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The Best Hiking in Hamilton

Looking for the best hiking in Hamilton? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Hamilton. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Hamilton

  • 900 Wilson Street East, Ontario

    Hike to Tiffany Falls

    0.4 mi
    Great waterfall to visit with parking accessible at the trailhead. Right off the road, you'll need to pay for parking but it's a nice waterfall especially in the fall. Can get pretty busy as it's becoming more and more popular nowadays with travelers, which can take away from getting a good photo...
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  • Hamilton, Ontario

    Photograph Great Falls

    5.0
    0.1 mi
    The perfect little adventure in the city of Hamilton, this waterfall is along the iconic Bruce Trail and can easily be turned into a longer adventure along the Grindstone Creek. It can be explored at any time of the year, whether you're looking for a lot of water in the spring, fall foliage in au...
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  • Hamilton, Ontario

    Hike the Dundas Escarpment

    4.1
    1.9 mi
    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 ad...
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  • Hamilton, Ontario

    Photograph Webster's Falls

    5.0
    0.25 mi
    The waterfall is located in the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, which is delightful enough by itself to explore and have a picnic or lounge around. The easiest way to access this area is to park at the lot at the end of Fallsview Rd, located on top of the Dundas escarpment area. There is a $10 f...
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  • Hamilton, Ontario

    Hike to Tews Falls

    3.0
    3.7 mi
    Tews Falls is 41 meters high - just a little less than Niagara Falls! It's an impressive sight that gains perspective from the base - as opposed to the viewing platforms you will notice way above you.There are a couple of ways to access this hike, basically you need to get to the train tracks tha...
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  • Burlington, Ontario

    Hike the Mount Nemo Conservation Area Loop

    5.0
    1.6 mi
    This is probably one of my all-time favorite short hikes to do in Ontario during the fall. The hikes takes you to a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Niagara Escarpment that is blazed with fall colors. This family-friendly lookout trail should provide a very little challenge for older family me...
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  • Ayr, Ontario

    Hike the Walter Bean Grand River Trail (Section 1-2)

    4.0
    4.3 mi / 100 ft gain
    Start by parking in the lot just off of Highway 42, and check out the trail map. There is a maintained trail perfect for biking or walking, or a forest trail for intermediate walkers. A good way to do this trail is start by heading to the waterfall, then back up and follow the forest trail north ...
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  • Limehouse, Ontario

    Hike the Limehouse Conservation Area Loop

    3.1 mi / 50 ft gain
    This CA is home to history and nature. When entering the trail and heading left at the first fork, you are later greated by "hole in the wall" where the trail descends into a lime stone crevace. Allowing you to explore the rock will hiking along the trail. Continuting the the far left of the prop...
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  • Ayr, Ontario

    Walk along the Dumfies Road Trail

    1.9 mi / 10 ft gain
    This little trail is located right of of dumphries rd (parking lot is hidden in some trees, be sure not to miss it). This trail is easy to follow and easy to walk. In the trail you can enjoy the local chickadees and herons while over looking small lakes. The simple walk allows for a bit of relaxa...
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  • Thorold, Ontario

    Hike to Decew Falls [Closed]

    4.0
    1.2 mi
    NOTE: This waterfall is Closed with fencing surrounding the entrance and fines given to those who try to access the falls.  This area is home to two main waterfalls - Upper DeCew Falls, a large 22 metre plunge waterfall, and Lower DeCew Falls, a smaller 25 foot steep cascade waterfall. With its ...
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  • Caledon, Ontario

    Hike to Cataract Falls at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

    5.0
    1.9 mi
    The main parking lot is off of McLaren Road on the north-east side of the park, with an honour-pay system. Multiple hiking loops are well marked, with clear "Falls this way!" arrows on every sign. There are some steep down/up walks on wooden staircases that lead to both the river fishing spots a...
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  • Niagara Falls, New York

    Hike To Niagara Gorge Whirlpools

    3.7
    2 mi
    There are many different hiking trails in the Niagara Falls area, one of the favorites and most challenging being Devils Hole and Whirlpool Trail. Park at the far end of the lot at Whirlpool Park and walk towards the river where you'll see the trailhead going north. After about 5 minutes on this ...
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  • Lewiston, New York

    Artpark Trail

    2.66 mi / 230 ft gain
    Artpark Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lewiston, New York.
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  • Niagara Falls, New York

    Devil's Hole

    2.45 mi / 371 ft gain
    Devil's Hole is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Lewiston, New York.
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  • Niagara Falls, New York

    Devil's Hole and Whirlpool Trail

    5 mi / 479 ft gain
    Devil's Hole and Whirlpool Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lewiston, New York.
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  • Floradale, Ontario

    Stroll the Lions Lake Trail

    5.0
    4.3 mi
    One of the many entrances to the Lions Lake Trail can be found at the Crystal View Mennonite Church (marked on the map). The trail loops the Woolwich Reservoir and passes through tall trees, the Woolwich Dam, and through a local sugar bush.  On the north-east side of the lake you can choose to ta...
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