Minnehaha Falls on Skeleton
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

   Thanks to Steve Jones for this picture!  

   About this Waterfall
Rating: 2/5  Size: Small Access: Challenging Type: Cascade

Waterfall Region: Cottage    County: Muskoka    Near: Ullswater

Watercourse: Skeleton River   Latitude, Longitude: 45.221, -79.5217

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This is a nice surprise! A pedestrian walking along Highway 141 couldn't miss the dull roar of the creek, but would have a hard time seeing it from the road during any season but winter. The forested slopes that you have to descend are quite steep, and I found the soils to be loose and soft, so be careful! This is a two-part steep cascade, with rapids located downstream. I estimate that each of the two sections of the falls are about 2m high, for a total of about 3.5 to 4m. In mid-May, the discharge was quite good. The sight is quite clean, probably owing to it's seclusion. I imagine that the bugs are pretty intense here in summer. If you are descending the hill from Ullswater, pull off to the side of the road, where there is a small clearing on the outside of the curve.  (updated June 20, 2014).

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