RBG Arboretum The arboretum is on Old Guelph Road. Visit our memberships page to learn more about member benefits, level perks and more. Please stay on the marked trails to avoid trampling regenerating shrubs and trees. Trails remain open. Charitable Registration # 13350 0850 RR0001. It is also home to the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s main offi ce in Rasberry House. Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature. Contact us to connect with the memberships team. Experience the area by canoe or kayak on your own, or as part of our organized canoe tours. Princess Point provides access to a skating area across Cootes Paradise. Learn more at rbg.ca/donate. While our nature trails remain open to the public, please note that all use is at your own risk. The Arboretum trail map can be downloaded here and found in trail boxes throughout the Arboretum and in the Visitor Center. RBG Events Close. The Arboretum is a hub leading to more than 10 kilometres of RBG trails, as well as many horticultural collections including lilacs, magnolias, flowering dogwoods and the Avenue of Trees. Trail users arriving by car are required to pay for parking by using the parking meters available at all trailhead parking lots. Check with your local outdoor equipment provider for rentals or sign up for our Paddling in Paradise programs available in the summer months. As RBG is not a wildlife handing organization, should you find an injured or distressed animal in the nature sanctuaries, please contact the appropriate animal control authority (Hamilton: (905) 574-3433, Burlington: (905) 335-3030). Arboretum Trail is a 1,293 m blue singletrack trail located near Vaughan Ontario. RBG Members receive a year-long parking pass to be used at all RBG trailheads. Parking is available in the large lot outside RBG Centre, included in your General Admission or Membership. Mothers leave their little ones hidden while in search of food. Arboretum Drive runs the length of the Arboretum from the Graham Visitor Center to the Pacific Connections Gardens. Load the Map (5MB) Our park map is a high-resolution image (about 5MB). Cootes Paradise is home to lots of interesting trails and lookouts! Some trails are closed due to weather impacts. RBG considers a senior to be a person of 65+ years of age. General Admission tickets are available for purchase online, or when you arrive to any of our garden areas. Dogs must be leashed. Royal Botanical Gardens is Canada’s largest, with over 2,400 acres of gardens and nature sanctuary that spans Hamilton and Burlington Ontario. Use the button below for an overview of RBG’s properties. Student ticket requires showing a student card indicating full-time attendance in a recognized post-secondary institution. Please consider support RBG’s conservation efforts with a donation. Charitable Registration # 13350 0850 RR0001. Please remember that paddling is prohibited in posted areas during the nesting season (May and June) to protect vulnerable wildlife. Loop returns inland and uphill via Hickory Valley Trail to follow the forested edge of the arboretum to the starting point. Arboretum Sunnidale Park Loop is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Barrie, Ontario, Canada and is good for all skill levels. NOTE: General Admission applies to access the Arboretum during bloom season (May and June), Though hiking the trails is free, maintaining them and the nature sanctuaries (home to over 1,000 species) requires significant investment. All rights reserved. Hours & Map Close . Young animals such as Fawns (Young Deer): If you encounter a young animal such as a fawn alone in any natural space, rest assured they are likely not abandoned. Please clean up after your dogs and leave waste trailhead garbage receptacle. Canada's #1 trails guide for day hiking trails in ON, Canada and North America with GPS waypoint exchange, trail stats and descriptions, driving directions, photos, maps, and community posted trail reviews. Trail structures and adjacent trees are inspected regularly for visitor safety. However as the area largely used by spawning fish it is subject to seasons articulated in the OMNRF fishing regulations. Non-members must pay a fee to park. See the full events calendar for information on admission requirements for specific events and activities. Picking or collecting plants or wildlife is prohibited. Map 42 - Peninsula - Reroute, Little Cove Edition 30 December 10, 2020. Dogs must be leashed. It is the largest botanical garden in Canada with 1,100 hectares of Carolinian forest, Niagara Escarpment cliffs, rare oak savannah, and coastal wetlands linked by 27 kilometres of walking trails. From Dundas take York Rd. You can paint up top or make your way down through the Lilac