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This is a natural falls associated with the Minden Whitewater Preserve. This well-known run of the river is used for whitewater paddling. It includes some dams, boulder piles and constructed walls all for the purpose of channeling the river for kayaking.

Mid-way down the run, however, is this natural waterfall. It is perhaps 3-4 m high and makes for a great photo. You could shoot from the shore, or, hike downstream along the trail to get a nice shot from the distance. Even though the falls isn't too big, access to the top of the falls is very difficult due to heavy brush, lots of uneven ground, and the shape of the land.

Visitors can park at Harrington Park, in the gravel lot right along the side of the road. An interpretive sign gives an idea of what can be seen. The falls is just a short hike into the woods to the right, not more than a few minutes. A trail along the shore leads past the falls to an elevated vantage point down-stream.

Some Key Facts
Region Cottage
County Haliburton
Near Minden
Watercourse Gull River
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 21%
Ownership Minden Whitewater Preserve
Landscape Cottage Country
Size Small
Type Cascade
Modification Natural, dam upstream
Access Easy
Top / Bottom Difficult / Easy
Trail conditions Uneven bedrock
Hiking Time 3 min
Coordinates 44.9659,-78.6851
Site ID WOO.HAL.034
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