Upper Glendale Falls
Upper Glendale Falls in the winter. Photo by Dan Court.
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Upper Glendale Falls in the spring. Photo by Joe Hollick. Click to enlarge.
Upper Glendale Falls is located on Montgomery Creek which
is in the Red Hill watershed. It was considered a Terraced
Classic Falls prior to the construction of the Red Hill Valley
Parkway, however it may have changed as discussed below. Further
visits will be required.
Its height is 3 metres (10 feet) and its width is 3 metres
(10 feet). It experiences its strongest flow during seasonal
storms and after the winter snow melt.
Prior to the Red Hill Valley Parkway, water flowed over
the top of the manmade concrete structure onto a cascade section.
After the construction of the Parkway, it appears that water
flows mainly through a small pipe on the left side of the
structure onto the cascade section. A creek which drained
onto this structure is now dry as it has been diverted elsewhere.
The good news about this creek being dry is that now there
is a safe way down to the top of the falls by using this former
creek bed from the trail above.
How to get there
To reach Upper Glendale Falls take Centennial Parkway and exit
at Mud Street West. Turn right onto the Paramount Drive at
the intersection which is opposite Winterberry Drive. Then
turn left onto Kingsview Drive and park just before the end
of the road. Follow the trail beside the road to the falls.
Map featuring Upper Glendale Falls (referred to as Glendale
Falls on the map). Click to enlarge.
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