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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
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of 3 days

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      61
      Trails Mountain Bike
      68
      Trails Hike
      68
      Trails Trail Running
      68
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      4,312 ft
      Total Vertical
      323 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      590 ft
      Reports
      176
      Photos
      93
      Ridden Counter
      3,608

      Photos of Decew Falls Mountain Bike

      trail: Easy Meat
      9 |
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 4:35pm
      Jan 2, 2021
      trail: Hydro Hill
      13 |
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 6:56pm
      Oct 4, 2020
      trail: Hydro Hill
      18 |
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 6:56pm
      Oct 4, 2020
      trail: Hydro Hill
      19 |
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 6:56pm
      Oct 4, 2020

      Videos of Decew Falls Mountain Bike

      Skibikes on the side of the highway.
      0:21 | 131 | Feb 22, 2017
      Chesty run
      1:24 | 375 | Mar 14, 2013
      Mountain Biking at Morningstar Mill
      689 | Jun 23, 2017 , St. Catharines
      youtuber Mountain Biking at Morningstar Mill
      351 | Jun 23, 2017 , St. Catharines

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2653433GeojacaddreportConnector
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 9:40am
      3 days
      user #2484113AdamTardifaddreportTremont Descent and 3 more
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 6:05am
      Mar 28, 2021
      user #2405328FirefelixaddreportCourtside
      Mar 20, 2021 @ 12:47pm
      Mar 20, 2021
      user #1433887zbell26addreportLower 12 Mile West and 1 more
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 7:32am
      Mar 13, 2021
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailBruce Trail Connector (Decew Road) and 1 more
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 11:17am
      Mar 7, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2175235Greghunter1trailBrock GrinderRide up. Leave your lungs on the trail side!
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 8:18pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      user #2175235Greghunter1trailNaturalization SiteGood for hill work.
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 8:14pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      user #2175235Greghunter1trailBruce Trail (Tremont Road to Glenridge Avenue)Lots of roots! Not a bad trail.
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 8:13pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      user #2175235Greghunter1trailLog Over LaneHmm..... not sure about this one. Have to try...
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 8:12pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      user #2175235Greghunter1trailBruce Trail (Laura Secord Hillside)Climbed this today. It’s a good climb but...
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 5:28pm
      Jun 15, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Short Hills Provincial Park 2 102.4 km
      Woodend Conservation Area 1 55.2 km
      Balls Falls Conservation Area 2 4 3 16.5 km
      Firemen's Park 9 15 47 km
      Whirlpool State Park 19.8 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6830 miles4,311 ft14 miles322 ft
      #2,953#62921763,374
      Hike6830 miles4,311 ft14 miles322 ft
      #2,449#54117655
      Trail Running6830 miles4,311 ft14 miles322 ft
      #2,450#54176110
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