Whether you like to stay fit or you need to get away from all the hustle and bustle of a busy city, hiking is an all around positive hobby. Become one with nature and enjoy the gorgeous views that Hamilton’s Escarpment Rail Trail has to offer.
Check out the gorgeous Albion Falls or the stunning view of the Niagara Escarpment. It’s a great place to see a few of our four legged, wild friends, do some bird watching or catch a breath-taking glimpse of the lower city.
The trail is built on an abandoned Canadian National Railway line and is a piece of history from a time when young Hamilton was just beginning to develop. Thirty-two kilometres of asphalt and gravel walkway make this trail an ideal spot for cyclists, runners or leisurely walks with the whole family and of course the dog!
All in all, this trail is a reflection of Hamilton’s diversity; a city filled with the hustle and bustle of every city in the country, but with a natural, quiet, meditative side. The Escarpment Rail Trail is a true shining star.
Yet one more reason to call Hamilton home.