Project Wentworth Stairs and Side Trails

At the bottom of the steps at the southern end of Wentworth Street you’ll find access to the Rail Trail. You can also find access to the famous Bruce Trail from these steps.

Unfortunately with the high volume of traffic this area endures comes increased levels of litter in the area. This project includes the Stairs area, Rail Trail and Bruce Trail which runs parallel to the Rail Trail.

To get involved at Project Wentworth Stairs click here.

Team Leader

Carlos Pinho
Eric Carolan

If you have a question about this location contact a team leader.

Location History:

Of Hamilton’s 5 sets of stairs the Wentworth Stairs is one of the oldest and most used. The original wooden steps were built in 1903 next to the site of the city’s second Incline railway (1895–1936) at the base of the escarpment and Wentworth Street. They were replaced with metal steps after a rock slide in March 1983 and now follow the path of the old Incline Railway. During summer months it is estimated that these steps are traversed 2000 times per day.


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PROJECT WENTWORTH STAIRS AND SIDE TRAILS 43.245015, -79.851637 To get involved with Project Wentworth Stairs & Side Trails click here.