In Halton Hills, one of their most visited and popular conservation areas is Hilton Falls! You need to book your time in advance online at www.parkvist.ca, you get to choose a 2-hour time slot which is a good amount of time to hike to the falls and back if you keep a good and constant pace!
To start, there is a decent sized parking lot that is close to the starting point of the trails! When I visited we decided to take the ‘yellow’ Hilton Falls trails, which is a 4 km loop that takes you to the waterfall and back to the parking lot! This trail starts with a bit of a rocky hill, it is kid-friendly but still one of the harder parts of the trail! Needless to say, it is a sufficient warm up to conquer the hike ahead of you!
After the initial hill, there is mostly flat terrain that makes for a very easy and leisurely hike! There are many tall trees that provide a lot of shade and keep you cool when you are hiking on warmer sunny days! The trail has a lot of rock formations to also look at on your way to the waterfall! The Hilton waterfall is an astonishing ten-metres tall!
It takes approximately 1 hour to reach the falls, when you do get to the falls there are multiple picnic tables that you can stop at and have a quick snack! There is also a great viewing platform that you can access to get a clear and uninterrupted view of the falls! There are times of the year where the water pressure of the falls is significantly more strong than others!
If you aren’t much of a hiker, there is also mountain biking and cross-country skiing in the winter that you can enjoy! In the winter you can also experience the waterfall being frozen over!
It is a great conservation area for the entire family! See you there!
Hilton Falls : 4985 Campbellville Rd, Milton, ON L7P 0G3