The Bruce Trail and Chedoke Radial Trail right-of-way form the trail loop through Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area. Head west from Scenic Park parking lot to begin. Follow the Bruce Trail through the forest to Scenic Falls and the remains of an old mill race. Turn right and follow the loop back to the Rail Trail. Enjoy the vista of west Hamilton and Dundas Valley. Look for signs of white-tailed deer. The conservation area is on a bluff overlooking highway 403. Be careful and stay back from the fencing.
When you return, take time to go down the escarpment on the paved Chedoke Radial Trail for a short distance to view Princess Falls. The radial trail may be closed for bridge repairs at Mountview Falls in 2008. Once completed you can continue into Chedoke Sports Park and Golf Course, where there are six more waterfalls.
Scenic Falls is a ribbon cascade best seen in spring or following rainstorms. It’s 20 metres high and 6 metres wide. Princess Falls is 7 metres high. This ribbon waterfall is best seen in winter when ice formations create a magical image. Lower Princess Falls can be viewed only when traversing the escarpment on Highway 403. It is the largest waterfall visible from the highway.
Along the Way:
Scenic Falls & Mill Ruins
Vista overlooking West Hamilton
Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area
East and West Iroquoia Falls
Did You Know?
There are 15 waterfalls in west Hamilton’s Chedoke Creek watershed. The majority of Hamilton’s more than 100 waterfalls are located within a 23 kilometer radius of Highway 403 & Main Street.
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