I guess I was a little bit disappointed by Rock Glen Falls. It was the last stop on our journey of waterfalls in southwestern Ontario. It wasn’t really the waterfall by itself that disappointed as much as the overall expectations of the Rock Glen Conservation Area.
To enter Rock Glen, you’ve got to pay the $3.52 per person entry fee, which isn’t necessarily bad, but may be the most random fee I’ve seen in a while. The area was nicely kept up, and there were many nice stairs leading to and around the falls. I have to admit the agricultural smell was very strong around the falls, which may have been one small piece of the weird experience. The falls themselves are easy to get to, and they might be more exciting when there is higher flow in spring. They also advertise that there are fossils around the glen, but I couldn’t see any of them…Oh well, there was the interesting walk down the creek, which was not hard, but I’m not sure I would ever do it again.
- The road leading to the falls can be accessed from ON-402, though I’m not sure what exit would lead you to the road of interest.
- You want to get to Lambton Co. Rd. 79, which heads north/south. If you’re coming from 402, you’ll want to head north on 79. 79 is also known as Arkona Rd.
- You’ll pass the intersection of 79 and 12. Keep heading north on 79 for a short distance until you get to Rock Glen Rd.
- Turn right on Rock Glen Rd. and follow the signs to the entrance to the conservation area.
Accessibility: 10/10 (easy, numerous stairs)
Hike: 0.1 miles round-trip
Where in the World is Rock Glen Falls?