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6 Waterfall Hikes In Ontario That Only Locals Know About

Take a trip to these secret spots!
Ontario Associate Editor
Ontario's Secret Waterfall Hikes Will Make Your Summer Even More Stunning

Are you up for a little adventure? Make the most out of all this province has to offer by exploring its beautiful wilderness. You can find some spectacular hidden waterfalls on these lesser-known trails. Soak up the views on Ontario's secret waterfall hikes this summer.

If you think you've chased every waterfall in the province, you might want to check some of these lesser-known places out.

These quiet trails lead to hidden cascades that you'll want to relax by all day long.

From gorgeous woodland falls to rushing ravine rivers, these hikes come with the ultimate rewards.

Pukaskwa National Park has a stretching suspension bridge that leads over top of a powerful waterfall.

You can wander 23 metres over the flowing ravine and explore endless boardwalk trails at this wilderness spot.

Set along the famous Bruce Trail, Smokey Hollow Falls is just as majestic as its name.

You can enjoy the cascades from the viewing platform and snap some pictures of this enchanting woodland gem.

With so many magical places to explore, your year is going to be busy in the best way possible.

Smokey Hollow Falls Loop

Price: Free

Address: 80 Mill St. S., Waterdown, ON.

Why You Need To Go: Hike the Great Falls Loop near this hidden waterfall for some gorgeous escarpment views.

Hoggs Falls Loop

Price: Free

Address: Lower Valley Road, Flesherton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take the Hoggs Falls Loop for a spectacular journey to this 7-metre woodland waterfall.

Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area

Price: Free, donation box available

Address: Highway 630, Calvin, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area, you can get beautiful waterfall views from the lookout point along the gorge.

Weavers Creek Falls

Price: Free

Address: Weavers Creek Falls, Owen Sound, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a dreamy boardwalk trail through the woods to a hidden waterfall oasis. The waterfall, which has the effect of two falls in one, is on private property, so visitors are asked to stay on the boardwalk.

Pukaskwa National Park

Price: $2.90+ per adult

Address: Heron Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander across a hanging suspension bridge that towers over the powerful Chigamiwinigum Falls for the ultimate hiking experience.

Wilson's Falls Trail

Price: Free

Address: 500 Wilsons Falls Rd., Bracebridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: Adventure along this rugged 3.6-kilometre trail to this secluded waterfall.

Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

    Madeline Forsyth
    Ontario Associate Editor
    Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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