ESCARPMENT COUNTRY CRUISE
A fully signed 65km cruise using mostly quiet country roads, screened limestone rail trails, and scenic waterfront paths along Ontario’s Greenbelt Route, Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and their signed connectors.
You’ll cruise out of Bayfront Park with kilometres of paved paths right along the Lake, run a gauntlet of culinary temptations through Westdale Village and roll out into the Dundas Valley Conservation Area , to the heart of Hamilton’s trail network. You’ll enjoy a quiet ride through the country to a popular orchard and bakery and work off those pie-cals heading back into Hamilton, with a stop at lovely Albion Falls, and a roughly 5km glide down the Escarpment Rail Trail back into the heart of Hamilton, where coffee, food, ice cream, and a craft brewery awaits.
Terrain: Some hills.
Surface: Combination of paved and unpaved paths and paved roads. Suitable for road bikes.
Level: Intermediate to difficult due to some steep hills and the busy crossing of HWY 6.
Family-friendly options–in and out along Chippewa Trail or Escarpment Rail Trail.
Maps: Download RidewithGPS Map and Cue Sheet. The interactive map and detailed cue sheets include a picture of signs you’ll follow.
Share your trips with the #greenbeltroute and #waterfronttrail hashtags.