Dell to the trail along Coote's Paradise. Follows Pinetum Trail west to the utility corridor then south along Grey Doe Trail to where it ends at Captain Cootes Trail. Though RBG’s buildings and garden areas are temporarily closed to the public as of Saturday December 26, RBG trails and trailhead parking, including the Arboretum remain open. With over 27 kilometres of trails, there is enough to keep an avid hiker occupied for weeks. Contact us to connect with the memberships team. Events Hours & Map. Arboretum The north shore of Cootes Paradise is home to the Nature Centre, a hub leading to more than 10 kilometres of RBG trails as well as the horticultural collections including lilacs, magnolias, fl owering dogwoods, and the Avenue of Trees. Fishing is permitted at trail access points to the water as well as by boat. It is the largest botanical garden in Canada with 1,100 hectares of Carolinian forest, Niagara Escarpment cliffs, rare oak savannah, and coastal wetlands linked by 27 kilometres of walking trails. The Arboretum provides miles of trails for exploration and contemplation. 3. Royal Botanical Gardens temporarily closed as of Dec 26. Enter through RBG Centre, and access Hendrie Park through the tunnel in the lower level of the Atrium. Accessible spaces available directly outside the building. Royal Botanical Gardens assumes no responsibility for loss of, or damage to property, personal injury or mishap, all activities are at the risk of the participant. View trail lengths, terrain, lookout points, elevation, photos and more! Only walking and snowshoeing are permitted. Parking is in the circular area near the Lilac Dell. It’s okay to do this trail clockwise or counter-clockwise. Proceeds from the parking fees go directly toward the maintenance of these lots as well as stewardship of the natural areas. Royal Botanical Gardens temporarily closed as of Dec 26. Our park map is a high-resolution image (about 5MB). arboretum Find interactive maps from GeoTrail! These tickets do NOT include access to all RBG events. Trail Code. Parking is available in the large lot outside RBG Centre, included in your General Admission or Membership. Enter through RBG Centre, and access Hendrie Park through the tunnel in the lower level of the Atrium. Please keep to the marked trails and obey trail closures. General Hours. Location (Google Maps): RBG North Shore Trails Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s) Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing Distance: 7-8KM. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center 4501 Woodway Drive Houston, TX 77024-7708 arbor@houstonarboretum.org 713.681.8433 Environmental protection bylaws are posted at each trailhead. Please note: Some of our trails and trailheads are narrow and we recommend you wear a mask when you are near other people. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running. See the full events calendar for information on admission requirements for specific events and activities. © Royal Botanical Gardens. Home Gardens & Trails Maps Royal Botanical Gardens is Canada’s largest, with over 2,400 acres of gardens and nature sanctuary that spans Hamilton and Burlington Ontario. While the property spans 900 hectares, urban encroachment has left few true sanctuary areas for sensitive wildlife and bird species. Trailhead: Access from RBG Arboretum. Approx’ 2.5 Km. Upon entering the nature trails you are making a pledge to respect the environment and fellow visitors. Proceeds from the memberships and parking fees go towards the maintenance of these access locations as well as stewardship of the natural areas. RBG’s nature sanctuaries feature more than 27 km of nature trails in Burlington & Hamilton. Please note washroom facilities will not be available. Please wear footwear appropriate for ice and hard-packed snow (we recommend traction devices/cleats that can be attached to your boots). RBG Properties Roads Rail Lines Wide, Open Trails Narrow, Dirt Trails Lookout Canoe Launch Boardwalks Trail Heads Waterfront Trail Washrooms Wheelchair Access Parking Pay and Display Parking (free for RBG members displaying valid pass) See reverse for trail destination highlights Hendrie Valley Trails 4.5 km of trail, 5 lookouts 2 boardwalks, 5 creek crossings MAP KEY y ork Blvd. Single-day parking passes are available as part of your General Admission, or get a year-long parking pass issued with an RBG Membership. Royal Botanical Gardens is a year round attraction with various facilities and areas open throughout the year including holidays.RBG Centre, the Mediterranean Garden and Hendrie Park (weather permitting) are open every day of the year except January 1st, December 25th and December 26th. Skating is available at Princess Point when