilk Falls, Upper Glendale Falls, Felker’s Falls
  • Points of Interest: Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton mountain, Red Hill Valley, Eramosa Karst

Download the detailed itinerary to guide your through this two-day trip!

Download Itinerary


Niagara Escarpment Waterfall Trip Series

Courtesy of its location along the Niagara Escarpment, a landmark ridge that runs through Southern Ontario, Hamilton and its environs are home to over 100 waterfalls. Hikers have endless options for single and multi-day hikes that put these stunners front and centre. If you’d like to explore more of these natural works of art, we’ve got a series of Niagara Escarpment waterfall trip itineraries to guide you in your discovery:

For more trip ideas featuring the waterfalls of Hamilton Halton Brant click here, and visit Tourism Hamilton’s Waterfall Guides on their website.

Travel Deals View All >>

Experiences & Tours View All >>

February 26

Capturing Winter Scenes

Royal Botanical Gardens

16 Old Guelph Road, Hamilton, ON L0R 2H9

February 4 - 7

Valentine’s Day Heart Hand Warmers – Follow Along Video

173 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3T 2G8

January 29

Virtual Owl Prowl

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0

1.5 hours in length. Recommended for all ages. $20/device* Registration closes January 29th, 2022 at...

February 23

AGH Reads: The Illuminations

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Free Admission. Pre-registration required.

February 12 - May 29

Margaret Watkins: Black Light

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Tickets required

Now thru March 27

Treewalk Village: Winter

Treetop Trekking

5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0

Closed some holidays. PLUS Open on these special dates: Dec 20, 21, 22, 23, 27,...

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,...

Now thru March 29

Yoga at the Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

Pre-Registration Required, Ticketed Event, 1-2 hours

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 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 26

Oaks and Acorns Nature Play: Late Winter Sessions

Royal Botanical Gardens

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

Similar Stories View All >>

Add Some Wow To Your Winter

Kick Off 2022 With Fresh Ideas For Outdoor & Indoor Fun

Read More

8 Outdoor Activities That Deliver Thrills and Chills In Any Fall Weather

Find late-fall fun.

Read More

The Wander-Fall Adventure Finder

Make the most of exploring season.

Read More

Summer 2.0

Stretch out summer fun a little longer.

Read More

Gather In The Great Outdoors

Find new ways to connect.

Read More

Plan A Day Trip To Stay Trip Upgrade

Find a local escape to match your getaway goals.

Read More

Happy Campers: 4 Creative Ways To Beat Ontario’s Campsite Shortage This Summer

Woodsy workarounds for happy campers.

Read More

Shake Up Your Summer With These Easy Sport Swaps

Switch up your go-to sport.

Read More

Just One Night

Need a change of scenery? These 2-day itineraries will get you on your way.

Read More

Trick or Treat Tradesies

Scare up some fun in Hamilton Halton Brant!

Read More

Rural On The Ridge

Take a day trip detour on Hamilton’s escarpment ridge

Read More

Fall For… Dundas and Ancaster

Make fall memories in Dundas and Ancaster.

Read More

Get Travel OffersEvent Details and
Planning Ideas for Your Next Trip

Sign up to receive the latest Hamilton Halton Brant travel news delivered right to your inbox.