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About Kapkigiwan Cascade

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Earlier versions of the website didn't list this falls because it is much smaller than the high falls at Kapkigiwan. But is a separate waterfall, separated from the main one by a slower section of the river. Anywhere else this would get a mention, so I decided to include it.

Visitors looking for the high falls will see this smaller one along the way; the path runs right beside it. It is only several minutes' walk from the parking lot. If you arrive before the season opens, you would have to walk in from the gate; the walk that is normally 5 mins just becomes 15.

This waterfall is situated just upstream of a sharp bend in the river. The trail rounds the bend and provides a number of different vantage points. The dilapidated bridge shown in my image from 2017 is no more. The main falls is another 3-5 minutes' hike downstream.

Don't forget to walk upstream from the parking area to see Hell's Gate, which is a series of 6 different lower but bonafide waterfalls and cascades. (see entry for)

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Cochrane
Near Englehart
Watercourse Englehart River
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 8%
Ownership Kapkigiwan Provincial Park
Landscape Semi-Wilderness
Size Small
Type Barrier Cascade
Modification Natural
Access Moderate
Top / Bottom Easy / Easy
Trail conditions Gravel, dirt, bare rock
Hiking Time 5 min
Coordinates 47.7963,-79.888
Site ID WOO.COC.015
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.