Police said the woman was approached by four males and two females - aged between 11 and 20 - who abused her using sexualised language and assaulted her at around 6:45pm on Wednesday, August 12. Two of the youths were on black and white bikes.
Police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
A police spokesperson said: "This incident was extremely traumatic for the victim and police are keen to identify those responsible."
Anyone with information should contact police on 101quoting PS-20200817-1717.
A marvel of engineering, The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in central Scotland which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.
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