Hilton Falls has several trails to offer those who enjoy hiking or cycling. The best times to take to the trails of Hilton Falls are during the spring, summer, and fall. Hilton Falls is located on the Niagara Escarpment and has two tributaries of Sixteen Mile Creek winding through the premises, which make for beautiful waterfalls that are visible on some of the trails.
Those who are interested in hiking can enjoy the following trails:
1. Hilton Falls Trail
a. This trail is 4 km long and takes approximately an hour and a half to complete.
b. It follows old logging roads to lead to a beautiful waterfall that flows over the Niagara Escarpment.
c. At the waterfall, visitors can also view the ruins of three saw mills that were constructed in the 1800’s when Hilton Falls was used as a source of water power.
2. Red Oak Trail
a. This is a 3 km trail and it takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
b. Along this trail visitors will be able to see the rich woodlands of the Hilton Falls area as well as the Hilton Falls dam.
3. Beaver Dam Trail
a. This is Hilton Falls’ longest hiking trail at 9.5 km.
b. This trail takes approximately two and a half hours to complete.
c. While on this trail, visitors will be able to explore the wetlands and beaver meadows of the Hilton Falls area.
4. Bruce Trail
a. The Bruce Trail follows the Niagara Escarpment from Georgian Bay to the Niagara River, and is 725 km in total.
b. It is mentioned here because it passes through Hilton Falls.
Those who are cyclists can enjoy the following trails:
1. Bent Rim Trail
a. This trail is for advanced cyclists as it is a technical trail that consists of a surface of rock.
b. It is 5 km long and takes approximately two hours to complete
2. Single Track Mountain Bike Trails
a. This trail is for intermediate cyclists.
b. It is 7 km long and takes approximately an hour and a half to complete.
c. The trail surface is composed of rocks, dirt, and bridges.
3. Wandering Lynx Backcountry Trail System
a. This is the second trail for intermediate cyclists.
b. It is 6.5 km long and takes approximately an hour and a half to complete.
c. The trail surface is composed of rocks and dirt and cyclists need to look out for two way traffic on the loops that form this trail.
Hilton Falls is located on Campbellville Road near Campbellville. Driving directions are available here.
Hilton Falls is open daily at 8:30 am. Closing times vary with the seasons, so if you are planning to visit late in the day, call Hilton Falls at (905) 854-0262 to find out when they will be closing that day.
Admission to Hilton Falls is $5.50 for those over 15 ($6.25 when the HST comes into effect), $4.75 for seniors ($5.25 when the HST comes into effect), and $4.00 for children ages 4 to 15 ($4.50 when the HST comes into effect).
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