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.
The Escarpment Rail Trail extends from above the escarpment near Albion Falls, to the lower city.
The trail starts at Corktown Park and ends at Red Hill Trail, south parking lot, at Albion Falls.
The Region developed the rail corridor into a trail for people walking and biking in 1993.
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.
Used by commuters, recreational cyclists, hikers, dog walkers and students, this trail is truly for everyone.
Take a break and enjoy vistas of the lower city, the Niagara Escarpment, and the Hamilton Brick Works.
Want to keep riding? This trail forms part of the Trans Canada Trail network and continues to Paris and Cambridge, Ontario.