Hamilton Conservation Authority City of Hamilton Bruce Trail Conservancy
 
 

 

Albion Falls / King's Forest Walk

East Hamilton Mountain

Access Point:
 
Oak Knoll Park parking lot, Mountain Brow Boulevard
Distance:
 
6.2 km
Ease of Access:
 
Moderate
Trail Surface:
 
Hard packed earth, wood chips, bridges, stairs, asphalt
Parking Fee:
 
No
City Bus Route:
 
21 – Upper Kenilworth
Road Directions:
 
From Hwy 403 take the Lincoln Alexander Parkway exit east across Hamilton Mountain. Exit at Upper Gage Avenue and turn left. Turn right on Mohawk Road East, which will turn into Mountain Brow Blvd. The Oak Knoll Park parking lot is on the left, just before Limeridge Road.
Map of Walk:
 
 

Other Trail Information & Directions:

Start at Buttermilk Falls. Take the Mountain Brow Side Trail towards Albion Falls. Here, you will find two lookouts, benches and interpretive displays about the falls and area’s natural and cultural heritage. Leave the parking lot and walk along the road to Albion Falls. Continue on Mud St. to the Mud St. parking lot. Here, the Bruce Trail enters the Red Hill Valley. Follow Bruce Trail flashes under the parkway to Mount Albion Road and Glendale Falls. You can retrace your steps back to your car or take the Mountain Brow Access Trail to the Oak Knoll Park parking lot.

This walk’s featured waterfall is Albion Falls. Enjoy the sound of the Red Hill Creek as it flows over this 19 metre waterfall, a classical cascade visible year round and one of Hamilton’s most popular falls.

A grist mill was erected by William Davis in 1792 near Albion Falls. Not far from this mill, a saw mill was also built to serve a small but growing community. You can still see an old mill wheel with a commemorative plaque. The creek was once seriously considered as a possible source of water for Hamilton.

Along the Way:

Albion Falls
King’s Forest Park
Buttermilk Falls
Red Hill Valley Trail
Glendale Falls
Bruce Trail

Did You Know?

At one time, the Albion Mills community was home to three hotels, a general store and a blacksmith shop. By the early 1900s, the small vibrant village was all but forgotten.


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