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“Short Trail but Nice”

Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Dwight
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

The trails at this park are relatively short, but doable. There are some punchy little hills and a couple of spots where it gets especially steep or rooty so folks with mobility issues may have a problem. A friend could likely help most anyone get around though.

Upon the initial climb, you will hear the falls in the distance. This is not so much a waterfall as it is a chute - see my attached photo.

If you immediately descend the hill, you will not be able to see the falls unless you wade into the water. Don't bother though because as it is a chute, you cannot see much of the rushing water.

Rather than making that descent, continue to follow the trail upwards. You will soon reach the top and be able to step upon large boulders where the creek flows. As it is funneled into the chute, it gains speed and ferocity as it tumbles over the rocks.

Here if you venture onto the boulders, you can look down and see the water rush on. Again, folks with mobility issues will have difficulty with some large steps up or down.

Up river of the falls, the path continues along the creek and goes on quite a ways. Here you can wade in the water to cool off. Beware though that the water is fairly calm, but a child can easily be swept away and will die if they go down. Control your child!

All in all, the only down side is the parking. You won't need much time to get there and back. If you really take your time, an hour will probably be plenty. Bring exact change. The parking machine does not give you change for any over spending.

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