Niagara Glen Nature Areas
Niagara Glen Nature Areas
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David B
Toronto, Canada402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
I was AMAZED by this place! Not much new ever happens at Niagara having visited over many years, but had not seen this before. Wow. Beautiful hiking trails right down to the rivers edge, multiple routes (suggest getting a paper map or downloading, there are a lot of interconnected trails.) Took some friends from Sweden here, they loved the hiking and access to the water, it helped that we had a gorgeous fall day, and entry was FREE! Not crowded, lots of nature and away from the tourist hustle(s). A couple notes, some of the trails a bit rugged, with elevation change of maybe 60 metres, might be a tough walk in flip flops or quite slippery if raining. My wife has replacement knees, so stayed at the top, but also enjoyed a couple walking trails and wildlife photography. I would suggest 1-2 hours.
Written 23 September 2022
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eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
Singapore, Singapore1,214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We took the WEGO green line to Niagara Glen and arrived around 9.45am on a Saturday. Once you alighted from the bus, you will see the Park Centre.

Walk into the park and look for the sign board of the Trail and that will be the entrance down a tall iron staircase to the trailhead.

From the staircase, you could hike either left or right around the Main Loop Trail. The Main Loop Trail along the Niagara River is very scenic. We just followed the colour signage and diverted into the orange Cobblestone Trail and turquoise River Trail. The turquoise River Trail will lead to a nice rocky river side good for pictures.

All in all we finished hiking in 2 hours. The same WEGO bus stop where you alighted will be the same bus stop to board for a turnaround back to Table Rock direction.
Written 1 October 2023
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X246L
Asia46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We enjoyed hiking here. There are several trails on river side and hill side. WeGo green bus stops there.

When we went there in the afternoon on weekday, there were not many people. We could walk in a quiet woods and heard unique voice of birds.
There were some large rocks and you have to walk down or up on some smaller rocks. This course might be dangerous for small kids or elderly people.

Niagara Glen is great place for people who think Niagara Falls downtown is too touristy.
Written 13 July 2023
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DanKan
Dayton, OH227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We stopped at the Glen Nature park to have lunch. There are tables and plenty of space. The park was very clean, and we were impressed with the views of the gorge from the park. We did not go down the stairs to reach the hiking trails, but this is an option if you have the time.

The parking is metered, but is part of the Niagara Parks Parking Pass, so all you have to do is place your pass on the dash.
Written 29 October 2022
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drb8053
Ottawa, Canada186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
What a great place. We came here with the intention of hiking down to Whirlpool Beach, which we'd seen earlier in the week from up at the Aero Car. After getting a trail map (which everyone should do; we were astonished how many people stopped us to ask for directions) and consulting with a very nice fellow up at the Nature Centre, we determined that we probably didn't have enough time to get all the way there and back in the time we had available. Never mind - we made it down to the water at the River Trail, from where we could see the jet boats coming by. To other prospective visitors I would say give yourself more time than you think, and wear sensible footwear for hiking over uneven and at times rough terrain.
Written 3 September 2021
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Kim E
Region of Waterloo, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Beautiful park and trails. Stunning and awe inspiring scenery. Quiet and serene immersion in nature just minutes from the tourist areas.

Go early in the day before it gets busy (pre 10am). Pick up a map at the park building and talk to the people who work there. They will give you great advice for your walk based on your hiking ability. I saw many people who were really struggling and someone who ended up needing help to get out. You need very good mobility, decent cardio and some hiking experience. Would not suggest going when it is rainy or wet, the rocks would be quite slippery I think.
Written 3 October 2021
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ernie00
Montreal, Canada47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This place is amazing, uncrowded and it's a very nice hike. If you are used to hiking it's not a hard hike. We did the big loop in about 1h:30 with a 6 and 12 year old. Very fun hike with the rocks and the views are amazing.

Trails are well marked and maintained.

Hike is free but parking is 2:50 an hour.

About 10 min drive from the tourist area.
Written 5 August 2021
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Stuart L
Ontario, Canada23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I have hiked this trail system for decades but this past weekend I found the Niagara Parks solution to blocking access to the rapids was disappointing. Hikers should be warned of trail dangers including slip and fall accident potential. I regularly meet visitors on the trail with poor abilities anticipating a fall on the wet slippery mountain slope trails. Parks solution of throwing cut and fallen trees at trail access points only makes the hike more dangerous for the most experienced hikers. Yes the Fire rescue has to attend more than they would like but perhaps instead of making the situation worse by adding hazards the Parks could better warn users of the dangers and display accident statistics. If Niagara Falls Fire and Rescue has ordered Niagara Parks to make changes to reduce rescue calls this is not the right solution.
Written 21 July 2021
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FATIMAH
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
All those beautiful views of niagara riverr are accessible or visible along the niagara river recreational trail which begins around whirlpool aerocar, before it, its a paved sidewalk.
And the safety logs have to be crossed to see those majestic views though its unsafe. But walking along the trail towards niagara glen, after upperwhirlpool trails we can see those amazing views.
We started our walk from Butterfly Manor all the way to butterfly conservatory in search of these views and thats how ended up hiking the niagara glen nature reserve. A steep staricase behind the niagara glen nature centre leads to hiking trails below, they are pretty steep and tricky, winding through the forest and rocks eventually to water.the way had me gasping for breath at intervals but it was an adventure in itself.Views along were serene but there were trees blocking the full view of rapids. and its very very dangerous to cross saftey signs to get a full view.once down i tried getting into water just a little bit and badly slipped ( not hurt though) as the rocks had algae and were very very slippery !
Written 3 October 2021
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Scott C
St. Catharines, Canada745 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
My wife and I hiked the main trail and were blown away by the views, topography and the quality of the route. Trails were in immaculate condition, and I would suggest that this time of year is perfect to walk the trail, as your views of the river are unobstructed. My only complaint was the cost of parking is a little steep.
Written 11 November 2022
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