The sun is shining, the skies are blue, and we finally have a few months of warmth before the snow returns. Make the most out of this gorgeous season by spending it outdoors exploring the province's 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.

Don't let summer pass you by without adventuring to these spectacular cascades as well.

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

Smokey Hollow Falls Loop

Price: Free

Address: 80 Mill St. S., Jerseyville, 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 Rd., Flesherton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take the Hoggs Falls Loop for a spectacular journey to this seven-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. 


Weaver's Creek Falls

Price: Free

Address: Weaver's 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.


Ausable River & Mystery Falls Trail Loop

Price: Free

Address: 101 Elm Tree Dr., Parkhill, ON

Why You Need To Go: Along the Ausable River Valley Trail, you'll find Mystery Falls. This cascade lives up to its name, as it was often hard to find before the trail was created. The waterfall disappears for much of the year, so it's best to visit in the spring to see it at its finest.


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: 461 Wilsons Falls Rd., Bracebridge, ON 

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


Belfountain Conservation Area

Price: $5.75

Address: 10 Credit St., Belfountain, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a trek to this hidden suspension bridge that leads over the top of a charming waterfall near Toronto.



We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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