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      The western stretch of DeCew Road in St Catharines is the perfect place for waterfall lovers to go and explore. It is home to two main waterfalls - Upper DeCew falls, a large 22 metre plunge waterfall, and Lower DeCew Falls, a smaller 25 foot steep cascade waterfall in a more wild and remote setting. With its picturesque surroundings including Morningstar Mill (a restored water-powered mill) and the Bruce Trail, it is a great place to go and spend an afternoon.

      Upper DeCew Falls is a pretty plunge waterfall, 22 metres high and 5 to 6 metres wide, with water flowing from the upper reaches of the Twelve Mile Creek. It can be viewed from above next to the Morningstar Mill, with the area around the falls protected by a chain fence for your safety, making it suitable for children and the elderly to visit.

      At the bottom of the gorge it is also possible to see Lower DeCew Falls. This waterfall is in a more remote setting and is 8 metres in height. It is a steep cascade waterfall with its drop being broken into a series of steps causing the water to cascade down. It is also possible to view the Tunnel Falls from here, a manmade waterfall from the DeCew Falls Generating Station where tunnels have been dug through softer layers of the escarpment, creating a flat ceiling and floor made up of harder layers above and below.

      WARNING: The gorge is extremely steep and therefore great caution must be taken. The waterfall can be viewed safely from the top. When hiking in the area, travel in pairs rather than alone, and always stick to the trail. An accidental fall may result in serious injury or death. Be wary that the area around the falls may be slippery and wet. Also be aware of falling rocks from above.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      AKA: Niagara
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,453
      State Ranking
      #86
      Trails
      26
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      3,344 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      574 ft
      Total Vertical
      307 ft
      Reports
      44
      Photos
      40
      Ridden Counter
      334

      Photos of Decew Falls Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 1:20pm
      Aug 11, 2018
      Snakes and Ladders, My City
      trail: Crazy Train
      78 |
      Jun 20, 2017 @ 8:56am
      Jun 20, 2017
      Crazy Train, Red Deer
      trail: Crazy Train
      1,215 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 10:46am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments Crazy Train, Whistler
      trail: Crazy Train
      371 |
      Mar 6, 2014 @ 1:49pm
      Mar 6, 2014
      Crazy Train, Windermere
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      Videos of Decew Falls Mountain Bike

      Mountain Biking at Morningstar Mill
      216 | Jun 23, 2017 , St. Catharines
      youtuber Mountain Biking at Morningstar Mill
      126 | Jun 23, 2017 , St. Catharines
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