These are some of the best known waterfalls along the Niagara Escarpment from Dundas to Niagara Falls itself. While Niagara Falls is by far the best known area falls and perhaps the most spectacular, there are dozens of other lovely waterfalls along the Escarpment. Hamilton alone has some 15 waterfalls on the horseshoe-shaped section of the Niagara Escarpment that rims the city. Most of these are as high as a 3 to 5 storey building and one is almost as high as Niagara Falls.
While we haven’t visited them all, some claim there are as many as 70 waterfalls on the Escarpment although a number of them are very small. Some are cascading falls while others have multiple falls -an upper and a lower falls.
For hikes with waterfalls, look for the "F" in the hike number, i.e L45F in the Hiking section.
There are in the neighourhood of 70 waterfalls along the Niagara Escarpment, located between Niagara Falls and Tobermory, whose formation was influenced by the variety of geological conditions found along the escarpment. The Bruce Trail passes by many of these waterfalls.
Some of the waterfalls are cascading falls and some have multiple falls, upper, middle and lower falls. When you encounter any of these waterfalls while travelling along the trails, you will have some amazing sights that will definitely turn your walk into a very special one.
In this series of notes we describe how waterfalls are formed and explain how we classify the falls on this site. In addition we have developed a rating system for waterfalls that we have applied to each waterfall. The three criteria used in the ratings are also outlined.