Devil's Punchbowl Falls

Location: Stoney Creek

Type: Plunge

Watercourse: Stoney Creek

Waypoint: Google Map

Summary: A 37m ribbon waterfall located at the Devil's Punchbowl Conservation Area, it is the third highest waterfall in Hamilton.

Hailed as one of the Niagara Escarpment's most unforgettable sights, it consists of colorful layers of stratified rock. The Devil's Punchbowl was formed at the end of the last Ice Age by the melted ice, which rushed in torrents over the Stoney Creek Escarpment. The waterfall is easily viewed from the quiet park on the side of Ridge Rd, but the best view of the falls is from its base. There is a platform which provides visitors with a stunning view of Hamilton. From there, a trail descends down into the gorge. The first half is quite steep, but the second half is a stairway. The trail then progesses up the creek to the base of the falls.

In winter

The steel cross

Hamilton and Burlington Harbour

In autumn

View from the gorge

The "bending" waterfall