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Most waterfallers that make the trek to Birch Creek Falls are unaware that there is another smaller cascade found upstream. The road to Birch Creek Falls continues another 500 m and ends at a small dam that holds up the water level in Birch Creek.

A decent view of the falls can be had from beside the dam. From here, the river runs down a long rocky path before bending off into the woods.

This waterfall is coded yellow due to the questionable condition of the road as well as the steep terrain and thick brush. While the view from the dam is reasonable, it would be more difficult to view the creek from water level.

A hike through the woods to creek level would be possible and only about 50-60 m in length. There is currently no path, however, and the vegetation around the creek is thick, leading to limited visiting and photographic options.

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Sudbury
Near Birch Lake
Watercourse Birch Creek
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 21%
Ownership Crown Land
Landscape Wilderness, forested
Size Small
Type Cascade with Dam
Modification Natural
Access Moderate
Top / Bottom Easy to view, reachable / Difficult
Trail conditions No path, uneven rock
Hiking Time 1 min
Coordinates 46.2861,-81.92911
Site ID WOO.SUD.005
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