Tews Falls. Photo by David Piano. Click to enlarge
Tews Falls is a ribbon waterfall 41 metres
in height, making it the tallest in Hamilton. Located at the
Spencer Gorge / Webster's Falls Conservation Area in Greensville,
its source is Logie's Creek.
of the present gorge was carved out by the body of water that
preceded Spencer Creek, about ten thousand years ago. The rock
layers are deposits of mud and other substances from the floors
of the ancient seas that once covered parts of this continent,
and fossilized remains of sea plants and animals have been found
in rocks in the area.
How to get there
To reach Tews Falls by car, take Highway 8
from Dundas. Go right on Brock Road and right again onto Harvest
Road. Tews can be reached off of Harvest.
To reach Tews Falls via a walking trail,
take the Dundas section of the
For anyone wishing to go to the base of Tews Falls, Ferguson
Falls, or Lower Tews Falls, the trail in from the train tracks
is now marked with yellow paint. Park at the bottom of Hwy 8
(King Street) on Woodley Lane in Dundas at the train bridge.
Follow the old Bruce Trail up the stairs, crossing the tracks
and turn right and continue beside the tracks uphill till you
come to the first marked tree on your right. Take extra care
crossing the tracks and do NOT walk on the tracks as there has
been an accident here before. Turn left into the forest on the
path, and keep the marked trees on your right till you come to
the campsite. Lower Tews is just below it to the left.
The trail is not marked between Lower Tews and Tews because
all you have to do is keep Logies Creek on your left as you are
heading upstream towards Tews. At no point do you have to get
your feet wet on this route. Watch for Ferguson Falls on your
right as you head towards Tews. It looks quite nice when it is
covered in ice or flowing after a storm.
On your return trip you can bypass Lower Tews by climbing over
the hill to get back to the campsite and onto the trail. The
return trail is also marked on the trees, again keeping the marked
trees on your right.
Please note this walk is not for everyone as you will have to
scramble over some downed trees and climb some hills as well.
Expect this hike to take about 3 hours round trip including
stopping for photos.