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“Really a class 5 rapid (even in May)”

Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park
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Algonquin Provincial Park Day Tour from Toronto
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Dwight
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

A short, sweet hike in (even if the gate's closed). It's a picturesque class 4-5 rapid, but the park authority has not troubled to make it readily accessible or viewed from a lookout. A best view would be by canoe from downstream - put in from a crossing at hwy 60 or at Oxtongue lake.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Gary K
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

It's a great short and fairly easy hike to the falls and surrounding area - definitely worth checking out.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BasVan
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Was still raging even in -30C temperature, some nice ice features had formed. Car park was not cleared of snow so had to park on side of road, but trail had been walked so was fairly compacted to walk on.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank David M
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Bucket List: Visit every Provincial Park in Ontario. This one was a blast from the past. We spent a few years living up in this area running a resort. Whenever we had time off and means of transportation we would come to Ragged Falls. It looks pretty much the way we remembered it but a bit busier and some fencing up for safety (late 80's early 90's didn't worry about that yet...). It was beautiful!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank kah9607
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Waterfallsofontario.com rates Ragged Falls 4/5, "large waterfall" with moderate access. All true!

You can get a 2 hour pass which is cheap but don't... spend more time! If you get a day pass you can use it at the other provincial parks too (and vice versa... so if you're in Algonquin it's just a short drive from the West gate).

At the top of the falls you can gain close access and tremendous views from a multitude of levels and angles. It is beautiful to see, lovely to listen to and the vibes here are really sweet. This is one of the nice places =)

It can get busy but there are quiet times. The trail continues along the river from the top of the falls although most visitors don't explore very far. Watch your footing... the entire time: It can be wet which makes the rocks and roots slippery, be careful! If you have kids then explain the dangers and watch them closely. Be sensitive to the health of the trail as well, unfortunately the heavy traffic through high season means this little piece of paradise get trampled. It's really cool to take clean up garbage and leave a place nicer than when you came, be a trail hero =)

The parking lot is great except when it's busy when it's over capacity! Don't ruin the vibes of this spot in the lot =)

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank HitchinwitMyles
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