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Perhaps the most scenic of Hamilton's natural areas, Spencer Gorge spans the escarpment and contains two of Hamilton's most well-known waterfalls: Webster's and Tews Falls. Tews Fall is the tallest waterfall in Hamilton and, at 41 meters high, is only a few meters shorter than Niagara Falls. In comparison, Webster's fall is possibly one of Hamilton's most visited and most beautiful waterfalls and is contained in a gorgeous park area that can be accessed through the same trails as Dundas Peak.

Fun fact! The main feature of the area is the Spencer Gorge, a "Y"-shaped gorge around 1-kilometre (0.6 mi) in length, with the depth reaching 100 metres (330 ft). The walls of the gorge are very steep, contrasting the gently sloping landscape found in the nearby areas. The gorge was incised by the melt streams of the Wisconsin glaciation about 10,000 years ago and displays a   stratigraphic section featuring many different colours and rock types. 

Dundas Peak is another cliff side viewpoint that highlights the expanse of the Gorge. With views of Hamilton, Dundas, and Spencer gorge it is a sight everyone must see!


Hamilton Conservation Authority admission rates apply for access to Spencer Gorge.

Click here for more information on park fees and admission! 

Visitor Admission

  • Members FREE (*except between May to October)
  • Per Vehicle $10
  • Walk in (to Websters) $5
  • Walk in (to Dundas Peak via Bruce Trail) FREE

Parking rates may apply. 

Spencer Gorge

Directions from McMaster

Directions From McMaster University:

Please Note:

  • When biking, please obey all traffic signals and always remember to wear a helmet. 
  • Hamilton buses are free for students with valid student IDs and bus passes.