Terrace Falls
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

A very pretty waterfall when there is flow in the creek. Unfortunately, this creek dries up for much of the year, and like all of the many little waterfalls in the Short Hills Provincial Park, you need to time your visit. Forget summer, try to arrive a day or two after a good soaking rain in spring or late winter, or perhaps during a wet period in November. The falls itself is 7 to 8 m high and up to 20 m wide at full flow. This makes it easily the biggest in the Short Hills, other than Swayze Falls, which though taller, also suffers from low flow during regular weather condnitions. To access you can take the Terrace Creek trail :-) But this trail was closed at the time of writing. Not to worry, as there is another easy way to access.

Park in the lot at Wiley Rd and walk south along the road allowance for about 750 m. You will reach Terrace Creek, which is larger than the little brooks passed earlier. There is a little footbridge over the creek. Before you cross the creek, turn right and follow the path along the near side of the creek. The path will lead up a hill into the woods, offering an interesting view of a swifter moving section of the creek far below. About 10 mins later, after you figure that there is no falls, the path will descend the valley to the top of the falls. Access to the gorge is quite easy and gentle.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Greater Toronto
County: Niagara
Near: Decew Falls
River: Terrace Creek
Size: Small
Type: Plunge
Access: Moderate
Coordinates: 43.0956, -79.28023
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