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Devil's Punchbowl Falls

Ridge Road | Stoney Creek ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #17 of 103 attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description:    The Devil's Punch Bowl is but one of over 126 waterfalls located in and around Hamilton.  It is easy to access (3 seasons) and with little... more »
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British Columbia, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

At night you see a great big cross all lit up in lights. You can see it from lower Stoney Creek area. The punchbowl is a falls with railings and a look out point. You can hike down below.

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Hamilton, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the view from the outlook is absolutley breath taking, walking over was not well marked and did not see a lot of garbage bins. and a lot of garbage thrown over the edge which will be difficult to pick up probably not possible . the cross is lit at night and from the surrounding area it is there and this... More

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Detroit, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

What a beautiful area! Easy to find with a great view at the top, but we felt the need to get up close and personal at the bottom. That was the difficult part! It had rained the day before, so it was a bit muddy and slippery. A bit of a strenuous and tricky hike, but well worth it! The... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The most frustrating thing about this falls is that the parking is randomly open or closed. It's a beautiful spot that you can also hike in to see from parking at the Battlefield House parking lot and going along the Bruce Trail; you get a look up to the top from this way. You can drive to it from highway... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Have been to the punchbowl dozens of times over the last few decades and it never gets old, Great views, beautiful spot for a picnic or to bring family or friends who have never seen Hamilton from this vantage point. There is a nice market nearby with excellent baked goods and farm fresh vegetables. Nice leisurely drive and a little... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

GPS is making confusing directions. You need to go on top of the hill, turn right & drive for 2 min. Better ask somebody. No signs on the road at all + charge for parking. I agree with all the visitors: some bushes need to be cut for better observation. Place also need cleaning.

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Hamilton, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Devil's punchbowl is close to the road with flat paths to the lookout points so it is easy to get to in a short walk. Not only does it offer an amazing waterfall, it has a panoramic view of Hamilton. The harbour, the lake, the Niagara Escarpment, the steal plants, the city skyline, and the battlefields tower can all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We went to see the Devil's Punchbowl Falls and were treated to an escarpment view of Stoney Creek, Burlington, Hamilton, Toronto and Lake Ontario. Wow! The falls themselves had little water, it being in the fall, but the height and the erosion were impressive. I'm sure it's more impressive in the spring and summer, but we got the leftovers of... More

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Windsor, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

when you see this it really makes you think of what happened here so many eons ago! Also you get a spectacular view of the city.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The history of the Devil’s Punchbowl dates back to over 450 million years ago. It was formed throughout the years by many glacial waters; it withholds different layers of colorful stratified rock segments. The falls drops about 108.25 feet. Another monument that is considered part of the Devil’s Punchbowl is the ten-meter high cross that overlooks the Stoney Creek community... More

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