From the Short Hills Park parking lot follow the Black Walnut Side Trail in a clock wise direction by heading east along this blue-blazed trail. The trail crosses a low lying area and meets the main Bruce Trail.  Turn right onto the white blazed Bruce Trail.  After 3.2 km on the main trail you will again come to the Black Walnut Side Trail. Along the way you will pass Terrace Creek Falls. Turn right and follow the Side trail back to your parked car.

This loop trail falls within the Niagara section of the Bruce Trail. For more information on other loop and side trails and the portion of the main Bruce Trail in this section please visit the Niagara Bruce Trail Club’s website at

For more information on this and other portions of the Bruce Trail please purchase the Bruce Trail Maps from the Bruce Trail Conservancy at

Trail users are advised to obtain an updated version of the Bruce Trail guide before venturing out as trail information may change from time to time.

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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Length: 5.4 km loop
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported

Amenities: waterfalls

Niagara Bruce Trail Club

Find it: Take Pelham Rd out of St. Catharines to Gilligan Rd. And turn left to Short Hills Park parking lot.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 43.1079390
Longitude: -79.2871710