Summer is highly anticipated unfortunately it is always short lived. That is why it is important to get the most out of your days by getting OUT! Hiking is one of my personal favorite past-times and apparently a new trend among young adults my age (I’m 21, however I think they go just to post a photo on Instagram) Not only is hiking a great form of exercise but you get to see and experience things you would other wise miss.
Toronto has a lot to offer. However sometimes it is nice to step away from the blaring car horns and traffic noises and into a real secluded spot.
Scarborough Bluffs is a beautiful oasis just on the outskirts of Toronto. Located in Scarborough this park is not to far from civilization however it offers complete seclusion and breathtaking views. Not much of a trail, it is a great day trip to explore the shore and beachside along with a picnic!
Dundas Peak and the Spencer Gorge loop is a great hike to do with a small group. Located in Hamilton this hike has two great trail options. One along the top of the escarpment from Webster’s Falls, Tew’s Falls and Dundas Peak, and back; the other a longer, more adventurous trail loop down the Spencer Gorge and back up the escarpment on the Bruce Trail.
**It is much more rewarding to take the Spencer Gorge loop and turn back and visit the waterfalls last (Websters falls is beautiful and you can actually walk behind the falls!) The Gorge loop is full of breathtaking views and lookout points
Hilton Falls Conservation Area located in Milton is another beautiful hiking trail. However there are multiple trails you can take, each are accompanied with breathtaking waterfalls and caves you can actually crawl in! The whole trail is more than 30km and ideal for mountain biking, walking, dogs and perfect to post up for a picnic. Also laid out with breathtaking views and lookout points this is definitely the best hiking spot I have personal been to!