Today we hiked 7km in Kelso Conservation Area located in Halton Ontario which is part of Conservation Halton. Kelso has numerous, well maintained, hiking and biking trails from easy to expert. The beautiful trails run through forested areas, rock crevices and lookout points to enjoy the beautiful cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment.
Having hiked many parts of the Bruce Trail I am really not sure how I feel about the part of it in Kelso Conservation Area. Some of the bikers really need to read my Trail Rules, Tips and Etiquette blog as they wiz by you at top speed without letting you know they are behind you or passing you and can also be found on the Escarpment Trail which is clearly marked as a hiking only trail. These same bikers do not realize that the unstable ground and tree roots can easily make them lose their balance and place them in a dangerous situation along the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment or rock crevices. There are a number of spots where caution tape has been places, but a better idea would be to block access to bikers to this area by maybe placing stiles or a gate which would make it harder for them to get through.
Aside from that, Kelso really is a beautiful conservation area, but don’t expect a quiet hike as the noise of the 401 can be heard throughout.
Check out the photos below …