ice conditions permit. Another gem in the Emerald Necklace, Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum provides visitors with a peaceful opportunity to discover hundreds of plant species. If you see someone with an off-leash dog on the trails or at the arboretum, call Animal Services to report the incident to the by-law enforcement branch. See the full events calendar for information on admission requirements for specific events and activities. While hiking the trails at the Royal Botanical Gardens, it is important to abide by the trail code: Bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited. From a mix of environments, to a variety of locations, the RBG network touches many parts of the Greater Hamilton and Burlington area. While walking our trails, it is important to remember that you are a visitor in someone else’s home, and that your impact will be multiplied over by 200,000 other visitors. The Laking Garden is open from late April through Thanksgiving. Parking is available in the large lot across the street, included in your daily admission. Remember the lands along the water contain many sensitive plant species. Note: the Visitor Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Parking passes available from the garden kiosk with paid General Admission. Description Meet at the Nature Interpretive Centre at the RBG Arboretum. All rights reserved. Map 09 - Iroquoia - … Many of RBG’s main trailheads include bike racks for your convenience. On-site staffing is limited and maps boxes may not be stocked at all times. Parking passes available from other garden areas during general admission. Parking is available and free to RBG members. This location is accessible by public transit. Please clean up after your dog. We have two map formats: advanced (with map tools) or basic (best for phones) Advanced Map Basic Map. Non-members must pay a fee to park. Description Meet at the Nature Interpretive Centre at the RBG Arboretum. To reduce crowding, access to North Shore Cootes Paradise trails will be restricted through admission to the Arboretum. Visit RBG Close. To save bandwidth, we will only load the map when you request it. Map 26 - Beaver Valley - Winter Closure, Eugenia Falls Edition 30 December 9, 2020. Starting in the Arboretum near the Nature Interpretive Centre, this new trail explores plants used by the Anishinaabe peoples, and their connections to culture, language, ecology and history. Corporate Functions, Meetings & Conferences, Family (2 adults and up to 2 children under age 18). Please note: Some of our trails and trailheads are narrow and we recommend you wear a mask when you are near other people. Parking is available in the large lot outside RBG Centre (across the road), included in your daily admission. See the Trail User Notes section below for details. Admission includes access to the Arboretum and select looped trails. General Admission tickets are available for purchase online, or when you arrive to any of our garden areas. Please note: weather changes quickly, and so upon arrival the ice may not be in the same condition as listed. Princess Point is undergoing restoration to return it to its pre-European roots as an oak savannah. Cross country skiing and mountain bikes/fat bikes are not allowed as our trails are not designed to accommodate these activities. Parking is available in the large lot outside RBG Centre (across the road), included in your daily admission. The Ray Lowes side trail connection from Rock Chapel ends at York Rd and does not connect to, Laking Garden – 1249 Spring Garden Rd/Plains Rd. Formally dubbed by King George V in 1930, today, the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is a 2,422-acre vast nature reserve, owning land in both Hamilton and Burlington. Many access points are walk in and accessible by bike or transit and as a result are free. These trees form a hike starting at the RBG nature centre in the Arboretum, following the Captain Cootes trail, and the Bulls Point Trail. Enter through RBG Centre, and access Hendrie Park through the tunnel in the lower level of the Atrium. Despite November winds oak trees around Cootes Paradise and Hendrie Valley will remain in peak colour during the first two weeks of November in brilliant shades of orange and red. RBG considers a senior to be a person of 65+ years of age. Trailhead 1: Access from the RBG Arboretum. Parking is by the hour and is paid at the kiosk on the right just through the gate. Please note washroom facilities will not be available. