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This is admittedly more of a rapids than a waterfall. But it's a very picturesque spot at the end of a flat rail trail. In spring, the Vermilion river can bring a lot of power, and give the size of the river's watershed (686 sq km), it continues flowing even during a dry summer.

The rapids are found at the end of the Capreol Walking Trail, which follows an old railway bed south from the town's sewage lagoons. I have not visited yet, but Julien tells me that it takes about 15-20 mins to hike.

The trail ends at the ruins of an abandoned bridge that once crossed right over the top of the rapids. This area gives a good view of the rapids. The river narrows upstream of the bridge and then continues past the bridge through a long, narrow rapids/chute for another 75 m.

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Region Northeast
County Sudbury
Near Capreol
Watercourse Vermillion River
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 3%
Ownership Rail Trail
Landscape Rural
Size Small
Type Rock Rapids
Modification Bridge ruins, concrete
Access Moderate
Top / Bottom Easy to view / Moderate
Trail conditions Gravel, flat
Hiking Time 20 mins
Coordinates 46.6917,-80.9224
Site ID WOO.SUD.032
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