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Bruce Trail - Rock Chapel Loop

Royal Botanical Gardens Hike 6.3 km 1.8 hours Unpaved

Description:  Great hike up the Niagara Escarpment.

Rock Chapel, a 72-hectare nature sanctuary located on the Flamborough-Dundas municipal boundary along the Niagara Escarpment, is part of the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This south-facing forested habitat features Borer’s Falls and the escarpment valley. The escarpment and its wooded areas are home to a diverse range of rare and uncommon plants and birds. The escarpment edge supports a rare eastern white cedar old growth forest community.

Trailhead:  Access from York Road

Trail Code

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