New Wayfinding Signage installed at Eramosa Karst

Visitors exploring Eramosa Karst Conservation Area will notice some changes along the trails this summer. Eramosa Karst, located off Upper Mount Albion Road in Stoney Creek, is the first Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) area to feature new trailhead and wayfinding signage. A project that began in 2022, the new trail signage is now installed throughout the conservation area trail system and entrance points to provide information about the area and its features and better wayfinding as visitors navigate the trails.

The new signs include trailhead welcome signs that include maps, area and trail information, and rules and safety tips, secondary entrance signage, and directional signposts at trail intersections. Trail maps now feature trail surfaces, estimated hike times, and trail ratings, from accessible to difficult. QR codes linking to the trail maps and area information are also posted throughout the trail system.

The trail signage standards project began with new conservation area maps posted for input on the HCA’s public engagement site, After adjustments were made from that process, the new wayfinding system signs were designed and also posted for public input, after which designs were finalized. The public input received indicated the new mapping and signage were clear and easy to understand and provided a better visitor experience.

The new trail signage standards will now be rolled out to other HCA conservation areas, with Christie Lake and Spencer Gorge Conservation Areas targeted as the next locations.

Eramosa Karst Conservation Area
Eramosa Karst Conservation Area provides visitors with an exciting, natural adventure. Venture through this 285-acre conservation area, filled with underground caves, streams, meadows, and forests. As one of the watershed’s most unique natural gems, it’s the perfect location for hiking, nature appreciation, and education. Learn more.