Hamilton Conservation Authority City of Hamilton Bruce Trail Conservancy
 
 

 

Webster's Falls & Gorge Walk

Flamborough (Greensville)

 
Access Point:
 
Spencer Gorge / Webster’s Falls Conservation Area, Fallsview Road
Distance:
 
8 km
Ease of Access:
 
Moderate to Difficult
Trail Surface:
 
Hard packed earth, wooden bridges, wood chips, gravel, steel & wooden lookout platforms, steel & wooden stairways
Parking Fee:
 
Yes or free to HCA Membership Passholders
City Bus Route:
 
5 - Delaware
Road Directions:
 
From Hwy 403 take the Hwy 6 North exit. At Clappison’s Corners, turn left onto Hwy 5 (Dundas Street). At the light, turn left on Brock Road 46. At the first stop sign, turn left on Harvest Road, then turn right onto Short Road and follow it to the Webster’s Falls parking lot. Follow the signs.
Map of the Walk:
 

Other Trail Information & Directions:

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.

Along the Way:

Two gorges
Dundas Peak
Vista over Dundas and Hamilton Harbour
Spectacular Fall Colours
Webster’s & Baby Webster’s Falls
Tew’s Falls & Lower Tew’s Falls

Imagine!Just imagine the volume of glacial meltwater that carved Spencer Gorge more than 12,000 years ago. Today, Logie’s Creek is just a ribbon of water flowing over the cliff. Tew’s Falls is Hamilton’s highest waterfall at 41 metres.


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