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Spencer Creek Gorge and the Old Dundas Station Loop


From the parking area proceed along the gravel path across over a small bridge to an interpretive sign, showing the interesting history of the two valleys formed by Logie’s Creek and Spencer Creek. To the left you will see the white blazes of the main Bruce Trail and a stairway into the forest. Nearby are two platforms that provide a view of the magnificent Tews Falls, 41 metres (135 feet) in height - just a few metres shorter than Niagara Falls (50 m or 167 feet). The main Trail continues along the high east rim of the valley and after about 1.5 km reaches a short side trail (blue blaze) leading to Dundas Peak. From Dundas Peak you will be rewarded with incredible views over Dundas valley to the south and west, and behind you, the valleys of Logie’s Creek and Spencer Creek.



Proceeding back the short distance to the main Trail (white blazes), turn right and continue through the forest to a narrow track that cuts steeply down the Escarpment face to a rail bed. This was the site of a tramway for bringing blocks from a longago quarry operation at the top of the Escarpment, to waiting railcars below. At the rail line, the main Bruce Trail turns left and continues towards Burlington. Instead, follow the Dundas Station Side Trail (blue blazes) straight ahead along the rail bed.



Just before reaching Highway 8 (Brock Road), the Dundas Station Side Trail meets up with the main Bruce Trail (white blazes). Turn right and take the main Trail up a slope, back towards Spencer Creek. For the next 1.5 km you will be walking up the valley of Spencer Creek, one of the most beautiful valleys on the Niagara Escarpment. At the head of the valley is the magnificent Webster’s Falls, at 24 m (78 feet) in height, a popular spot on a hot summer’s day. After climbing the 123-step metal staircase to the top of the Escarpment, the Trail crosses Spencer Creek by a cobblestone bridge and turns right to follow the rim of the gorge. Passing the grave site of the Webster family, the white blazes of the main Trail continue along the valley side and up a staircase to a magnificent view over the y-shaped valley, and shortly after, the parking lot at Tews Falls.

With file information from the Bruce Trail, for more information on this and other Bruce trails please purchase the Bruce Trail map and trail guidebook. The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It is 840 km long, with over 440 km of side trails. Every year more than 400,000 visits are made to the Trail as people walk, snowshoe, watch wildlife, take photographs and admire the glorious scenery of the Escarpment.



The Bruce Trail was instrumental in the Escarpment being named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1990 - one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada. The Bruce Trail is a member of the Ontario Trails Council through affiliation with Hike Ontario.


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