Rattlesnake Point

Date:Sunday April 29
Hike Leader:Robert Freeman
Distance: 13km
Difficulty:Level 2
Invitation: Meetup not ready yet
Start at Trailhead:11:15am

Our hike leader We start at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area and we hike across the valley to and around Crawford Lake.

Rattlesnake Point has tall cliffs which have been the scene of fatal accidents!

Be careful around the edges. Do not cross barriers. Keep an eye out for careless hikers. Follow the hike leader's instructions. We don't want accidents.

Bring your camera, but be careful. There are no rattlesnakes at Rattlesnake Point.


From Yonge and York Mills.

  1. Take Highway 401 west to Highway 25 at Milton, exit 320.
  2. Turn south.
  3. At Steeles, turn right (west).
  4. At Appleby Line at the "T" intersection, turn left (south).
  5. After a couple of kilometres, the parking lot is on your right.
  6. If you get to the Niagara Escarpment hill (road goes down and twists and turns) you have gone too far.

Google Maps Directions. GPS address: 7200 Appleby Line, Milton, Ontario L9T 2Y1

There is an admission fee to the park, which you can share with your passengers from carpooling if you have any. We will meet in the upper parking lot, and we will try to get going at 11:15am.


This hike is level 2 with some serious hills and some excellent lookouts. Bring a camera.

Après Hike

Portabellos Pizza & Eatery was closed for construction last time we were there. Ned Devine's Irish Pub, 575 Ontario Street South, Milton, ON L9T 2N2, (905.864.6794), turned out to be an excellent place to finish of a day of hiking. This is Derry Road and Ontario Street, on the north west corner. Here it is on Google Maps.

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