Niagara Glen

Also commonly known as the Niagara Gorge, this is a popular hiking area for both tourists and locals to explore. A result of glacial erosion, the scenic area edges and overlooks the Niagara River and raging waters of the whirlpool rapids.

To fully discover all the Glen has to offer, follow the stairways that lead to the 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) of rugged paths that wind through this pristine natural area.  The Glen is home to a pocket of Carolinian Forest, prehistoric geological formations that date back more than 400 million years, and wild flora and fauna.

If you plan on exploring the Glen be sure to wear footwear appropriate for hiking to get the most out of your experience.

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Niagara Glen offers over 4km of marked rugged trails which can be used for hiking, nature watching, picnicking and boulder climbing; (permits are required for climbing, which are free).

Trails in the Glen feature elevation changes of 60m (200 feet), so proper footwear for rugged and steep terrain is required.

Guided tours of the Glen are available during Spring and Summer months, trails can be accessed year-round weather permitting.


Niagara Glen Nature Centre is open seasonally

Trail are open year-round

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3050 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario L0S 1J0