Felker Falls

June 14, 2003

Province: Ontario

Location: Hamilton

Height: 66

Crest: 20

Water Source: Wire Creek

Waypoint: 43.20347N 79.79024W

Summary: This is a pretty waterfall when it has water, despite the fact that it is essentially inside a subdivision, and it is easy to visit. However if you are pressed for time, you may want to visit some of the other Hamilton waterfalls, such as Webster and Devil's Punchbowl instead.

Felker Falls is in the Hamilton area. It is located in a small park in the middle of a tightly packed subdivision. From the parking area it is a short walk to the top of the falls. Better views are available if you walk upstream along the Bruce Trail, cross the foot bridge over the creek to the west side of the gorge, and then head back downstream.

There is a trail down into the gorge on the west side. It is a bit steep, but not too hard. You can follow the creek up to the base of the falls. It is a 30 minute hike to the base of the falls. Like some other falls in the area, there is a lot of broken glass and other debris in the gorge.

This is a very low flow waterfall, and is likely to be nothing more than a trickle in the summer. The best time to visit is after some good rains.

To reach the falls from the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway, head west until the Parkway ends and becomes Mud St. Turn left immediately onto Paramount the second time you cross it. Turn right onto Audobon, and look for the park on your right.

A depressing reminder that this is an urban waterfall is the sign in the parking lot warning you not to leave valuables in your car.

[Hamilton Area] [10 Mile Map] Nearby Falls

Webster Falls and Tews Falls are a short drive away. Albion Falls, and Devil's Punchbowl Falls are both in the Hamilton area.

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Near Side of Gorge

In the Gorge, June 2003

Foggy Day, April 2006

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