Smokey Hollow (aka Great) Falls

June 2004

Province: Ontario

Location: Waterdown

Height: 20

Crest: 15

Water Source: Grindstone Creek

Waypoint: 43.3305N 79.887W

Summary: Another Niagara Escarpment waterfall located in Waterdown outside Hamilton. It is just a short walk from your car, and there are many other waterfalls in the area to visit.

Smokey Hollow Falls is in Waterdown where Grindstone Creek flows over the Niagara Escarpment. This waterfall is also known as Great Falls and Grindstone Falls. I have decided to call it Smokey Hollow Falls because other falls are named "Great" and "Grindstone", and "Great" seems a bit of an exaggeration.

To reach Smokey Hollow Falls exit the 403 at Hwy 6 and head north west. Turn right onto Hwy 5, and then turn right on Mill Street. The park is on the right as you descend the escarpment. There is a viewing platform. If you follow the Bruce Trail down stream you can easily get into the gorge and to the base of the falls.

Grindstone Creek appears to have a lot more water than many of the other waterfall producing creeks in the area.

[Hamilton Area] Nearby Falls

Webster Falls, Tews Falls and Borers Falls are a short drive away. Tiffany Falls, Smokey Hollow Falls, Albion Falls, Devil's Punchbowl Falls, and Felker Falls are also all nearby.

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View from Platform

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