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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 Status
      Caution as of Jan 4, 2022

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      61
      Trails Mountain Bike
      61
      Trails Hike
      61
      Trails Trail Running
      61
      Total Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      3,810 ft
      Total Vertical
      307 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      574 ft
      Reports
      226
      Photos
      104
      Ridden Counter
      5,406

      Photos of Decew Falls Mountain Bike

      27 |
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 1:05am
      Jan 4, 2022
      trail: White Knuckle
      30 |
      Dec 2, 2021 @ 10:03am
      Dec 2, 2021
      72 |
      Sep 17, 2021 @ 7:07pm
      Sep 17, 2021
      85 |
      Sep 17, 2021 @ 7:07pm
      Sep 17, 2021
      50 |
      Sep 17, 2021 @ 7:07pm
      Sep 17, 2021
      65 |
      Sep 17, 2021 @ 7:07pm
      Sep 17, 2021
      24 |
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 2:48pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      58 |
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 9:51am
      Aug 21, 2021

      Videos of Decew Falls Mountain Bike

      dh run on 08 reign
      85 | Dec 2, 2021
      Chesty run
      1:24 | 477 | Mar 14, 2013
      Mountain Biking at Morningstar Mill
      884 | Jun 23, 2017 , St. Catharines

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Bruce Trail (Laura Secord Ruins)
      May 10, 2022 @ 1:22pm
      May 10, 2022
      Prevalent Muddelaschuk
      Bruce Trail (Laura Secord Hillside)
      May 10, 2022 @ 1:22pm
      May 10, 2022
      Prevalent Muddelaschuk
      Pump Track
      Jan 29, 2022 @ 11:46am
      Jan 29, 2022
      Snow CoveredLike riding the whole trail on a skinny....MCoates
      Lower 12 Mile West
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 1:05am
      Jan 4, 2022
      Snow Packedzbell26
      Lower 12 Mile East
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 1:04am
      Jan 4, 2022
      Snow Cover InadequatePartly snow packed, a bit of mudzbell26
      Baby Snakes
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 1:42pm
      Nov 13, 2021
      WetToo wet to ride, slippery with all the...gharris
      Baby Snakes Connector
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 1:40pm
      Nov 13, 2021
      WetVery slippery with the dampness and wet...gharris
      Snakes and Ladders
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 1:38pm
      Nov 13, 2021
      WetVery greasy, too wet to ride. Fallen...gharris
      Tight and Twisty
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 1:34pm
      Nov 13, 2021
      WetReally too wet to ride.gharris
      Easy Meat
      Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:37am
      Oct 19, 2021
      WetSo many deep puddles. Lots of mudThrasherchef

      Activity Feed

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      user #83085delaschukaddreportBruce Trail (Laura Secord Ruins) and 1 more
      May 10, 2022 @ 5:59pm
      May 10, 2022
      user #194181cheesepreetzariddentrailDead Styx
      Apr 21, 2022 @ 3:35am
      Apr 21, 2022
      user #2291444MCoatesaddreportPump Track
      Jan 31, 2022 @ 10:06am
      Jan 31, 2022
      user #1433887zbell26addphoto in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 1:05am
      Jan 4, 2022
      user #1433887zbell26addreportLower 12 Mile East and 1 more
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 1:04am
      Jan 4, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2833928Bryden-smithtrailWhite Knuckleits a awsome trail
      Dec 2, 2021 @ 10:00am
      Dec 2, 2021
      user #651364gharrisreportTight and TwistyReally too wet to ride at the moment.
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 1:34pm
      Nov 13, 2021
      user #2175235Greghunter1trailSnakes and LaddersThis trail is AMPED UP!!!! Getting ready for...
      Sep 17, 2021 @ 7:09pm
      Sep 17, 2021
      user #1866401ThrashercheftrailEasy MeatNice way to start the ride. Some roots, no...
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 7:06pm
      Sep 11, 2021
      user #2175235Greghunter1trailThe Pines 2Trail is dry and fun!
      May 22, 2021 @ 3:28pm
      May 22, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

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      Mountain Bike6129 miles3,809 ft14 miles308 ft
      #967#351032264,931
      Hike6129 miles3,809 ft14 miles308 ft
      #721#29122692
      Trail Running6129 miles3,809 ft14 miles308 ft
      #723#29226186
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