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      Set within the breathtaking Twenty Valley, Ball’s Falls Conservation Area offers spectacular scenery and natural beauty. Your visit will begin at the Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation.

      Designed and built to have a limited impact on natural resources, this award winning LEED Gold certified facility features permanent and temporary galleries. Visitors will take pleasure in the interactive exhibits and displays focusing on nature, conservation, and culture in the context of the area’s history, the Niagara Escarpment, and the watershed. The centre is opened Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers a variety of programs and special events throughout the year.

      As you continue your adventure, you will discover that Ball’s Falls has been lovingly maintained to its early mid 19th century industrial hamlet atmosphere featuring the original Ball family home, an operating flour mill, a lime kiln, a church, black smith shop, carriage shed, and more.

      Photographers and nature lovers alike will love the incredibly breathtaking view of the majestic Twenty Mile Creek as it plummets over both the upper and lower falls. The falls tumble delightfully over high cliffs and can be viewed at close proximity from above or below. Since the Twenty Mile Creek is rain-fed, the character of the falls can change dramatically with the seasons, from a raging torrent in the spring to a thin veil in late summer and fall. Wind up your visit with a hike or stroll along the Cataract Trail aside the banks of Twenty Mile Creek with easy access to the Bruce Trail.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 9, 2021

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      21
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails Hike
      21
      Trails Trail Running
      21
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      562 ft
      Total Vertical
      273 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      560 ft
      Reports
      3
      Photos
      36
      Ridden Counter
      257

      Photos of Balls Falls Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Robin Hood
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      Jul 11, 2010 @ 5:34pm
      Jul 11, 2010
      | 2 comments
      trail: Robin Hood
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      Jul 11, 2010 @ 5:33pm
      Jul 11, 2010
      trail: Robin Hood
      255 |
      Jul 11, 2010 @ 5:33pm
      Jul 11, 2010
      | 2 comments
      trail: Robin Hood
      334 |
      Jul 11, 2010 @ 5:33pm
      Jul 11, 2010
      | 1 comments
      trail: Robin Hood
      562 |
      Jul 11, 2010 @ 5:33pm
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      trail: Robin Hood
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      Jul 11, 2010 @ 5:33pm
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      Jul 11, 2010 @ 5:33pm
      Jul 11, 2010
      | 2 comments
      trail: Robin Hood
      210 |
      Jul 11, 2010 @ 5:23pm
      Jul 11, 2010

      Videos of Balls Falls Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      Robin Hood
      trail: Robin Hood
      0:14 | 275 | Jul 11, 2010

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Bruce Trail (Grapes of Wrath)
      Nov 4, 2019 @ 11:23am
      Nov 4, 2019
      DryTrails in good working order.thebov
      Forest Frolic Trail
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 4:40pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      VariableBit of mud patches but still fully rideableatulumello

      Activity Feed

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      user #2923590BlessedKarlwishlisttrailJordan Hollow Side Trail
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 11:43am
      Apr 29, 2022
      user #1148302msmcfateupdatetrailCamp Road
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 6:03am
      Sep 1, 2021
      user #254562CanadmosaddtrailPark Path and 8 more
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 6:03am
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #254562CanadmosupdatetrailRobin Hood and 3 more
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 6:00am
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #254562CanadmosaddtrailCataract Trail
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 3:37pm
      Jun 10, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2138660jrmountainbiketrailRobin HoodNot as shown on pictures. This is balls falls...
      May 22, 2020 @ 8:47am
      May 22, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Jordan Valley 2 1 11.2 km
      Cave Springs Conservation Area 1 4 33 km
      Kinsmen Park / Hixon Dump 3 13 12 34.3 km
      Short Hills Provincial Park 2 105.8 km
      Decew Falls 18 35 16.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike205 miles456 ft2 miles272 ft
      #9,711#247363218
      Hike215 miles561 ft2 miles272 ft
      #8,669#237350
      Trail Running215 miles561 ft2 miles272 ft
      #8,648#233317
      • By thebov & contributors
      • Admins: ECC
      • #26601 - 1,783 views
      • balls falls conservation area activity log | embed map of Balls Falls Conservation Area mountain bike trails | balls falls conservation area mountain biking points of interest

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