Featured Hike: Webster's Falls - Iroquoia Club

Posted on April 08, 2011

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Two waterfalls, forested trails, and great views of Dundas Valley and Spencer Gorge await hikers along the Webster's Falls Side Trail in Greensville (Hamilton).

At 21-metres, Webster's Falls is a beautiful tiered waterfall surrounded by manicured parkland and treed trail. Explore it on its own or continue on to nearby Tews Falls and Dundas Peak for a more extensive walk.

Webster's Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the area and can be busy on a nice summer day. Consider a spring visit or a mid-week walk to avoid the crowds.

Bruce Trail section:  Iroquoia

Directions and Parking:

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From Hamilton:

  • Take Hwy 8 from Dundas. Keep right (north) on Brock Road to Harvest Road.
  • East on Harvest Road to Short Road.
  • South on Short Road to Fallsview.
  • Follow the signs all the way to the parking lot.


From Hwy 403:

  • Take Hwy 6 north (towards Guelph) to Hwy 5.
  • West on Hwy 5 to Brock Road
  • South on Brock Road to Harvest Rd.
  • East on Harvest Road to Short Road.
  • South on Short Road to Fallsview.
  • Follow the signs all the way to the parking lot.


Note: Websters Falls, Tews Falls, and Dundas Peak are in the Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls Conservation Area, managed by the Hamilton Conservation Authority. Parking fees are charged by HCA to all visitors using their parking lots (including Bruce Trail members). Roadside parking is not recommended as ticketing and towing is a reality.


Hike Directions:

To Webster's Falls (<500 m to below the falls):

  • From the parking lot walk across the large Webster's Falls Park which follows Spencer Creek.
  • A cobblestone bridge turns right to follow the rim of the Spencer Gorge.
  • Just past the bridge you will see the beautiful 21-metre high Webster's Falls.
  • Walk down the 123-step metal staircase to the bottom of the falls (take great care on these steps, especially in winter).
  • Return along the same trail.

 

To Tews Falls and Dundas Peak (3Km to peak and return):

  • Head left from the parking lot following the blue blazes for ...m through the woods along the rim of Spencer Gorge.
  • Swing past the Tews Falls parking lot and around to the observation deck for Tews Falls. At 41-metres, Tews is only a few metres shorter than Niagara Falls and is the tallest waterfall in Hamilton.
  • From here, follow the Webster's Falls Side Trail to its junction with the Dundas Lookout Side Trail. Take the short 40 m Dundas Lookout Side Trail to Dundas Peak with panoramic views overlooking the communities of Dundas and Hamilton.
  • Return along the same route.


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