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Grindstone Marshes - Bridle Trail Loop

Royal Botanical Gardens Hike 3.1 km 0.9 hours Mixed

Description:  Short loop in the Hendrie Valley Trails.

Grindstone Creek originates above the Niagara Escarpment in Flamborough. It drains an area of 90 square kilometres making it one of the main tributaries discharging into the northwest-end of
HamiltonHarbour .  A 50-hectare marsh lies in HendrieValleywhere the lower portion of Grindstone Creek flows. This highly productive, shallow wetland, northeast of Cootes Paradise, provides crucial spawning, nursery and adult habitat for many native fish as well as food and shelter for a variety of birds, mammals, amphibians and insects.

Trailhead:  Access from Spring Garden Road

Trail Code

While hiking the trails at the Royal Botanical Gardens, it is important to abide by the trail code: