Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, Milton

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Taking its name from the serpent-like path cut by glaciers along the surrounding Niagara Escapement, Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area bursts with life and outdoor excursions. Spanning nearly 100 sq km (38.6 sq mi) of biodiverse landscape, the region is a natural playground for all ages, offering 17 campsites, four developed trails of varying difficulty and for the daredevils, rock climbing across three designated sights. If you're looking for a relaxing ramble, take the Rabbit Run or Vista Adventure for easy inclines and breathtaking panoramic views from Nassagaweya Lookout. For those seeking a challenge, hike the Nassagaweya Canyon Trail, a four hour round trip taking you to Crawford Lake. If hiking, bring plenty of water and a picnic. Plan my Milton trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • A great place to go all year round. The trails are awesome, you get to choose level of difficulty. The views are spectacular.  more »
  • This has well marked trails that offer amazing views. Can be quite busy at times. We usually bring a small barb b q and cook after a nice 14km hike. Bring lots of water and a camera for pictures. $6 p...  more »
  • Many area landmarks can be seen from atop the Niagara Escarpment at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area. For example, Downtown Toronto was easily visible during my visit. Another Halton landmark, Moun...  more »
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  • Wonderful view. Nice brisk rough trail but all within 20 minutes of car park. If you want a workout go past Buffalo Crag and head across the canyon to Crawfird Lake. Nice work out. 3 hours round. Recommended fir families. Good beginners rock climbing too.
  • This place is awesome for camping. We went out for my sister's birthday on May 24; it was a good time! There is the beach and then the trails for hiking! There are a bunch of cool caves, we had a snow ball fight because we found snow down inside a cave while hiking! This is a great place for photographers! Beautiful scenery!
  • Great place for a day trip or camping. Wonderful place for a picnic, being very close to Hamilton and Toronto. Top rope and lead climbing, with 180+ routes anchored. High steep cliffs offer amazing views, but it's not a place to let the little kids run free.
  • Beautiful trail in all seasons. Winter is a bit slippery, definitely recommend spikes. Do the full buffalo crag loop! Steep hill downwards, and same climb back upwards, but there is a great wooden walkway.
  • After living 10 minutes away for the last year I decided to finally visit Rattlesnake Point. I visited on a Friday afternoon in mid December and it was amazing. I essentially had the park to myself for my entire visit, I saw one person and their dog on the trail and 1 person in the parking lot. The views from the lookouts and quietness of the winter made for an amazing afternoon and the park 100% lived up to the hype. Being mid December I wasn't sure what to expect for maintenance but all of the paths were clearly marked and well maintained. I could easily see myself returning in the future and possibly purchasing a year round pass. Kicking myself for waiting so long to visit.

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