Devil’s Punchbowl – Created at the end of the last ice age.


We started our hike along a side trail starting at Glover’s Falls on Glover Mountain Road in Stoney Creek, Ontario. There are several parking spots at this dead end road.

According to Hamilton Conservation Authority’s website

The Lower Falls is a 5.5-metre classical waterfall, and the main Upper Falls is a 33.8-metre ribbon waterfall. The Devil’s Punch Bowl is one of the Niagara Escarpment’s most amazing sights, created at the end of the last ice age by huge melt-water rivers that plunged over the Stoney Creek Escarpment, thus carving the Punch Bowl and gorge.

We hiked down to the main Bruce Trail Iroquoia Section under Upper Centennial Parkway towards the bottom of Devil’s Punchbowl. This part of the trail was rocky, as most of the Bruce Trail is.

Notice the monument at the top of the Bowl? Built in 1966, this cross is 10 meters high which overlooks the Stoney Creek community and Hamilton Harbour.

Bottom of Devil’s Punchbowl

The next set of pictures are also at the bottom of Devil’s Punchbowl. Dry now, but in the Spring, the water will gush down through the tunnel. The last picture is the exit side from the tunnel.

Leaving the tunnel continuing on the Bruce Trail, there are a set of stairs that must to climbed to continue. Hold on tight and pay attention – they are not straight, and have a varying degree of risers.

If you don’t already know, I usually post pictures of trees – I find them fascinating.

AllTrails Map

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