Tiffany Falls

Photo Credit: 
Michael Whyte
Description: 

This waterfall, made up of an Upper and Lower Falls, is surrounded by typical Bruce Trail terrain: rocks to step over and steep ascents. At the Lower Falls, a cascade waterfall, Tiffany Creek tumbles 19 metres from a broad valley above the escarpment into a V-shaped ravine below. It is an imposing sight, towering above visitors and surrounded by dolostone cliffs on either side. The Upper Tiffany Falls at 6.4 metres is a much smaller classical waterfall, which has also been called Washboard Falls. Tiffany Falls was named after the area’s first doctor, Dr. Oliver Tiffany.

The footpath from the Wilson Street parking lot crosses Tiffany Creek in two locations. The footpath is steep and quite rocky, so hiking boots are recommended. During wet weather the slopes of the trail can be slippery, so visitors should avoid using the trail when conditions are inclement.

From Hwy 403 to Hamilton. Exit at Main Street West and continue on Main Street West past McMaster University in West Hamilton. Just after you pass University Plaza, you will make another left to continue on Main Street West. Main Street West will become Wilson Street as you head towards the Ancaster area. Soon you will begin to ascend a long climb up the escarpment. About half way up there is a small parking area on your left with a sign identifying "Tiffany Falls Conservation Area". Park there and follow the footpath that runs along the south bank of the creek.

Location (Approximate): 
Wilson St E
Hamilton, ON
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