Escarpment Country Cruise

Hamilton, Ontario, CA

Route Overview

Waterfront Regeneration Trust

Routes along the waterfront for all your cycling needs

40 mi.
928 ft.

Experience the flip-side of Hamilton and Burlington. Far from the industry of Hamilton's harbourfront, you'll cruise a fully signed 65km course of (mostly) quiet country roads, screened limestone rail trail greenways and scenic waterfront paths.

You'll cruise out of Bayfront Park with kilometres of paved paths right along the water, run a gauntlet of culinary temptations through Westdale Village and roll out into the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, to the heart of Hamilton's trail network. You'll enjoy a quiet ride through the country to a popular orchard and bakery and work off those pie-cals heading back into Hamilton, with a stop at lovely Albion Falls, and enjoy a roughly 5km glide down the Escarpment Rail Trail back into the heart of Hamilton, where coffee, food, ice cream, and a craft brewery awaits.

This is one of 9 cycling itineraries showcasing Ontario’s best trails and two signature cycling routes–the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and The Greenbelt Route. Celebrate the Lake Ontario watershed and cycling while supporting rural communities and local businesses.

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