October 2015 Lower Snake Falls

October 2015 Lower Snake Falls

The Giant’s Rib Escarpment Education Network’s Waterfall of the Month for October 2015 is Lower Snake Falls.

Lower Snake Falls is a Complex Cascade with flow after a rainfall or during the winter snow melt. It is located on a tributary of the Grindstone Creek with a height of 5m to 6 m. and a width that varies from 1m to 3m depending on flow.

It is located in Burlington, just outside the boundary of the Waterdown section of Hamilton.

To visit Lower Snake Falls, exit Hwy 403 onto Hwy #6 North (towards Guelph) and travel approximately 3 km to Hwy #5. Turn right onto #5 and when in the village of Waterdown, turn right onto Mill St. Immediately after passing under a railway bridge, turn right into the parking lot for the Smokey Hollow area. Then follow the Bruce Trail down the Grindstone Creek for about 10 – 15 minutes to where a small tributary flows into the Grindstone Creek. The lower section of this tributary is Lower Snake Falls.

By Joseph Hollick