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Need a place to stop on the way to Owen Sound? Check out these waterfalls: Hoggs Falls

Nothings says “country” like driving off the main road, on to a gravel road and into a small, gravel parking lot surrounded by trees…not to mention, barely any mobile phone service (I never heard of “extended coverage” before).  You could say that Hoggs Falls is a hidden gem on the Bruce Trail in Flesherton.  Off the beaten path, the parking lot isn’t the easiest to find but given you’ll be driving on a gravel road, you won’t be going fast enough to drive by it. 

The trail to get to the falls is fairly easy to walk and it follows the river downstream to the falls area.  The trail is mostly flat, but there are sections where there are a few short but steep sections to climb.  Getting to the falls was fairly quick as it’s only a 5 minute walk from the parking lot.  The trail leads you by the top of the waterfalls, and there are several openings among the trees to view the falls near the edge of rock wall that overlooks the lower river. 

The rock wall is around 10-15 feet high and at one of the openings, I was surprised to find a rope cable secured to one of the trees, which extends down to lower river area where you can view the falls from the bottom.  The rock wall also has foot-holds carved into it, which makes the climb down to the bottom easier.  The climb is still challenging since not only is it a vertical climb up and down, the foot-holds are spaced far enough that you need the rope cable to help pull you back up to the top.

Boyne River upstream from Hoggs Falls (1/25 sec, f/11, 125 ISO, 24mm)

Boyne River upstream from Hoggs Falls (1/25 sec, f/11, 125 ISO, 24mm)

Overlooking Hoggs Falls (1/6 sec, f/11, 100 ISO, 35mm)

Overlooking Hoggs Falls (1/6 sec, f/11, 100 ISO, 35mm)

Hoggs Falls (1/6 sec, f/11, 100 ISO, 24mm)

Hoggs Falls (1/6 sec, f/11, 100 ISO, 24mm)