Journeys in ancient and old growth forests
Decew Falls and Gorge 
At times the gorge walls are over 40 metres in depth. The slopes are heavily forested with Hemlock, Maple, and Oak. Access is very limited
 
Location:
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Size: 0 ha
Age of oldest known trees: 260 years
Forest Type: Mixed Hardwood and Hemlock 
Conservation Status: Unprotected 
Land Use Designation: Crown Land 
Will be incorporated into Short Hills Provincial Park. 
Decew Falls and Gorge "includes one kilometre of spectacular gorge that cuts north through the escarpment. At times the gorge walls are over 40 metres in depth. To the south, above the 20 metre waterfall, are the Fonthill Kame uplands and valleys. The slopes are heavily forested with Hemlock, Maple, and Oak." Cheskey 2003. Bruce Kershner found a variety of trees reaching 260 years old, or more, in the gorge.
Access:
Latitude: 43.10900           Longitude: -79.26400

Google Map Link: www.google.com/maps/place/43.10900,-79.26400

Other Maps:   https://www.torontohiking.com/tohi/images/pdf/FALLS/decew_falls.jpg

Directions: There is no safe or easy access into the gorge from the trail or anywhere else except by heading downstream past where it ends, walking down to stream level, and walking upstream into the gorge. A difficult trail leads down to the creek closer to the falls, but it should not be attempted. A rough informal side trail leads back up the gorge from the Bruce Trail (description here)