Cataract Falls
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

   Thanks to John Stager for this picture!  

   About this Waterfall
Rating: 4/5  Size: Medium Access: Moderate Type: Plunge

Waterfall Region: Greater Toronto    County: Peel    Near: Cataract

Watercourse: Credit River   Latitude, Longitude: 43.8213, -80.0224

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Also referred to as Cataract Falls or just the Cataract. The Credit River has eroded quite a deep and broad gorge here (use Google Earth for an oblique view of the landscape). The waterfall is a nice example of the plunge class, with a resistant caprock projecting well over top of the weaker shale below. Unfortunately, a large concrete retaining wall above the falls ruins what otherwise would be a very pretty waterfall.Drive to the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, which is found off McLaren Rd, about 1.5 km south of Hwy 124. Park in the lot, pay your fee, and follow the 30 min walk to the falls. There is much shorter access to the falls by following the footbridge from Cataract Rd in the village of Cataract. But there is NO PLACE to park in the village.   (updated June 20, 2014).

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