Escarpment ExpeditionEasy to moderate | Unsigned | Unpaved trails | varied surfaces, paved roads
This 23 kilometre looped route is great way to explore the dramatic Niagara Escarpment in the Hamilton area, cruising along trails and making easy connections into the welcoming communities in the valley and out.
From the village of Ancaster, pass roadside estates before joining the delightful treelined and well kept rail trail through Dundas Valley.
Take a refreshment or shopping break in downtown Dundas before pedaling on via the boulevard trail alongside Cootes Drive.
Connect back with the rail trail, a busy and paved thoroughfare for the many university studentsin the area.
Heading up through the golf club greens, join the Chedoke Trail on a spectacular tour through lush woodlands and past numerous waterfalls etched out of the impressive shale and sandstone layers right along the trail.
Enjoy picturesque views across the valley before the trail veers off the Escarpment and winds its way into Ancaster, where inviting patios and ice cream parlours are ready to round out the adventure.