Thursday, August 30, 2012

Spring Creek Trail, Dundas Valley

 Spring Creek Trail in Dundas Valley connects Warren Park at the eastern end of the trail with the Dundas Trail Centre at the western end. Along the way, a footpath through a gorgeous valley, with plenty of hills, open fields, gloomy hemlock groves, and the lovely spring creek stitching it all together.
The low lying valley has a trail that parallels Spring Creek as the creek meanders toward Cootes Paradise. Beyond Warren Park the creek flows into the larger Spencer Creek before reaching Cootes Paradise, AKA the Dundas Marsh. Several low foot bridges help keep travellers feet dry while following the creek.
The Spring Creek Trail also roughly parallels the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail, so it can serve as an alternate route, providing a cool sheltered walk when the rail trail is too hot. Going west to east will get you more downhill action on your bicycle, but please be aware of people walking on the trails as you descend, or corner.

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