Project Wentworth Stairs and Side Trails


Below the escarpment the Wentworth Stairs are located at the South end of Wentworth Street South. At the top of the escarpment they are located at the very bottom of Upper Wentworth St. at Mountain Park Ave. At the bottom of the steps you’ll find access to the Rail Trail. You can also find access to the famous Bruce Trail.

We will be meeting at the bottom of the lower level stairs to clean the area and East side of Sam Lawrence Park near the stairs to clean the trail heading toward the stairs.

These 498 steps are the most used escarpment stairs in Hamilton. 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 Leaders

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. The original wooden steps were built in 1903 next to the site of the city’s second Incline railway (1895–1936)( Eastend Incline Railway) 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 over 2000 times per day.w-rail-trail

Wentworth Stairs

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Wentworth Stairs 43.243937, -79.852130