Rattlesnake Point

About the Trail

Moderate | Signed | Sloping Terrain | Rocky with Roots

Take in the view on a hike at Rattlesnake Point! Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area has some of the most inspiring scenic views in the area. From the cliff edge you can marvel at the grace of the turkey vultures as they hover on the updrafts and soak in the vast Escarpment views.

From the Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area parking lot on Appleby Line, follow the blue blazes (trail markers) of the Side Trail south to a magnificent lookout. The Trail then swings north along the edge of Nassagaweya Canyon, a valley that was cut into the Escarpment bedrock over 10,000 years ago by glacial meltwater. Along the route are numerous crevices that plunge deep into the rock. The Side Trail is roughly 2.5 km long and ends at the white-blazed main Bruce Trail. From here you can retrace your steps back along the blueblazed Rattlesnake Point Side Trail to the parking lot.


Grab your hiking gear and come explore the Greenbelt's beautiful, protected countryside.
  Hiking Itineraries

Tourism Info

The Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access.

Conservation Halton Bruce Trail Conservancy