The Devil’s Punchbowl is a deep gorge that boasts beautiful multi-coloured rock layers and two of the best Hamilton waterfalls.
Upper & Lower Punch Bowl Falls
Many people visit the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area because of its amazing sights and horseshoe falls. At the top, visitors can enjoy a view of the Toronto skyline. As they descend in, they are greeted by one of the Niagara Escarpment’s most amazing displays of rock. At the end of the last ice age, water flooded the Stoney Creek Escarpment and carved the rock away, making this the only area where you can see Ordovician and Silurian stratified rock. This spectacular view is complemented by the two separate falls of the Devil’s Punch Bowl, the 5.5-metre Lower Falls and the 33.8-metre ribbon waterfall Upper Falls.
Visitors can access the gorge by following the Dofasco 2000 Trail, the Bruce Trail, or the Ridge Road Access Trail from the parking lot. The Hamilton, Ontario conservation authority recommends that visitors bring a light if they are visiting this section of the Niagara Escarpment at night.