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Eramosa Karst

Address: Upper Mount Albion Road | Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8J 3X9, Canada
Phone Number: 905-525-2181
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Ranked #21 of 67 Attractions in Hamilton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

PROS: • The trails, with pretty sections, vary from spacious to narrow. • It has benches throughout the area. I only saw one of the caves because I didn't grab a map--trust me and pick up a map at the entrance! CONS: The only drawback that I could see was a lack of signs.

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Barrie, Canada
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154 reviews 154 reviews
130 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This site has a few interesting geologic features although I can't say I was really blown away. If you visit you must do the longer yellow trail as the main karst formations are all located along the upper part of this route. The karst with the long narrow crevices were pretty eye-catching. This alone made the sight worthwhile in my... More

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I recently was going up to the East Mountain movie theatre and decided to check out the Eramosa Karst Conservation area while I was in the area. I found it to be a hidden gem. It was a 1 1/2 block walk from the theatre so if you are going by public transit you just get off at Upper Mount... More

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London, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

obviously they have deadended the road to get here. The directions on the pamphlet were wrong, but the website has the new ones....started down the trail before realizing that it was a pay parking lot. Awesome new bathrooms to use before you go. Trail signage was an issue for us and others we met on the trail. Having colour markings... More

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Grand Bend, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through this well-maintained conservation area. It only costs $2/hr to park or $10/day. This is a small price to pay considering there is are clean washrooms with hot/cold water and soap! The caves are not deep, but very interesting nonetheless. A few parts were overgrown (Blue hole)...to be expected in August. We took a wrong... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Minus the ticks (all part of being out in nature though) and the odd idiot with an offleash dog, Eramosa Karst is a very special place. There are a number of trails to check out with little caves to check out along the way. Once, while I was out on the trail, I happened upon some turkeys! Keep your eye... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

The reviews and naming of the geological features can set you up for disappointment here. Sinkholes, caves and natural amphitheatres invoke images of dramatic landscape. But if you bare in mind there is nothing deeper than 10 feet to be seen here you will no doubt have a pleasant hike in the woods. Just bare in mind you will not... More

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22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Thank goodness Hamilton finally made a good decision to protect these lands. The caves are fascinating. Don't expect huge caves, they're not huge but it's their accessibility that makes them wonderful. You can actually climb down into them and see the lay of the land. It is a beautiful area. There is a small parking fee now which is annoying... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There are coyotes in the area that are being crowded in by development and are hungry. There have been warnings about taking dogs in to the conservation area because the coyotes view them as a threat. I once saw a coyote in the middle of the afternoon walking down a driveway nearby. I avoid the karst now. It's better for... More

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Hamilton, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A wonderful place to escape the bustle of the city. Great place to walk or ride your bike. Pay parking sucks though. It should be free!

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