Pace: Moderate to Fast, 4-5km/hr In winter months the trail is not maintained and can be quite slippery due to ice or snow. Having completed end-to-end journeys on foot or astride my bicycle on all but the CP Rail Trail, I’ve come to realize that rail trails differ from other recreational paths. Once an active train line, the Escarpment Rail Trail was developed into a pedestrian/bicycle trail in 1993 connecting downtown Hamilton to the mountain. 3 – Red Hill Valley Trail (Closed) 4 – Beach Strip 5 – Barton Street 6 –Tews Falls Circuit 7 – Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail 8 – Chedoke Rail Trail. Distance: 10km approx. This used to be a train park and now it is for bikers and hikers. Due to the route required to make such a connection, the trail is not only extremely long, but slopes very gradually through the lush escarpment forest making for a gorgeous walk, jog or bike ride. The Kenilworth steps connect the East Mountain to the Escarpment Rail Trail/Bruce Trail, and continue down to the Rosedale area of Hamilton. From Brantford, the Trans Canada Trail turns away from the Grand River, taking mainly rail trails through Hamilton, returning to the Grand River at Caledonia. HAMILTON, ON - September 1, 2017 - Beginning next week, approximately 80 dead or dying Ash trees will be removed from along the Escarpment Rail Trail near Limeridge Road. In the interest of public safety, there will be intermittent closures along the trail near Limeridge Road between Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and Friday, September 15, 2017, weather permitting. Click here for a map of the Trans Canada Trail from the Forks of the Credit to the Great Lakes. According to the City of Hamilton website, other stairs leading up to the Escarpment Rail Trail are as follows:. It is covered with gravel, and it goes up at times and other times it is flat. There are 228 steps. Fuel up at a coffee shop, such as Cafe Oranje on King Street Eat and then head up the Escarpment Rail Trail from Corktown Park, which leads you up the mountain to King’s Forest. Naturally, we were interested to walk on it, while most people biked. The side of the escarpment and trees offer some protection from the elements. Location: Hamilton Start Time: Meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 start.Planned to finish between 12:00 and 12:30 pm. Meeting Location: Parking area at SplitsVille Bowling in Hamilton located at 1525 Stone Church Rd E. Park at the West side of the building near the trail. The tree canopy over the Rail Trail offers quite a bit of protection from the sun on hot summer days. Trail entrances above the mountain are located at Arbour Road (Albion Falls parking lot), Limeridge Road East and Mohawk Road East (just east of Mountain Brow Blvd. ). While we were visiting Albion Falls, we noticed a trail that I didn't know, the Escarpment Recreational Rail Trail. Fall colours add to the enjoyment of using the stairs and trail during autumn. Firefighters remove a person from a car that went off the escarpment after going through a barrier at the bottom of the Sherman Cut, landing halfway to the rail trail … Sunday, November 15 - Escarpment Recreational Rail Trail #1. Their width makes them chat-friendly because you can walk two or three abreast. Cycling Route #1: Escarpment Rail Trail by:Brad Tyleman Notes: This route runs from downtown Hamilton to Albion Falls,which is located at the southern edge of Red Hill Valley on In total, more than 100 kilometres of rail trails criss-cross Headwaters. 64 km along the THB, Escarpment and Chippewa Rail Trails, over 2 days. Before the city completed construction on the Kenilworth stairs, a privately built set of steps named Uli’s Steps connected the upper and lower city.