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About Black River Slide

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This small falls is formed where a narrow ridge of rock stretches across the Black River. The top of the falls has been rounded by millenia of erosion, creating a smooth, slide-like shape. Immediately below, the river drops in a small pool that is shaded by trees. What a nice spot!

A much smaller rapid is just upstream, situated under a small footbridge, which is part of an ATV trail. The river is part of the Haliburton Highlands River Trail.

If you choose to visit this falls, you will also visit Heart of an Angel Falls as it is along the route. Paddlers have put their boats in at the Wren Lake Access Pt parking area, just to the north of the Hwy 35 bridge. The driving directions will take you to this location, for convenience.

Visitors would need to paddle to the southwest end of Wren Lake, where the lake drains into the river. This trip is about 2 km. Shortly beyond this point, paddlers encounter Heart of an Angel Falls (see entry). The paddle from the access point is about 2 km to the falls. After a portage around this waterfall, the journey to Black River Slide is an easy 900 m paddle through a wide section of flat water.

Some Key Facts
Region Cottage
County Haliburton
Near Wren Lake
Watercourse Black River
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 20%
Ownership Crown Water
Landscape Cottage Country
Size Small
Type Wide Slide
Modification Footbridge
Access Shorter Water Route
Top / Bottom /
Trail conditions Shorter Water Route
Hiking Time
Coordinates 45.1796,-78.881
Site ID WOO.HAL.002
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.