Karst features

Karst topography is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum. It is characterized by underground drainage systems with sinkholes, dolines, and caves.

The Eramosa Escarpment is separate from the Niagara Escarpment, located south of, and running parallel to it; and passing right through the Crerar Forest.

In the City of Hamilton, it is composed of a steep slope that faces north and a gentle dip slope facing south. It is much smaller than the Niagara Escarpment: its height rarely exceeds 10 metres, and 2-3 metre high cliffs only occasionally mark the crest. Most of the bedrock escarpment is buried beneath till.

The Eramosa Karst is a provincially-significant Earth Science Area of Natural and Scientific Interest in Ontario, Canada, located in Stoney Creek. The area is crossed by the Eramosa Escarpment. It is morphologically similar to the Niagara Escarpment, as both are composed of the Lockport Formation dolostones.

The photos below are taken in Crerar forest showing karst-like features.