About this waterfall.

About Pautois Falls

Waterfalls of Ontario is a book!
Waterfalls of Ontario is also a book! 280 pages, full colour, $29.95. Available online and in stores. Learn more...
Our Responsibility
Waterfalls get closed when people are injured or ruin lands.

Please don't trespass, don't litter, and stay on the trail.
Warning: Waterfalls are dangerous - You aren't permitted to use this site unless you read, understand and accept the Website Disclaimer

This is a small fan-shaped cascade found about 100 m upstream from the side road. It is visible from the road, at least when the leaves are off the trees. Of course, a better view is had by getting closer. I was able to reach the falls by following a narrow dirt (and mud!) trail along the west side of the river. The trailhead is very close to the river.

The trail follows the river and stays in close proximity the entire time. It eventually reaches a rock platform on the left, maybe 10 m downstream from the falls. This takes just 3 minutes.

While there are homes on either side of the valley, the Crown Land Atlas shows that the area along the river valley is on crown land. All the same, visitors should stay close to the river at all times and avoid hiking up to the private properties.

There is gravel 'parking lot' on the far side of the road. It isn't clear to me whether this was constructed by the township for visitors to the river, or whether it is someone's private lot. There were no signs. If you can't park here, you would have to park along the road.

Facebook group member J. Briell wrote that their mother-in-law grew up in the area. In the 1940s, she would go down to the creek to wash laundry. If you find any vintage clothes hidden in the rocks, let me know!

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Nipissing
Near Eau Claire
Watercourse Pautois Creek
Watershed / % Lakes 2 / 14%
Ownership River right-of-way
Landscape Rural, forested
Size Small
Type Fan-shaped Cascade
Modification Natural
Access Easy
Top / Bottom Difficult / Moderate
Trail conditions Dirt and mud, flat
Hiking Time 3 min
Coordinates 46.2593,-78.8477
Site ID WOO.NIP.055
About Image

Finding Pautois Falls


You could be injured, lost, or die visiting waterfalls. You are responsible for your safety. Learn your Risks and Responsibilities.

You don't have permission to use this website unless you click and agree with the Full Disclaimer
About Image

Visiting Pautois Falls

User Reported Conditions

Visit Date

Waterfalls of Ontario Project

This project has been online since 1999, in print since 2003, and on social since 2011. (See archives: 2003, 2012, 2018). It was the first to inventory and map Ontario's waterfalls for recreational purposes. With your continued help, it grows. Learn more...
Waterfalls of Ontario is a book!
The book
Waterfalls of Ontario is a book!
Join the Facebook Group
Follow on instagram
Wall Maps
Join our Facebook Community!
Search this web site:
About Image

Important Stuff

This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.