Trails at Silver Creek Conservation Area

The Bruce Trail through Silver Creek Conservation Area

Main trail distance – 6.5km

The 6.5km of the main Bruce Trail (marked by white paint blazes) takes you through this escarpment mature woodlot, where large, flat, moss covered debris was left by a retreating glacier. Explore the steep valley wall of Snow’s Creek leading to a wooden bridge crossing the cascading creek. Entering a cedar forest, you will cross a boardwalk and continue to descend along the valley, crossing owl creek. You are now heading out of the conservation area as you begin to once again climb the escarpment.

Side Trails include:

  • The Great Esker Side Trail
    Distance – 3.8km plus 0.4km of access trail, together with the main trail makes a 4.9km loop
  • Maureen Smith Side Trail
    Distance – 0.7km, this trail will take you out of the conservation area.
  • Irwin Quarry Side Trail
    Distance – 1.2km, together with the main trail makes a 1.4km loop.
  • Roberts Side Trail
    Distance – 1.6km, with the main trail makes a 2.8km loop
  • Walking Fern Side Trail
    Distance – 0.9km, you must return along the trail for a round trip of 1.8km.

Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail is a footpath that threads its way across the CVC watershed along the Niagara Escarpment affording the user a variety of special interest side trails and spectacular scenery and outlooks. Users are advised to obtain a trail guide before venturing out.

The Bruce Trail Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and maintenance of over 800 km of main trails and an additional 200km of side trails along the Niagara Escarpment between Niagara Falls, Ontario (Queenston Heights) and Tobermory, Ontario (Little Tub Harbour).

The Bruce Trail Association can be contacted at PO Box 857, Hamilton, ON L8N 3N9 or visit their website at www.brucetrail.org .