Toronto enjoys the great strategic locations amidst the naturally beautiful valleys and mountains. That means, one is sure to experience some breathtaking views of the city and the surroundings by embarking upon some exciting hikes. And, fortunately, there are a number of such hikes in the vicinity of Toronto that are bound to make one spellbound and mesmerized. So, here is a list of such incredible hikes.
Evergreen Brick Works
Evergreen Brick Works is a gentle biking and walking trail. The place was once a popular quarry called ‘Don Valley Brick Works’. However, it got closed in 1984, and since then the site has been reinvented as a gorgeous park that is bedecked with graffiti exhibition, children’s garden, and a beautiful ice skating rink. The best part is that it is located right in the heart of Toronto.
Bluffers Park And Trail
Bluffers Park And Trail is located in Scarborough and spans 15 km of the area. One could get some of the excellent panoramic views of the surroundings by climbing on this gentle hike. It is a great spot for the tourists who simply love to revel in their solitude and commune with nature.
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre enjoys the distinction of being North America’s largest urban park. The best part is that it is easily accessible and is located in the city; however, one completely immerses in the natural idyllic atmosphere of the place here that is starkly different from the hustle and bustle of the city. Moreover, its proximity to Toronto Zoo opens other options for the tourists to explore after they have spent some amazingly entrancing moments in the conservation centre.
Elora Gorge Conservation Area
Elora Gorge Conservation Area provides breathtaking views of the gorge by its side. The hiking trails here snake through the beautiful and calming river, and provide the visitors with much needed peace of mind.
Spencer Gorge Conservation Area
Spencer Gorge Conservation Area is located in Hamilton, which has a dubious image of being industrial port city. However, strenuous efforts by authorities have gone a long way in ensuring that the image of the place is now changed. There are a number of well-maintained beautiful parks here, along with some amazing waterfalls and cascades. There are some extensive hiking trails as well providing stunning views of the surroundings. Some of the popular spots in Spencer Gorge Conservation Area are Tew Falls, Webster Falls, and Dundas Peak.
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
This forested area is popular among all sorts of hikers since there are both gentle and steep hikes here. And, one doesn’t locate any rattlesnake here as the name suggests, but one could also find a number of turkey, vultures, etc. Moreover, the idyllic environment of the place is completely soothing and invigorating.
Bruce Trail is a well-maintained and well-marked trail that explores the rich and diverse landscapes. It spans a wide area covering Nottawasaga Bluffs, Cheltenham Badlands, and Niagara Falls. The hikes here are gentle but offer great camping adventure. The place enjoys a roaring popularity among the tourists, and also, it has been declared a ‘World Biosphere Reserve’ by UNESCO.