Niagara Falls Running Routes Infographic

Niagara Falls Running Routes Infographic

Our Niagara Falls Running Route Infographic provides simple, turn by turn running routes that travel along the world famous Niagara Falls Horseshoe Falls, the secret garden and the Niagara Parkway.
With a state of the art of Fitness Centre, as well as access to some of the best casual running locations in the world, and healthy inspired meals at the Terrapin Grille, you’ll be able to maintain and even improve your level of fitness when staying at the Marriott Fallsview Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa.

Click on the image to view the infographic in full size. All routes originate from the front entrance of the Marriott Fallsview Niagara Falls Hotel &Spa. Detailed instructions can be found within the image, as well as on this webpage.

Niagara Falls Running Infographic

Niagara Falls Running Route Infographic

Routes & Directions

Run Past Niagara Falls

Distance: 2 miles/3km

This route takes runners directly to the brink of the world famous Niagara Falls Horseshoe Falls. It features a steep downhill, then uphill ascent up Murray Street, as well as a flat run along the Niagara Parkway. The turnaround point of the Horseshoe Falls provides breathtaking views and the cooling mist of the Falls themselves. At 2 miles (3km), this is a relaxing 20 minute route that has to be seen to be believed.

Turn by Turn Directions

  • Exit Hotel, Turn Right
  • Run approximately 0.5 KM, turn right down Murray Street
  • Cross Murray Street, then turn right.
  • Continue until you reach the brink of the horseshoe falls
  • Turn around and return along the parkway
  • Turning left and going back up Murray
  • Turning left onto Fallsview Blvd and continue until returning to the Hotel

Run the Niagara Parkway

Distance: 2.75 miles/4.5km

This route showcases the majesty of the American Falls, as runners will be in direct viewing of the cross border Falls. This route features the ascent and descent of Murray Street, as well as a relaxed job along the Niagara Parkway until reaching the base of Clifton Hill. Upon reaching Clifton Hill, there is an entrance to the Secret Garden, a hidden gem featuring numerous flowers, displays and seating options. This route is approximately 2.75 miles (4.5 km) and can take anywhere from 25 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on how long a runner stays in the Secret Garden.

Turn by Turn Directions

  • Exit Hotel, Turn Right
  • Run approximately 0.5 KM, turn right down Murray Street
  • Cross Murray Street, then turn left
  • Continue on the Niagara Falls parkway until you reach Clifton Hill
  • ** Bonus: at the corner of Clifton Hill are the Secret Gardens, a worthwhile visit and great cool down location
  • Turn around and return back along the parkway
  • Turning right and going back up Murray
  • Turning left onto Fallsview Blvd and continue until returning to the Hotel

Niagara Falls Long Run Training

Distance: Variable, up to 31 miles/50km each way

Training for a longer race? The Niagara Falls parkway offers distances of 31 miles/50 KM each way into Niagara-on-the-Lake. This scenic trail goes along the Niagara River, offering tremendous views and, in some locations, tree coverage and shade.

Niagara Falls Long Run Highlights

  • Whirlpool Aero Car 5.7km one way, 11.4 round trip
  • Niagara Glen Nature Reserve 7.5 km on way, 15km round trip
  • Queenston Heights Park: 11km one way, 22km round trip (Half Marathon distance)

Turn by Turn Directions

  • Exit Hotel, Turn Right
  • Run approximately 0.5 KM, turn right down Murray Street
  • Cross Murray Street onto Niagara Parkway, turn left
  • Continue to run along the Niagara Parkway.

Additional Niagara Falls Running Routes

This additional route, marked in Purple, is approximately 2.5 miles (4km) in distance, and takes guests along a scenic route that includes the grounds of the Niagara Falls Floral Showcase & Dufferin Island.

Addition Niagara Falls Running Route Infographic

To run along this route:

  • Exit the Marriott Fallsview Hotel, Turn Left
  • Run along Fallsview Blvd until you reach a grass path. Enter grass trail
  • Continue to run along the Grass Trail, passing the Mount Carmel Chateau Park Art Centre
  • Continue along this route until reaching Portage Road. Run along Portage Road until you reach a winding pathway on your left (approx 0.5 KM)
  • Run down this pathway into the Floral Showcase Grounds
  • Run through the grounds until reaching the Niagara Parkway, turn right
  • Continue along the pathway, enter Dufferin Islands. Run around Dufferin Islands and retrace your steps to head back towards the hotel
  • To book a room at the world class Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa visit: http://www.niagarafallsmarriott.com/packages