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Hog's Back Falls

Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Gorgeous Fall, lovely park. It isn't that easy to get to without a car but if are visiting with a car, it is only a short distance from downtown and well worth it. You can bring a picnic lunch and there is a canteen in...More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This waterfall is easy to get to and there is ample parking in May when the water levels are generally high. This year there was more water than usual because of the high rainfall. Good pathways on both sides of the falls.

1  Thank dennisdG9711EH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in May during a period of high flow for the maximum effects. Winter is also great and impressive for the ice built-up

Thank Motocycling
Reviewed 1 week ago

We accidentally tripped upon it yesterday. Free parking, short walk to the falls, well-kept grounds, informative boards explained its great history and just to be beside the powerful rush of the falls was just such a delightful surprise for all of us.

Thank mtlebay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to visit Hog's Back Falls this past Sunday morning. The temperature was cold & rainy but nothing could stop be from exploring while on vacation! The Falls were beautiful and extremely aggressive due to the excessive amount of rain Ottawa got this past...More

Thank sampereiraa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area! The falls are beautiful, especially in the spring! You can walk on the rocks or paths on each side below the falls or walk along the bridge above the falls. Great place for photos and if you walk down some of the paths...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best time of year to Visit the Hog's Back Falls as the spring run off is fantastic to take pictures ... but do not ignore the safety signs and this kind of water can be dangerous if you get too close.

Thank Dee B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great lunch spot for a respite especially in spring, summer, fall. The adjoining park needs more picnic benches for sure, but the squirrels don't mind you snacking while on a stroll ;-}

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We love picnicking near this falls. The bike path through here along the river is easy and fun. Also beautiful in winter.

Thank Rongela
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It was cold winter day, and we were the only two there. The waterfall was just right by the highway and you cannot miss it. It's pretty small and we spent 1 hour just walking around and taking pictures. The view was indeed spectacular! One...More

1  Thank Lena L
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6 July 2015|
Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
No this is a free park. It is mainly used for playing with kids or your dog. There are public washrooms and usually food vendors. At certain days of the week you will find a fitness group called "Warriors of fitness" doing... More