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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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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
      Parking #2 google parking directions
      Access Info:
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 3, 2019

      Hike Stats

      Trails (view details)
      56
      Trails Mountain Bike
      56
      Trails Hike
      56
      Trails Trail Running
      56
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      4,186 ft
      Total Vertical
      322 ft
      Reports
      65
      Ridden Counter
      3

      Photos of Decew Falls

      trail: Pump Track
      0 |
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 1:16pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      trail: Crazy Train
      160 |
      Jun 20, 2017 @ 8:56am
      Jun 20, 2017
      trail: Crazy Train
      1,341 |
      Nov 14, 2014 @ 10:46am
      Nov 14, 2014
      | 1 comments
      trail: Crazy Train
      492 |
      Mar 6, 2014 @ 1:49pm
      Mar 6, 2014

      Videos of Decew Falls

      Skibikes on the side of the highway.
      0:21 | 80 | Feb 22, 2017
      Chesty run
      1:24 | 144 | Mar 14, 2013
      Mountain Biking at Morningstar Mill
      399 | Jun 23, 2017 , St. Catharines
      youtuber Mountain Biking at Morningstar Mill
      245 | Jun 23, 2017 , St. Catharines

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Merritt Trail
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 3:20am
      Oct 3, 2019
      VariablesuhbazchinMountain Bike
      Lower 12 Mile West
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 3:20am
      Oct 3, 2019
      WetsuhbazchinMountain Bike Random spots with huge puddles but...
      Lower 12 Mile East
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:06pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      Variablemarx740Mountain Bike Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts...
      Laura Secord Ruins
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 2:11pm
      Jul 26, 2019
      Very DrybigrimMountain Bike most part is dry only few low lying curve...
      Pump Track
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 8:49am
      Jun 15, 2019
      Prevalent MudSailorinaMountain Bike
      The Green Trail
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Apr 1, 2019
      Snow CoveredJpennock99Mountain Bike Snow surrounding trail, lots of mud on...
      Two Bridges
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Apr 1, 2019
      Snow CoveredJpennock99Mountain Bike Snow surrounding trail, trail itself is...
      Suzanne's
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 7:23am
      Nov 19, 2018
      WetiansingletonMountain Bike Very muddy. Very loose ground and wet.
      Santa's Hat
      Oct 19, 2018 @ 6:56pm
      Oct 19, 2018
      VariableJpennock99Mountain Bike Recent Rainfall, is clear to ride though!
      Snakes and Ladders
      Oct 19, 2018 @ 6:55pm
      Oct 19, 2018
      WetJpennock99Mountain Bike Recent Rainfall, should be okay to ride...

      Activity Feed

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      user #745493canalcitycyclevotetrailPump Track
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 1:00pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      user #1900927rugerneowishlisttrailRotary Park
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 5:14pm
      Nov 3, 2019
      user #1900927rugerneoriddentrailHobo Trail and 5 more
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 11:14am
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #106842marx740wishlisttrailSuzanne's
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 2:46pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #106842marx740riddentrailMerritt Trail and 2 more
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 2:25pm
      Oct 8, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1937398HaydenbelfrytrailSnakes and LaddersGreat trail with some nice features and a...
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 12:03pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      user #1626282Jpennock99trailWhite KnuckleI was going to create this run but never got...
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 8:29pm
      Aug 31, 2019
      user #1867223bigrimtrailLaura Secord Ruinsthis is best down hill in st.cathrine.
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 2:08pm
      Jul 26, 2019
      user #1867223bigrimtrailSnakes and Laddersthis trail is crazy i was want to have...
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 8:21pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      user #1626282Jpennock99reportBaby SnakesYou just have to be careful because it is a...
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 7:27am
      Sep 12, 2018
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