This lovely weather is worth enjoying to its fullest. And the best way to do it is by heading outdoors and being one with nature through a scenic hike. We’ve compiled a list of a few spring waterfall hikes that are worth the adventure.

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Tiffany Falls Conservation Area

Check out Tiffany Falls, a magical lesser-known gem less than an hour from Toronto.

From its parking lot, you’ll embark on a short trail that takes about 10 minutes to complete — unless you stop for photos of course, which you’ll really want to do!

This forested trail has a series of scenic bridges and gently flowing streams which you can even dip your toes into on a warm day.

Once you’ve meandered to the end of the nature path, you’ll be greeted by the majestic 21-metre cascade of Tiffany Falls.

Where: 900 Wilson Street East, Ancaster
Cost: Parking is $11.00

White River Suspension Bridge Trail

Ontario is home to a few spectacular suspension bridges, but this one is in a league of its own. The White River Suspension Bridge Trail crosses a rushing waterfall!

You need to embark on an 18-kilometre trek and eventually cross the White River Suspension Bridge.

This swaying bridge soars 23 metres above the powerful Chigamiwinigum Falls, providing jaw-dropping views as you cross.

Where: Pukaskwa National Park, Heron Bay, Ontario

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

There are three main trails you can tackle — the Main Loop Trail, Bruce Trail, and the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail.

These trails will take you past ruins and several waterfalls like Canterbury Falls, Sherman Falls, Lower Little Falls, and Tiffany Falls.

Where: 650 Governors Road, Dundas
Cost: $11 to park

Belfountain Conservation Area

There are several trails at Belfountain Conservation Area, that range from challenging to easy, depending on the activity level that suits you best.

That includes a scenic Riverside Trail with a boardwalk that extends along the river’s edge and lookout points.

However, the main attraction is the charming “belle” fountain, which you can observe up close on the wooden suspension bridge.

As you walk across the bridge, you’ll feel the mist on your face as the waterfall cascades beneath you.

Where: 819 Forks of the Credit Road, Caledon
When: Daily from 8 AM to 9 PM
Cost: $7.75 per adult, $3.50 per youth under 14, $5.56 per car (online) or $11.30 (at gate)

Sherman Falls

This stunner waterfall is a 17-metre-high curtain that you don’t wanna miss. It’s close to two other falls on this list, the Canterbury Falls and Tiffany Falls.

So you can hit all three while you’re in the area! “To walk to the falls from the parking lot, head back down Artaban Road, turn left on Lions Club Road and just before Old Dundas Road, turn right on the Bruce Trail,” shares Tourism Hamilton.

Where: Sherman Falls, Old Dundas Road, Hamilton
Cost: Limited paid parking

Kakabeka Falls

Standing tall at a whopping 40 meters, Kakabeka Falls is the second-highest waterfall in Ontario.

It makes it the second highest after Niagara Falls. To get the best view, hike along the boardwalk that wraps around the top of the falls.

The trail to the falls is wheelchair accessible and begins in the parking lot, according to Destination Ontario.

There are a few other trails you can take that leads you to the falls: The Boardwalk Trail, The Mountain Portage Trail, The Little Falls Trail.

It opens for the season on May 10th, 2024.

Where: Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, Ontario
Cost: $12.25+

Ball’s Falls Conservation Area

According to AllTrails, the waterfall hike at Ball’s Falls is approximately 1.8 kilometres out and back.

The popular trail takes about 29 minutes to complete, on average. It’s open year-round and dogs are welcome on a leash.

Where: 3292 Sixth Avenue, Lincoln, Ontario
Cost: $14.50 per vehicle/driver, $5 per additional passenger (adult)

Enjoy your spring hike!