Hamilton is the City of Waterfalls
We have over 100 falls to be explored along the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment! Check out some of our favourites below. You can see the full list of waterfalls at www.cityofwaterfalls.ca.
You can also experience 10 waterfall hikes with this interactive guide provided by Tourism Hamilton http://hamiltonwaterfalls.geotrail.ca/hikes
768 Mountain Brow Blvd, Hamilton
Albion Falls is a Complex Classic Cascade waterfall 19 metres in height. Located at the southernmost tip of King’s Forest Park in Hamilton, its source is Red Hill Creek. Albion Falls enjoys year-round flow. Albion Falls is the premier waterfall in Hamilton’s east end. Two viewing platforms were constructed in 2005/2006.
Rocks from the Albion Falls area were used in the construction of the Royal Botanical Gardens’ Rock Garden. In July 2009 a weekend rainstorm altered the gorge at Albion Falls. Entire sections were carved out of the earth and the shifting of rocks in the 100 foot wide, forty feet deep space created a third ‘shelf’, making the waterfall more accessible than ever before.
Scenic Drive at Denlow or from Chedoke Golf Course below
Chedoke Falls is a Ribbon Waterfall located on the east branch of the Chedoke Creek. It is 18 metres (60 feet) in height and 9 metres (30 feet) in crest width. Chedoke Falls experiences year-round flow.HistoryChedoke Falls is named after Chedoke Creek which runs through the area. Today two 18 hole golf courses exists on this site forming the Chedoke Civic Golf Course owned by the City of Hamilton. There are public stairs located at the top of the falls along scenic that take you to the trail at the bottom for further exploration.
Green Mountain Rd, Stoney Creek
Devil’s Punchbowl is a ribbon waterfall 37 metres (121 feet) in height and a crest width of 3 metres (10 feet). Located at the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area in Stoney Creek, the area actually contains two separate falls: the Upper Falls is the classical shape, while the Lower is the ribbon type. Known at one time as Horseshoe Falls, it is the third highest waterfall in Hamilton.The Devil’s Punchbowl does dry up often and has water flowing after rainfalls and during the winter snow melt. Often when water is flowing, it is a trickle- however, this is still an impressive sight, as this thin ribbon waterfall falls 37 metres before making contact with anything.It is a beautiful area to explore especially from down below, the rock formations are amazing.
Scenic Drive, near Upper Horning
Scenic Falls is a Terraced Ribbon Cascade measuring 20 metres (66 feet) in height. It experiences impressive flow after rainfalls and the winter snow melt. Scenic Falls is most likely named after the nearby Scenic Drive, aptly named for its “scenic” location along the top of the escarpment overlooking the city of Hamilton. There appears to be remains of some manmade structures at this waterfall, however further research is required.
Old Dundas Rd and Lions Club Rd, Dundas
Sherman Falls is a 17 metre high curtain waterfall whose source is Ancaster Creek. It is located on private property near the Dundas section of the Bruce Trail. It has a year-round flow and also enjoys the romantic nicknames of Angel Falls and Fairy Falls.
Sherman Falls has been known by many names, depending on who owned the property at the time.
Along Wilson St. Hill towards Ancaster
Tiffany Falls is a 21 metre high cascade waterfall whose source is nearby Tiffany Creek. It is located at the Tiffany Falls Conservation Area in Ancaster.
This waterfall used to be fairly difficult to access during inclement weather conditions, but a new pathway was jointly completed in 2007 by the Hamilton Conservation Authority, the Bruce Trail Iroquoia section, the Rotary Club of Ancaster, and the Trillium Foundation. This new pathway includes two new bridges to cross the creek and a viewing platform.Tiffany Falls is also a location where ice climbing is allowed.
Harvest Rd. Dundas
Tews Falls is a ribbon waterfall 41 metres in height, making it the tallest in Hamilton. Located at the Spencer Gorge / Webster’s Falls Conservation Area in Greensville, its source is Logie’s Creek. Much of the present gorge was carved out by the body of water that preceded Spencer Creek, about ten thousand years ago. The rock layers are deposits of mud and other substances from the floors of the ancient seas that once covered parts of this continent, and fossilized remains of sea plants and animals have been found in rocks in the area.
Harvest Rd. Dundas
Webster’s Falls is a curtain waterfall 22 metres in height. Located at the Spencer Gorge / Webster’s Falls Conservation area in Greensville, its source is Spencer Creek. It is one of two falls within the Spencer Gorge, and with a crest of 24 metres, it is the largest in the region. It is also probably the most popular and widely known fall in Hamilton, and has the biggest park associated with a waterfall. According to Joe Hollick, Webster’s Falls has the highest number of vintage postcards bearing its image, suggesting that it was also the most frequently visited waterfall a century ago as well. Note that the staircase to the fall is closed to the public.