Long Slide
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

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   About this Waterfall
Rating: 3/5  Size: Small Access: Moderate Type: Slide

Waterfall Region: Cottage    County: Haliburton    Near: Dorset

Watercourse: Hollow River   Latitude, Longitude: 45.257, -78.859

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This is an interesting site to visit, though it's hard to get a good picture of the falls without wading into the river. The waterfall itself is far from spectacular, consisting of several little cascades and a nice slide-class waterfall at the bottom. The slide is over a 30 degree mass of sloping, smooth bedrock. At low flow, the river passes over the slide as a thin sheet of water no more than a few centimetres in depth. From the road, much of the waterfall (already hidden by the forest) is further hidden behind a high bedrock ridge, which slopes gently up to the river, and then drops at a 90 degree angle to the river below. The ridge is probably 10 m high, and parallels the river for 100-150 m upstream from the falls. An interesting hike, but stay back form the edge! Watch for a short driveway on the left side of the highway, leading to a few big boulders (ie. this driveway is not to a house).  (updated June 20, 2014).

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