Cootes Paradise North Shore Trails

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12/08/2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cootes Paradise North Shore Trails

  • HikeType General Hike
  • PaceTypes Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr
  • TerrainTypes Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail designated parking lot at Borer's Dog Park on York Road just south of Valley Road (Hopkins Corners) on Bruce Trail Guide Map 8 (Dundas Valley): 491 York Road, Hamilton.
Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km


Get away from the commercialism of the season and enjoy the quiet of the woods with friends on the north shore of Cootes Paradise in the Royal Botanical Gardens.  We will take in the Ray Lowes Side Trail, the Hopkins' Loop, the Bull's Point Trail, the Captain Cootes Trail and more.  You might even want to bring a few sunflower seeds to feed the birds when they alight on your outstretched hand.  Please bring icers, hiking boots, and something warm to drink.  Optional refreshment stop after.  Please pre-register at so that I can get an idea of numbers and contact you if the hike has to be cancelled for any reason.  Thank you.