Hamilton- the Waterfall capital of the World


Weekend Waterfall Walks
What's New!
About this Site
Facebook Group
Keepers of the Water
Mailing List
City of Waterfalls Radio
YouTube Channel
Waterfall Contests
Waterfalls Music
Waterfall Walks
Public Appearances
Vacation Packages
Waterfalls Merchandise
Albion Falls
Ancaster Heights Falls
Baby Webster's Falls
Betzner Falls
Billy Green Falls
Billy Monkley Cascade
Borer's Falls
Boundary Falls
Brown's Falls
Buttermilk Falls
Canterbury Falls
Cave Falls
Centennial Falls
Chedoke Falls
Cliffview Falls
Clappison Falls
Darnley Cascade
Deal Cascade
Denlow Falls
Devil's Punchbowl
Dewitt Falls
Duchess Falls
Dundas Falls
Dyment Falls
East of Fifty Falls
East Glover's Falls
East Iroquoia Falls
Erland Falls
Felker's Falls
Ferguson Falls
Fifty Road Cascade
Fruitland Falls
Glover's Falls
Grand Cascade
Great Falls
Greensville Falls
Griffin Falls
Grindstone Cascade
Hannon Cascade
Hermitage Cascade
Hidden Grindstone Falls
Hunter Falls
James Falls
Jones Road Falls
Lafarge Falls
Lewis Road East Falls
Lewis Road West Falls
Little Canterbury Falls
Little Davis Falls
Little Falls on Wilson St
Little Rock Chapel Falls
Lower Beckett Falls
Lower Borer's Falls
Lower Chedoke Falls
Lower Cliffview Falls
Lower Fruitland Falls
Lower Glendale Falls
Lower Hopkins Cascade
Lower Little Falls
Lower Mill Falls
Lower Princess Falls
Lower Punchbowl Falls
Lower Sanatorium Cascade
Lower Sydenham Falls
Lower Tews Falls
Lower Weeks Falls
Lower Westcliffe Falls
McNeilly Falls
McNeilly West Falls
Middle Glendale Falls
Middle Sydenham Falls
Mineral Springs Falls
Mohawk Cascade
Montgomery Cascade
Moss Falls
Mountain Spring Falls
Mountview Falls
Oak Knoll Falls
Old Dundas Road Falls
Olivieri Cascade
Optimist Cascade
Patterson East Cascade
Patterson West Cascade
Pond Falls
Pritchard Falls
Progreston Falls
Promontory Falls
Puddicombe Falls
Quarry Falls
Ridge Falls
Romar Cascade Falls
Samuel Cascade
Scenic Falls
Shaver Falls
Sherman Falls
Sisters of Mary Falls
Spring Falls
Springhill Falls
Stephanie Falls
Steven's Falls
Sugar Shack Falls
Tallman East Falls
Tallman West Falls
Taro Falls
Tiffany Falls
Tews Falls
Troy Falls
Upper Beckett Falls
Upper Glendale Falls
Upper Hopkins Cascade
Upper Princess Falls
Upper Mill Falls
Upper Mohawk Cascade
Upper Quarry Cascade
Upper Sanatorium Falls
Upper Shaver Falls
Upper Sydenham Falls
Upper Weeks Falls
Valley Falls
Veever's Falls
Vinemount East Falls
Vinemount West Falls
Wall Falls
Walnut Grove Falls
Washboard Falls
Weir's Falls
Webster's Falls
Wesley Cascade
West Iroquoia Falls
West of Fifty Lower Falls
West of Fifty Upper Cascade
Westcliffe Falls
Media Page
Eramosa Karst
Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club
Waterfalling Pioneers
Hamilton Falls List
History of the City of Waterfalls
Manmade Waterfalls
Site Testimonials
Waterfall Aliases
Waterfall Art
Waterfall Awards
Waterfall Games
Waterfall Legends
Waterfall Locator
Waterfall Photography
Waterfall Stories
Waterfall Types
Waterfall Weather
Wondrous Waters
How to reach us


Upper Princess Falls

Upper Princess Falls
Upper Princess Falls. Photo by Jeremy Shortt. Click to enlarge.
Upper Princess Falls
Upper Princess Falls. Photo by Jeremy Shortt. Click to enlarge.

Upper Princess Falls, also known as Princess Falls and Lang's Falls, is 7 metres (23 feet) in height and is located on Lang's Creek, which is a tributary of the Chedoke System. It is a complex cascade and ribbon falls, and experiences impressive flow after rain and the winter snow melt.


This waterfall is featured on the poster "Waterfalls of Hamilton Seasons" with a winter scene and is called "Westerly Falls on Chedoke Radial Trail" because at that time, its correct name was not known. It is not known how or when the name of Princess Falls came about.

How to get there

Upper Princess Falls is located on the upper side of the Chedoke Radial Trail. If a person standing in front of Upper Princess Falls turns around, he or she could see Hwy #403 and the top of Lower Princess Falls.

To reach Upper Princess Falls, from Hwy 403 take the Lincoln Alexander Parkway east to Hamilton. Exit on Mohawk Rd., turn left at light (onto Mohawk) and proceed to Scenic Drive. Turn left on Scenic Dr. and travel for 1.5 km to where Scenic Dr. takes a 90 degree bend and on the left side is a small parking lot. From the parking lot look for the entrance to the Bruce Trail and the Chedoke Radial Trail, then follow the combined trails eastward for about five minutes to Upper Princess Falls.

Many of the waterfalls in west Hamilton are accessible from the Chedoke Radial Trail. It is built on what was once the route for the Brantford and Hamilton Electric Railway owned by the Cataract Power Light and Traction Company (later Dominion Power and Transmission). This particular railway began service to the neighbouring communities of Ancaster in 1907 and Brantford in 1908. By 1931 other kinds of transportation had become more popular than the train. thus on June 30, the train took its last trip to Brantford with the same cars that had been used on the first trip in 1908. The tracks were removed the next year and the land as far as Ancaster was given to the Hamilton Parks Board in 1938. The 2.7 km strip forms part of the Bruce Trail. In 1995/96 the City of Hamilton developed the Chedoke Radial Trail for walking and cycling (and now waterfall watching).

Upper Princess Falls Photo Gallery

Upper Princess Falls
Upper Princess Falls in wintertime.
Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick
Click to enlarge
Upper Princess Falls
Upper Princess Falls in full flow.
Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick
Click to enlarge

The photos below were sent in by David Wootton. click to enlarge

Lower Princess Falls
Lower Princess Falls
Lower Princess Falls
Lower Princess Falls
Lower Princess Falls
Lower Princess Falls
Upper Princess Falls
Upper Princess Falls




Site Design by Ecklund Marketing Group