Perched atop the Niagara Escarpment our hiking centre has 15 kms of trails meandering through 370 unspoiled acres of natural beauty. These incredible places, that we usually reserve for our winter adventures, will allow space for everyone to safely distance as well as provide unique and new views of our 200 year old forest.
Our well-marked trails offer something for everyone. Choose the length of trails that suit your abilities. Easy, Moderate and Advanced all trails are marked by signs, designating their degree of difficulty and distance. Travel along our terrain, featuring gentle rolling slopes to steep climbs, and expansive, world class views for an adventure suited to your ability.
Lookout points will surprise you on most of our trails with vast panoramic vistas, perfect for picture-taking or just soaking in the beauty of Mother Nature. The Lookout Point and Lookout Trail is aptly named for its breathtaking views and is well worth the effort on this moderate trail.
Staff will be there along the way to assist you in safely exploring this wonderful world of nature. Please note if you arrive later in the day, there will not be sufficient time to complete the outer trails. These sections close down at 3:30pm.
2020 Warm Season Trail Map:
Access to the Nature Trails comes included with your general park admission rate and is available during regular hours of operation. The last park admission is sold 2 hours prior to closing. Please note if you arrive later in the day, there will not be sufficient time to complete the outer trails. Monday through Friday these sections close down at 3:30pm, and 4:30 on Saturday and Sunday.
Things To Know Before You Go:
Hiking or running shoes are mandatory for admission
Sorry, no pets
Self-guided trails are clearly marked and guests should allow a minimum of 2 hours
Trail maps are provided in English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch and Spanish
Strollers are not permitted on the trails but carriers are welcome.
All ages welcome. Please note, due to steep and uneven trails in some areas, guests will encounter natural obstacles.
As an outdoor sports and fitness facility, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted to operate.
Scenic Caves is now taking an additional safety precaution by introducing our new Covid screening app. All Season Pass Holders and day guest visitors are now required to complete a Covid Self-Assessment screening test for each and every visit on the day of their visit prior to entering the grounds.
A smartphone or tablet is required to access the self-assessment.