Mountainbrow Trail Feasibility Master Plan
The Mountain Brow Feasibility Study began in the fall of 2017 to assess the feasibility of a continuous and integrated recreational trail along the upper edge of the escarpment from the west terminus at Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area in Ward 8, to the east terminus of Devil’s Punch bowl in Ward 9. The recommended trail route spans four wards and has the potential to be a city wide tourist destination, offering connections to natural vistas, recreational amenities and heritage destinations across the area that is locally known as the Mountain Brow.
In determining the recommended trail route, the study involved conducting a comprehensive review of the area context; existing site conditions; relevant documents, policies, legislation, master plans and studies; best practices in trail design; public safety; and a public engagement process.
This feasibility study is an extension of the City of Hamilton Recreational Trails Master Plan 2007 & 2016 update.
The Mountain Brow Trail will be developed as a recreational trail that follows the escarpment edge as closely as possible to take advantage of views and provide connectivity between wards. The trail shall include a mixture of facility types with a preference towards accessible off-road, multi-use trails that are wide enough for pedestrians and cyclists.