Rattlesnake Point is one of the most beautiful spots in Southern Ontario. Popular rock climbing spot, spreads over 264 hectares of protected land and features breathtaking views of the Niagara Escarpment. It is also home of ancient cedars - over 800 years old!
Hike some 12.7 km of colour-coded trails consisting of four loops, ranging from 1 to 7.2 km, with five beautiful lookouts. If you like camping the Rattlesnake Point campground features 18 group campsites.
Clean vertical rock face and a wide variety of climbing grades make Rattlesnake Point one of the most popular areas for rock climbing in Ontario. Rattlesnake Point has more than 40 recognized climbs that cover a wide range of difficulty. Climbs, from the highest cliffs to the west across to the east cliff, are marked with numbers at the base of the cliff.
Limestone cliffs of Rattlesnake Point are part of Ontario´s Niagara Escarpment
This well-known landform winds 725 km from Queenston near Niagara Falls to the islands off Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. The escarpment was formed over 400 million years ago when a vast tropical sea covered much of North America. The erosive power of preglacial rivers and glacial meltwaters sculpted this geological masterpiece.
Rattlesnake Point is located on an isolated rock outlier separated from the escarpment and overlooking the Lowville Valley.