High Falls on Muskoka
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

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   About this Waterfall
Rating: 5/5  Size: Very Large Access: Easy Type: Cascade under Bridge

Waterfall Region: Cottage    County: Muskoka    Near: Bracebridge

Watercourse: Muskoka River (North Branch)   Latitude, Longitude: 45.088, -79.302

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This is a big waterfall, and probably the most spectacular waterfall in Muskoka! It has been called the "Niagara of the North" by some, although I think that this is pushing it a little... The falls is formed where the north branch of the Muskoka River falls over a significant ridge of gneiss. The Muskoka River continues south and falls again at Wilsons Falls and then the two Bracebridge Falls. A footbridge across the crest of the falls does spoil the picture a bit, but the consolation is that you can explore the far side of the falls, where a smaller separate falls is hidden from the typical viewpoints. The site has been developed to include a sizeable parking lot, washrooms, BBQ pits and benches. With two other small falls on-site, you could easily spend several hours here. Exit Hwy 11 at Muskoka Rd 117... not at High Falls Rd!  (updated June 20, 2014).

Warning! Unfortunately, someone died at this waterfall in August 2015. Please, please be safe.
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