8 Stunning Hikes Near Toronto That Will Take You To The Top Of The World

You'll have your head in the clouds at these spots.

Toronto Senior Staff Writer
8 Stunning Hikes Near Toronto That Will Take You To The Top Of The World


You can take your next adventure to new heights with these towering day hikes near Toronto.

From limestone cliff lookouts to massive bridges, these spots boast some unforgettable views and the best part is that they're not too far from the city.

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Rattlesnake Point

Price: $6.50 per adult

Address: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hike your way to Buffalo Crag lookout, where you'll be treated to sweeping views of the escarpment. The area is located less than an hour from the city, and reservations are required.

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Dundas Peak

Price: $5 per person, $10 reservation fee

Address: Harvest Road, Dundas, ON

Why You Need To Go: Tucked away in Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, Dundas Peak offers towering views of the escarpment and Hamilton. The hike is just under an hour from Toronto, and it will even take you past a 41-metre waterfall. Reservations are required.

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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: 795122 Third Line E., Mono, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located an hour outside of the city, Mono Cliffs boasts trails through a canyon and cliff-top lookouts.

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Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

Price: Free

Address: 28 Quarry Rd., Grimsby, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can hike your way to panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario at this area, which is one hour from the city.

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Kelso Conservation Area

Price: $6.50 per adult

Address: 5234 Kelso Rd., Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy stunning views of the countryside from atop the limestone cliffs at Kelso Conservation Area, located 45 minutes from Toronto. Reservations are required.

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Fleetwood Creek Natural Area

Price: Free

Address: 902 Ballyduff Rd., Pontypool, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located just over an hour from Toronto, this scenic area boasts a towering observation platform where you can gaze over rolling hills and forests.

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Doube's Trestle Bridge

Price: Free

Address: Trans-Canada Trail, Kawartha Lakes, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take in soaring views of Buttermilk Valley on this giant trestle bridge, which sits 29 metres above the land below. It can be found along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail about an hour and a half from Toronto.

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Seaton Hiking Trail

Price: Free

Address: Various access points

Why You Need To Go: Just 30 minutes from the city, you can discover this beautiful hiking trail that will take you over steep bluffs for some towering views.

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Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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