Trumps been impeached Toronto almost had a proper spring day! I felt that five degree weather rolling in and I knew it was time to follow my own advice (because no one else will). I found some good pals and we headed off to Hamilton to chase those falls! After scouring Google for an easy to non-existent hike (i’m recovering from knee surgery so I’m allowed to be lazy) we landed on Tiffany Falls, located in the — get this — Tiffany Falls Conservation Area. Driving from Toronto, it took a little over an hour to get there, but it was easy to find.
The falls were almost completely frozen as they clearly didn’t get the memo spring was upon us, but they were still beautiful nonetheless. From the parking lot (free parking, hell ya) to the falls, it was roughly a five minute walk with a slight incline. At the end of the path there is an observation deck with some information on the origin of the name and information on local nature. Since fashion always comes first, I was wearing booties with a small heal, a peacoat jacket and high-wasted skinny jeans. If I was able to get to this thing, then you can too.
There is an upper falls as well, but it’s quite challenging to get too with a very steep hill. According to Toronto Hiking, the lower falls are nicer than the upper, so why unnecessarily challenge yourself when you don’t have to. I’m going to pull the knee surgery card once again, but I wasn’t about put my new tendon at risk by scaling a hill to see an uglier waterfall.
Considering it was a warm Saturday, the trail wasn’t too busy. It may have had to do with the fact that it was St. Patricks day, so everyone was blacking out in the streets of Hamilton rather than exploring all the city had to offer (not judging, just jealous). For a quick day trip with friends, I’d recommend this trail. Just don’t do anything stupid that will ruin the fun and get everyone banned from these falls like we are from Albion Falls.