Chris Ecklund's video of Buttermilk Falls. Shot in August 2009.
Buttermilk Falls in
1889. Click to enlarge.
Buttermilk Falls is a terraced ribbon waterfall
measuring 23 metres (75 feet) in height. It is located on a tributary
Red Hill Creek. It experiences a full, impressive
flow after a heavy rain or during the winter snow melt.
Buttermilk Falls is quite close to Albion Falls. It is a narrow
ribbon waterfall that streams down into a deep, impressive gorge.
Given the size of this stony ravine, the original water flow
must have been immense and powerful at one time. Those who visit
this waterfall are also treated to a stunning view of Red Hill
Buttermilk Falls is featured in the book "Waterfalls The
Niagara Escarpment" by Jerry and Mikal Lawton and
on the poster "Waterfalls of Hamilton Seasons" by Joseph
Hollick in 2002.
How to get there
To reach Buttermilk Falls by car, take the
same directions you would use to go to Albion Falls. Exit onto
Mud Street / Mountain Brow Boulevard, then continue along Mountain
Brow Blvd. You will reach Oak Knoll Park just past Limeridge
Road, on the right hand side.
To view Buttermilk Falls from the top is fairly easy, as the
Bruce Trail goes around the canyon at the top. Viewing
it from the bottom is difficult, as you have to climb down
the gorge at nearby Albion Falls and follow the creek downstream
to the first creek on the left. This creek will lead to