Walter’s Falls Loop

Walter’s Falls Loop

Total Distance: 4.5 km

Difficulty: Easy

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The Walter’s Falls Loop trail is a part of the Bruce Trail and was built by volunteers of the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club in 2006. The trail begins at the Falls Inn, a luxurious lodge built on the edge of the gorge of Walter’s Creek. From the falls-side patio, you can see where Walter’s Falls spills over the cliff edge.

Highlights of Walter’s Falls Loop

Although the waterfall is located on The Falls Inn private property, the viewing platform, as well as the trails, are accessible throughout the year – free of charge! Over the years the Inn has become a popular wedding and vacation spot.  The falls are very often considered as a stop in between Eugenia Falls and Owen Sound. Hike or snowshoe around the Walter’s Falls to admire its natural splendor from every angles. The Bruce Trail is also accessible west of the waterfalls, and since it is a private property: no dogs, swimming or picnics are allowed.

Directions

Take Grey Road 40 from Highway 26. In the village of Walter’s Falls, turn north on Front Street to the Falls Inn and park. From the side patio, you can see where Walter’s Falls spills over the cliff edge. A century ago this was the scene of a bustling sawmill. Take the hike in a counter-clockwise direction by following the east bank of the river downstream and through a cedar bush, then alongside Grey Road 29. Look for the blue-blazed Walter’s Creek Side Trail and follow it past old farmstead ruins to a broad meadow. Immediately after crossing the river, locate the white blazes of the main trail, turn left. Past the Townline, the trail climbs to the glacial deposits that give a perspective on the headwaters of the Bighead River. You will cross Grey Road 29 again by returning on the west side of the creek and back to the Inn.

 

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