Scout Falls
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

Other than Swayze Falls and Terrace Falls, this is probably the largest of the numerous small waterfalls in the Short Hills Provincial Park. It starts as a steep cascade through a narrow rocky notch, but then transitions into a true plunge waterfall about 6 m high. The falls faces north, so be careful about mid-day sun, as it makes it hard to get a good shot. Access is remarkably easy, I have no idea why I hadn't found this waterfall before 2017.

Park in the lot at the end of Wiley Rd and follow the old road allowance. After less than 100 m you will reach a small creek. Turn right and follow the path that follows the creek on its far side. The falls is in the woods in the distance, right under the power lines. Be warned that flows can be very low to nil during much of the year. Like all the falls in the Short Hills, you really need to plan your visit during the wettest times of the year, like after a big rain in Spring.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Greater Toronto
County: Niagara
Near: Decew Falls
River: Scout Creek
Size: Small
Type: Plunge
Access: Moderate
Coordinates: 43.1011, -79.2746
Parking: Click for Parking Lot Directions

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