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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 Apr 21, 2024

      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
      8
      Photos
      38
      Ridden Counter
      443

      Photos of Balls Falls Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Robin Hood
      171 |
      Oct 9, 2006 @ 10:19am
      Oct 9, 2006
      trail: Robin Hood
      339 |
      Oct 9, 2006 @ 10:19am
      Oct 9, 2006
      | 3 comments
      trail: Robin Hood
      293 |
      Oct 9, 2006 @ 10:19am
      Oct 9, 2006
      | 5 comments
      trail: Robin Hood
      328 |
      Oct 9, 2006 @ 10:19am
      Oct 9, 2006
      | 5 comments
      trail: Robin Hood
      303 |
      Sep 4, 2004 @ 10:42am
      Sep 4, 2004
      | 1 comments
      trail: Robin Hood
      320 |
      Sep 4, 2004 @ 10:42am
      Sep 4, 2004
      trail: Robin Hood
      262 |
      Sep 4, 2004 @ 10:42am
      Sep 4, 2004
      trail: Robin Hood
      319 |
      Sep 4, 2004 @ 10:42am
      Sep 4, 2004

      Videos of Balls Falls Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      Robin Hood
      trail: Robin Hood
      0:14 | 284 | Jul 11, 2010

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Park Path
      Apr 21, 2024 @ 3:15am
      Apr 21, 2024
      IdealHike trailchck
      Bruce Trail Connector (Sixth Avenue)
      Apr 21, 2024 @ 3:15am
      Apr 21, 2024
      IdealHike trailchck
      Park Path
      Apr 21, 2024 @ 3:15am
      Apr 21, 2024
      IdealHike trailchck
      Jordan Hollow Side Trail
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 2:03pm
      Sep 29, 2022
      Ideal trail's in good shape until the bottom...Kingcyp
      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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      trailchckaddreportactivity #51506496 and 2 more
      Apr 21, 2024 @ 5:26pm
      Apr 21, 2024
      cheesepreetzawishlisttrailactivity #37042557
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 7:17pm
      Jan 28, 2023
      Yuliyaddreportactivity #34425626
      Oct 10, 2022 @ 3:16pm
      Oct 10, 2022
      Kingcypaddreportactivity #34059682
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 2:03pm
      Sep 29, 2022
      KindleHeatMTBriddentrailactivity #30124653
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 7:59am
      Jun 7, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      jrmountainbiketrailRobin 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
      12 Mile Creek 2 46.4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike205 miles456 ft2 miles272 ft
      #10,633#270388312
      Hike215 miles561 ft2 miles272 ft
      #9,557#264877
      Trail Running215 miles561 ft2 miles272 ft
      #9,524#262836
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      • 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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