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A really small waterfall in the Short Hills Park. About 700 m north of Swayze Falls. As far as I know, this is the only other waterfall on the west side of the park, unlike the 10 or so on the east side.

The falls is actually very close to Effingham Rd and you may even be able to see the top of the falls if you look into the woods. A park entrance that once existed here is now closed. There was nowhere to park here anyways, and so it is just easier to access from the parking lot on Roland Rd.

Use the driving directions button to find the parking lot on Roland Road. Follow the trail into the woods but keep left the entire time. This will bypass Swayze Falls, which you can see on the way back. The trail to Effingham Falls is about 1.2 km from the parking area.

Some Key Facts
Region Greater Toronto
County Niagara
Near Effingham
Watercourse Twelve Mile Creek Trib
Watershed / % Lakes 0 / 0%
Ownership Short Hills Provincial Park
Landscape Rural, forested
Size Very Small
Type Steep Washboard
Modification Natural
Access Moderate
Top / Bottom Easy to view / Easy
Trail conditions Dirt
Hiking Time 15 min
Coordinates 43.0997,-79.3024
Site ID WOO.NIA.011
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