Best Hiking Spots Toronto

Hiking and romance anyone? Hiking is a great idea for your later dates. First date this might be awkward and not safe but later dates works well. You can browse some great scenery and further build up your connection. Places such as Niagara Falls have become too commercialized over the years. You go there few times and there’s not much else to do. Additionally, it can get extremely crowded as there are many people. What if you wanted some alternatives but not more than 1 hour drive? Look no further! We bring you the best gem hiking trails near Toronto. These places are hidden and not a lot of people know about it. Here we go with the count of the best hiking spots:

1. Hilton Falls

This by far one of the best places to visit. It’s a 45 minute drive from Toronto and t’s not that well known. The scenery is magnificent. You have a hidden lake and can see the fall as well once you are well in the forest. The hiking trail in the forest is perfect combination for those interested in getting fresh air and staying inspired. You do need to purchase a ticket to access as this is a conservation area. Tickets are $6.50 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. Get more information here for the ticket.

Location: 4985 Campbellville Rd, Milton, ON L7P 0G3

Rating: 5/5

2. Rockwood Conservation Area 

Rockwood conservation area is absolutely incredible! You will love it. There’s water and a long trail for avid hikers. This area does require reservation and you can do it when you arrive there. It’s around $6 per adult.

Location: 12169 5th Line, Limehouse, ON L0P 1H0

Rating: 5/5

Location: 161 Fall St S, Guelph/Eramosa, ON N0B 2K0

3. Mountsberg Conservation Area

This is a really hidden spot where you can get to see some eagles and horses. The trail is also nice and can be a very enjoyable spot to spend time with your date. This one also requires purchasing ticket in advance.

Location: 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

Rating: 3/5

4. Rattle Snake Conservation

This is by far the most advanced and exciting trail. The drive up the mountain is tricky as you go into the area to park your car so be sure to be careful. This area has a deep slope. This is a good spot for more advance hikers as it’s definitely a step up from Hilton Falls. Reservation is also required in advance.

Location: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON L9E 0M9

Rating: 4/5

5. Kelso Conservation Area

Kelso conservation is one of our favourite. This is a perfect spot for a picnic or a romantic date. The trails besides the lake is a great workout especially as you go up the hill. In winter time, it also has ski resort. Reservation is also required for this.

Location: 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton, ON L9E 0C6

Rating: 5/5

6. Mount Nemo

Mount Nemo is a descent destination for hiking and the view is nice. It’s definitely worth checking out but the trail wasn’t as good as the others.

Location: 5317 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON L7P 0A5

Rating: 3/5

7. Crawford Lake

Crawford Lake is another great destination to check out. The trails is beginner friendly and has phenomenal views.

Location: 3115 Conservation Rd, Milton, ON L9T 2X3

Rating: 3/5

8. Limehouse Conservation Area

Limehouse conservation area is another good destination. It doesn’t require any ticket purchase and the trail is a long one.

Location: 12169 5th Line, Limehouse, ON L0P 1H0

Rating: 3/5

9. Tiffany Falls

Tiffany Falls is a fall in Hamilton. It has a trail leading up to the fall and it’s definitely a nice spot to check out. There’s no reservation required but there’s a parking fee.

Location: 12169 5th Line, Limehouse, ON L0P 1H0

Rating: 2/5

Location: 900 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, ON

10. Robert Edmondson

Robert Edmondson is a tiny conservation area in Milton. The scenery is tranquil but doesn’t really stack up well against other spots. Out of all the conservation areas would not recommend this spot.

Location: 10027 First Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X5

Rating: 1/5

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