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This small chute is found in the southern tip of Algonquin Park. It is found about 1 km up stream from Branch Lake, on the York River. To my knowledge, there is no hiking trail to this location. It would only be reachable by paddling, and is not a single day trip. I haven't even seen a photo of this falls. If you can provide any information to update this page, I would be grateful.

The online map at mapsbyjeff.com refers to this as a 'medium waterfall'. My bet is that this would rank as 'small' for the Waterfalls of Ontario project, but is probably a decent obstacle for paddling.

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Nipissing
Watercourse York River
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 14%
Ownership Algonquin Provincial Park
Landscape Wilderness
Size Small
Type Unknown
Modification Natural
Access No Land-based Access
Top / Bottom /
Trail conditions Overnight Water Route
Hiking Time
Coordinates 45.2451,-78.2468
Site ID WOO.NIP.009
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.