Grindstone Falls

Date:Sunday May 26
Hike Leader:Carol Pyke
Distance:12km approx
Difficulty:Level 2
Invitation: Meetup
Start at Trailhead:11:15am

This is the Bruce Trail just south of Waterdown, Map 9 in your Bruce Trail guide. The hike leader is describing this as a challenging twelve kilometre, level 2 hike. "Moderate" speed is three to four kilometres per hour.

In case of wet weather, we may switch to Borer's Falls. Keep an eye on this page.


The parking lot is notoriously tiny, so let's carpool. From our meeting point at Yonge and York Mills...

  1. Take Highway 401 west, to Highway 427 south.
  2. Take Highway 427 to the QEW west.
  3. Take the QEW west to Highway 403 west towards Hamilton.
  4. At Exit 78 Waterdown Road, go North.
  5. Drive approximately four kilometers to the parking lot, which is on the left side. The parking lot is just south of a railroad bridge. Waterdown Road becomes Mill Street. The parking lot is 80 Mill St S, Jerseyville, ON L0R 1R0

The hike starts off at Smokey Hollow Waterfall.


The hike will take about three and a half hours, plus the lunch break. There are lots of hills. Conditions will be slippery, so you need proper hiking boots with good treads.