Felker’s Falls is located on a branch of the Red Hill Creek called Davis Creek. Its height is 22 metres (72 feet) and its crest width is 6 metres (20 feet). It is considered a Terraced Ribbon Falls, and experiences year-round flow. Its GPS coordinates are 17T 0598299 4784147.
The waterfall was formerly owned by Joseph Benjamin Felker (1880-1956), who was born and lived his entire life on the same property. Since Felker’s Falls is situated just off a subdivision, please show respect for private property.
In July 2008, Chris Ecklund met John Felker, a descendant of the original family, during an excursion to the Devil’s Punch Bowl. Read the story below for more information.
It’s A Small World
By Chris Ecklund
It’s a small world…. No, I am not going to start to sing that song from Disney World, but rather I want to tell you about a chance meeting that I had with a direct descendant of the Felkers from Felker’s Falls clan. Talk about a small world, but it gets even smaller. This week I was out at The Devil’s Punchbowl. It was the first time I had been there in at least 30 years. (Man, I need to get out more often!) The place was deserted except for a few people. Just as I was pulling in, I spotted a couple on a Harley also coming by.We started to chat, and it turns out I was talking to John Felker who is directly related to the Felker clan of Felker’s Falls fame!!!
We had a nice chat about the area, and John told me some stories that I hope he will write out and send to me, as they would be great to have posted for all to read.
He even told me that when he was a kid he climbed the wall face of The Devil’s Punchbowl on an Easter Sunday!! Man this must have been some feat, but then again, when we were young, we were invincible right?
Oh to remember those days….
John told me one story about Albion Falls that I would like to share. Remember the old stagecoach stop at the intersection of Mount Albion and Mud Streets? Well back in the day that was an old hotel and recently it was rented out to people. John told me that way back in the day a friend of his who lived there had the first TV, and they used to go watch it there! I would love to hear from anyone else that has any stories about this area as well!
How to get there
To reach Felker’s Falls by car, exit the QEW on Centennial Parkway and drive south. Go right onto Mud St, and then turn right again at Paramount Dr. Go right once again onto Ackland Street, which leads to the parking lot. The waterfall is located across the field, behind the wooden fence.
That route takes you to the top of the waterfall. If you wish to reach it from the bottom, take King St. East exit off the Red Hill Valley Parkway and follow King Street to Quigley Road. Turn right onto Quigley Road and follow it to the end, then find a parking spot on the road. Walk past the end of Quigley onto parkland and go straight until you reach Davis Creek. Follow the creek upstream about 300 metres to the base of Felker’s Falls.
To reach Felkers Falls via a walking trail, take the Stoney Creek section of the Bruce Trail.
Felker’s Falls Photo Gallery