Top Hiking Trails in Halton

With warmer weather upon us, it's a great time to start hiking with the family. We have some great trails right here in our region.

Crawford Lake

Great place to bring the kids. Learn about Species at Risk as you follow along the Hide and Seek Trail. Visit the reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian village, and explore local history. The heart of the park is the eponymous meromictic lake: Crawford Lake.

 

Rattlesnake Point

Buffalo Crag Lookout Point has one of the best views on the escarpment. Take the Nassagaweya Canyon Trail for a beautiful day hike between Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake. While you’re looking out over the escarpment at the spectacular views, take a look at the cedars along the escarpment. These ancient cedars are over 800 years old! Do you like rock climbing? There are 3 designated sites for rock climbers or you can bring your yoga mats for Yoga in the Park once a week in the summer.

 

Hilton Falls

This beautiful natural water feature is a stunning reward at the end of a hike. Along the falls you will see stone structures that are the remains of three 19th century saw mills. Venture out onto the trails for the day and see the reservoir: the best kept secret of this conservation area. It’s a peaceful place for a picnic, a nature walk, or a trail run. Pack your marshmallows and hot dogs, those who venture on the Hilton Falls trails will not only meet the Hilton Falls themselves, but also a raging bonfire put on by Conservation Halton staff.

 

Kelso

Kelso boasts a variety of activities any time of the year. You can swim, canoe, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding during the warmer months of the year. For those who prefer to stay dry, enjoy a peaceful walk on the board walk around the reservoir.

 

Mountsberg

Kids will have so much fun visiting Mountsberg. A new barn allows you to visit with giant Percheron horses, sheep, goats, rabbits, and chickens. Join Mountsberg staff throughout the year for a fascinating Bird of Prey Presentation. Jump, climb, skip, and run around in the play barn.

 

Mount Nemo

Perfect for the quiet getaway. If you prefer to hike away from crowds, this smaller park is the trail for you. There are also some rock climbing routes for the more adventerous hikers.

 

Limehouse Conservation Area

The Kiln Trail, although short, features reconstructed limestone kilns and ruins along its length. The area is known for deep rock fissures and crevices, so even though the trails aren’t very long, there’s plenty to explore on a hiking excursion in this Niagara Escarpment conservation area.

 

Hungry Hollows Trail

Hungry Hollow includes beaver ponds and meadows, and features a number of footbridges over Silver Creek. Cyclists will also enjoy these trails.

 

Silver Creek Conservation Area

Features a large valley, babbling brooks, lush forests and escarpment rocks where visitors can enjoy a taste of wilderness near urban and rural communities following the popular Bruce Trail. A boardwalk protects threatened amphibians and the pond’s sensitive shoreline.

 

 

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