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Please clean up after your dog. Our park map is a high-resolution image (about 5MB). Please keep to the marked trails and obey trail closures. This location is accessible by public transit. Princess Point is the best place from which to launch your craft. This hike is open … For safety, maintenance, and conservation reasons, biking is not permitted on RBG’s trail systems. Parking passes available from other garden areas during general admission. The Bruce Trail Conservancy: conservation and hiking on Canada’s oldest and longest footpath. Princess Point (GPS 43.274081/-7989723)is a natural gathering place and trail hub to six kilometres of nature trails in Cootes Paradise Sancturary. Trail Code. RBG main offices on Plains Rd West lead to the trails in Hendrie Valley. Admission Menu. It is the Nature Interpretive Centre’s mission to educate visitors of all ages about nature and environmental stewardship with the hope of inspiring a sense of appreciation and understanding about the value of nature. Location (Google Maps): RBG North Shore Trails Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s) Pace: Leisurely - 3km/hr or less Terrain: Easy - Mostly flat and usually good footing Distance: 7-8KM. Cross-country skiing is prohibited. Still need more information? Directions Trail Destinations. We don't allow any collecting of seeds, insects or other natural items without permission. Use the button below for an overview of RBG’s properties. Trails remain open. Join the trailpeak community. Paid Parking is available in either the upper parking lot (off Plains Road W., includes a walk over a bridge and down ramps) or in the lower parking lot (Spring Gardens Road). Ice is measured each Friday (before end of day), and updated at the on-site signage, here, and on our Facebook page. Visit our memberships page to learn more about member benefits, level perks and more. Locate plants at the Arboretum or identify a plant you’ve encountered along the trail. Protect yourself by staying on marked trails. High numbers of visitors will be encountered at times and our trails are narrow; please bring a mask to wear when you cannot physically distance from others. These tickets do NOT include access to all RBG events. Please use caution, take time to read the signage, and follow the listed guidelines. Paid parking available inside the traffic circle, or just inside the kiosk gates. While hiking the trails at the Royal Botanical Gardens, it is important to abide by the trail code: Bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited. This location is accessible by public transit. Day parking passes are available as part of your RBG General Admission. Tour the Arboretum grounds on this guided tour led by RBG staff . For a full map of all our trails click here. Keep the nature sanctuaries fun and safe for everyone, comply with local bylaws, and help with our conservation efforts by keeping your dog leashed. Cross-country skiing is prohibited due to the hilly topography. See the trail on google maps and google earth. These lands are Canada’s biodiversity hotspot, set aside at the head of Lake Ontario for environmental protection, open for environmental education and passive recreation only. Parking charges do apply at metered lots for those arriving by car. See the Trail User Notes section below for details. All Hours. Paid Parking is available in either the upper parking lot (off Plains Road W., includes a walk over a bridge and down ramps) or in the lower parking lot (Spring Gardens Road). Parking is available and free to RBG members. Give them space, its mother will be back within the next day ready to move to a new spot. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions. Starts at the Pinetum Trail in the top corner of RBG Arboretum. Parking passes available from the garden kiosk with paid General Admission. The Anishi n aabe Waadiziwin Trail access from the Arboretum, or the Cherry Hill Gate trail into Hendrie Valley Sanctuary, are among the two best hikes at this time of year. Please leave our trails how you found them. RBG does not lease out the canoes used in our camps and programs. To ensure that all species have an opportunity to persist 20 percent of the property remains without trails. Pets must remain leashed at all times. If the fawn has not moved in several days and its ears are curled down due to dehydration, contact your local animal control authority. This hike is open … Please note that our trail system is closed when winds are above 35 kph, and after freezing rain events. Non-members must pay a fee to park. The Royal Botanical Gardens Trail System The Royal Botanical Gardens’ trail system is much larger than most people realize. © Royal Botanical Gardens. Most of our trails are hilly and the trail surface is not maintained in winter so the surface can be icy or muddy depending on the weather. While hiking the trails at the Royal Botanical Gardens, it is important to