Hike the Dundas Escarpment
Canada › Dundas Parking Area
Added by Andrea Thompson
Take in the waterfalls & endless views packed into a short & easy hike through the Dundas Escarpment. This hike offers amazing colours in the fall, but great at any time of year.
Starting at Webster's Falls, this hike continues down the trail to Tews Falls and then leads to the Dundas Peak, with panoramic views of the surrounding towns, Dundas & Hamilton. This is a short hike and totals around 3km. There are some side trails that could be taken to offer variety and additional trail length on the way back, but for the most part this is an out-and-back hike. The trail itself is dirt with exposed roots and there are a couple of man-made stair cases that have been added in recent years in the steeper sections of trail.
Websters Falls is a beautiful 30 meter high tiered waterfall that, during the summer months, you can swim at the bottom of! Tews Falls towers at 41 meters and is only slightly shorter than Niagara Falls! When you arrive at the Dundas Peak there is an observation rock that is ideal for a picnic lunch on a nice day.
One thing to keep in mind is that this has become quite a tourist area attraction on the weekends. Best to go during the week if you want a more quiet and peaceful experience!
This trail is maintained by Hamilton Parks and there is a $10 parking fee, but it really is well worth it. The trails are clean and well marked, plus the views alone are worth the cost of parking!
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Simple way to get out of the city
If you're in the urban sprawl of western Lake Ontario and you're feeling the need for a break immersed in nature, head to the escarpment and get lost in the trees. You won't regret it. If you can, though, get farther away from the city!
Great Day Trip!
Grew up in Dundas and I spent plenty time at the peak and the waterfalls there growing up! Such a sweet spot to spend a few hours or a whole day hiking and adventuring. Bring a picnic and your camera and your in business!
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