Minnehaha Falls on Skeleton
Photo courtesy Steve Jones

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About this Waterfall

This is a nice surprise! A pedestrian walking along Highway 141 couldn't miss the dull roar of the creek, but would have a hard time seeing it from the road during any season but winter. The forested slopes that you have to descend are quite steep, and I found the soils to be loose and soft, so be careful! This is a two-part steep cascade, with rapids located downstream. I estimate that each of the two sections of the falls are about 2m high, for a total of about 3.5 to 4m. In mid-May, the discharge was quite good. The sight is quite clean, probably owing to it's seclusion. I imagine that the bugs are pretty intense here in summer.

One used to be able to park in a small clearing on the highway on the ousdie of curve on the side of the hill out of Ullswater. However, I have been notified that this is no longer avilable, and that people have been ticketed trying to do this. So the best option may be park some distance away, possibly riding a bike down the hill? Can you update me?

Some Quick Facts

Region: Cottage
County: Muskoka
Near: Ullswater
River: Skeleton River
Size: Small
Type: Cascade
Access: Challenging
Coordinates: 45.221, -79.5217
Parking: No parking map yet

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