abide by the trail code: Bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited. During spring thaws and after rains earthen trails become muddy. Paid parking available inside the traffic circle, or just inside the kiosk gates. Please clean up after your dog. https://www.rbg.ca/gardens-trails/by-attraction/trails/trail-maps Ice builds up on hills and floodplains during winter and can make trails slippery, “icers” are recommended. The 5 main trailheads provide access to a combination of wider walking trails and narrow earthen backwoods footpaths. Ice skating is restricted to Cootes Paradise in the area adjacent to Princess Point. This location is accessible by public transit. Each Trailhead includes a stroller friendly trail route as a subset of the individual areas nature trail system. To save bandwidth, we will only load the map when you request it. Dogs must be leashed. Cross-country skiing is prohibited. The goal of the RBG is to protect and preserve the unique ecosystems present in this region while making such spaces available and accessible to guests and those who live and play in the Hamilton-Burlington community. Please follow them and play a role in protecting and restoring the area for future generations. For inquiries regarding ticks, please contact the City of Hamilton Public Health. Still need more information? There are four main trailheads, as well as two canoe launch sites. Learn more at rbg.ca/paddle. Corporate Functions, Meetings & Conferences, closed to the public as of Saturday December 26, Family (2 adults and up to 2 children under age 18). 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. last entry 7 p.m. (Jul 10 to Sep 7) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sep 8 to Dec 31) Exceptions. Please be aware ticks, including some ticks with Lyme Disease are found throughout the Hamilton Burlington Region. RBG General Admission fees do not apply to trail users, except for the Arboretum trail heads during peak bloom season (May and June). Parking is available and free to RBG members. To start ... Find your route and learn more about the three major nature sanctuaries with pdf trail guides. We encourage dog walkers to utilize The Arboretum but dogs must always be on a leash and owners must stoop and scoop the poop! This location is accessible by public transit. Tour of Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum. Find your route on RBG’s 27km of trails and learn more about the three major nature sanctuaries with pdf trail guides. This loop hike combines the mulched, dirt, and paved walking paths for a complete tour of the arboretum with opportunities to further explore certain areas or take shortcuts for an abbreviated version. Trail access points are varied as are the costs. Please note: Some of our trails and trailheads are narrow and we recommend you wear a mask when you are near other people. For the visitor, next to these areas there are observation points and interpretive signage to help you appreciate the significance of these unique spaces. Feeding the wildlife/birds is not permitted. Motorized boats are prohibited at all times, excluding for Gardens’ research purposes. Description Meet at the Nature Interpretive Centre at the RBG Arboretum. They may request that you stay with the animal to keep eyes on its whereabouts until help arrives, and may contact RBG for access assistance. Though RBG’s buildings and garden areas are temporarily closed to the public as of Saturday December 26, RBG trails and trailhead parking, including the Arboretum remain open. Not sure where to start? Keep track of trails you have done or want to do. Student ticket requires showing a student card indicating full-time attendance in a recognized post-secondary institution. To save bandwidth, we will only load the map when you request it. Native plants provided indigenous peoples with almost all of life’s essentials. It is also home to RBG’s Nature Interpretive Centre and historical Rasberry House. Join Jackson for a virtual guided hike with our “Take a Hike” videos! Conditions can change rapidly and will be posted onsite and on social media. towards Hwy. This location is accessible by public transit. Trail Code. (Fun side note: the RBG Arboretum is home to "Rasberry House" - the location of the BTC head office from 1982-2016). Explore the natural and cultural of the area on this walk which takes in the Anishinaabe Trail. RBG does not accept ticks for testing. Located at the Arboretum the Nature Interpretive Centre (NIC) is RBG’s educational hub for programs, seasonal children’s day camps, and school group programs. This location is accessible by public transit. Surfaces include packed earth, crushed stone, asphalt and boardwalks; many sections are steep and hilly.