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About Magpie Falls

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This is a highlight waterfall in the Wawa area. Some consider it to be the top dog, though I think that nearby Silver Falls gives it a run for the money. It is also known as Scenic High Falls, and is easy to access. Visitors can park in a lot right in front of the falls. There is some hiking off to the right, which leads to a high overlook closer to the top of the falls.

The driving directions button directs you to the access road to the falls. When the gate is open, it's an easy 2.5 km drive. When the gates are closed in the off-season, I believe that you are still allowed to hike into the site.

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Some Key Facts
Region Algoma
County Algoma
Near Wawa
Watercourse Magpie River
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 17%
Ownership Town of Wawa
Landscape Semi-wilderness, roadside
Size Large
Type Tall Cascade
Modification Small Water Level Control Dam
Access Easy
Top / Bottom Difficult / Easy to view
Trail conditions Gravel, bare rock
Hiking Time 1 min
Coordinates 47.9597,-84.8286
Site ID WOO.ALG.055
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