May 27 - June 30


Hidden Gems: Hamilton

Published June 07, 2019 08:00

Discover Hidden Gems in your community.

Looking for somewhere fresh to ride? We are excited to launch a brand new Hidden Gems series as part of Bike Month across the GTHA and Guelph. These weekly features will give you insider tips on some of the best trails, paths, and on-street bike facilities. Whether you cycle to work, ride the trails on the weekend, or bike to get around town, we hope you’ll find a hidden gem. Then, share it with a friend, colleague, or family member who wants to give biking a try this spring.

This historic Rail Trail traces the Niagara Escarpment and offers incredible views of Lower Hamilton.

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The Escarpment Rail Trail extends from above the escarpment near Albion Falls, to the lower city.

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The trail starts at Corktown Park and ends at Red Hill Trail, south parking lot, at Albion Falls.

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The Region developed the rail corridor into a trail for people walking and biking in 1993.

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Trail entrances above the mountain are located at Arbour Road (Albion Falls parking lot), Limeridge Road East and Mohawk Road East (just east of Mountain Brow Blvd.). The trail follows the former CN right-of-way along the escarpment, crosses over the Kenilworth Access, then continues to Wentworth Street South (near the bottom of the Wentworth Street stairs). Upon crossing Wentworth Street South, the trail continues through the lower city ending in Corktown Park located near Ferguson Avenue South and Young Street.

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Used by commuters, recreational cyclists, hikers, dog walkers and students, this trail is truly for everyone.

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Take a break and enjoy vistas of the lower city, the Niagara Escarpment, and the Hamilton Brick Works.

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Want to keep riding? This trail forms part of the Trans Canada Trail network and continues to Paris and Cambridge, Ontario.

Get ready to ride during Bike Month in Hamilton!

  • Kick off the cycling season with group rides, community events, and more! Visit our Events Calendar for details.
  • From films to ice cream rides to festivals, Bike Month has something for everyone.
  • Tell us what you’re up to during Bike Month! Tag us @BikeMonth using #BikeMonth and #HamOnt

Where do you ride?

Let us know where you’re riding by tagging us on Twitter and Facebook, and/or using #BikeMonth across social media platforms.

Photos: Nicholas Jones

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Coming May 1, take the Bike Month pledge!

Pledge to ride to school or work on Bike to Work Day, Monday May 27 and/or throughout June for a chance to win one of three trips for two courtesy of VIA Rail (to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa) or a weekend getaway courtesy of Welcome Cyclists. Contest closes June 18.