Be sure to follow proper hiking etiquette and abide by the following safety tips when you explore trails in Niagara Falls.
Come prepared with proper footwear to handle all types of trail conditions, layered clothing, bottled water and a fully charged cell phone in case of emergency.
Stay away from the water.
The swift current of the Niagara River is very dangerous and getting too close to the water may result in drowning. The water levels of the Niagara River can change rapidly so always stay clear of the water and stick to marked trails during your hike.
Stay on marked trails and obey all posted signage.
Only hike on the clearly marked trails. Venturing off marked trails can be dangerous to hikers leading to accidents or injury from unsafe terrain and can also inadvertently expose hikers to poison ivy that may be present in forested areas. Native plant species can also be irreparably damaged when hikers veer off the trails.
The Niagara Parks Trail System features posted signage. Before you begin a hike please read the signage thoroughly to ensure you understand all the notices for trail users. At the Niagara Glen, Niagara Parks also has staff on-site to monitor hikers and ensure all guests are following proper trail safety protocols and etiquette.