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About Harvey Falls

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Harvey Falls is a very small waterfall in Grimsby, just east of the borders of the city of Hamilton. It forms a true caprock plunge waterfall, but the gorge has not eroded all the way into the slope of the Niagara Escarpment. This gives it the appearance of 'hanging' part way up the slope.

Even though the flow is typically very low, the falls can create a very impressive ice curtain when conditions are right. This doesn't happen every year.

Reaching the falls is hard work, but can be done. From the parking location, a straight trail leads south towards the escarpment. This connects to the Bruce Trail, part way up the cliff. Visitors can follow the trail to the left and proceed about 500 m to the falls.

This waterfall is also called Pond Falls by some.

Some Key Facts
Region Greater Toronto
County Niagara
Near Grimsby
Watercourse Unnamed Watercourse
Watershed / % Lakes 0 / 0%
Ownership Niagara Escarpment agreement
Landscape Rural
Size Small
Type Plunge
Modification Natural
Access Difficult
Top / Bottom Difficult / Moderate
Trail conditions uneven ground, hills
Hiking Time 20 min
Coordinates 43.2004,-79.6593
Site ID WOO.NIA.014
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.