Hamilton Waterfalls » Webster's Falls and Gorge Walk
|Hamilton Waterfalls||8.0 km||3 hours||Unpaved|
Points of Interest
This conservation area offers the option of two hikes — one along the top of the escarpment from Webster’s Falls, Tew’s Falls and Dundas Peak, and back; the other a longer, more adventurous trail loop down the Spencer Gorge and back up the escarpment on the Bruce Trail. The longer hike on the Bruce Trail is temporarily closed, but this walk will be updated when it reopens. Picnic in the peaceful and relaxing park surrounding Webster’s Falls. Don’t miss the fall colours. Spencer Gorge has the best fall colours in Hamilton. Thousands of people have come to enjoy the waterfalls and surrounding lands the Websters purchased in 1819. Family gravestones can be viewed just north of the Webster’s Falls parking lot. From the lookout near the falls, you will notice a cobblestone bridge crossing Spencer Creek. Built in 1936 and restored by Greensville Optimists in 2000, it draws visitors from all over to view its unique and lasting structure. The landscaped park around Webster’s Falls was bequeathed by the Knowles family to the Town of Dundas, then transferred to HCA in 2000. The park was designed as an English country landscape with low stone walls aligning the creek, an arched cobblestone bridge and viewing platform.
Trailhead: Spencer Gorge / Webster's Falls Conservation Area, Fallsview Road
Note: From May 12, 2018 to October 28, 2018 (weather permitting), parking on weekends and holiday Mondays will be located at 1000 Highway 5 West at Christie Lake Conservation Area. A shuttle service will drop visitors off at Tew Falls and Greensville Optimist Park to access Webster Falls. No parking will be permitted in HCA lots during these peak periods. For more information, please visit www.conservationhamilton.ca/shuttle