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Beautiful 60-foot waterfall where the Rideau River and Rideau Canal part.
Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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All reviews mooney's bay rideau river spring run off public restrooms walking trails lovely park beautiful place to visit natural beauty carleton university nice walk both sides beautiful scenery summer or winter bike path the heart of the city walk around take pictures
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely site of nature’s wonders.. Close parking. Short walk to the falls. One of my highlites of my trip to Ottawa.

Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem that is not far from Downtown. We did not know there was a restaurant on site as we stopped to pick up food on our way there to have a picnic. A nice trail with some good views of the...More

Thank leaffan1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a few minutes drive from the city centre are these quite impressive falls. Apart from the man made dam to control the river flow the rest is natural where the rocks have buckled, risen up and cracked over millions of years to form the...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relax at a park with a view, picnic tables, water fun, trees with shade, walk around or dip in for a swim with family or friends. All fun.

Thank hubsaum
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice park with restaurant and seating area. Interesting water falls , easy walking around area,, nice place for pictures .. right in city, good parking

Thank Lynda R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This may not be a destination in its own right, but as part of a bike trip along the canal, the waterfall and rocks are a lovely break and quite scenic. Would definitely recommend!

Thank carpe_itineris
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went for picnic at the adjacent Vincent Massey Park and walked by the Hog's Back Falls. Spectacular view, including wildlife and waterfowls, and nice walking and cycling trails.

Thank 2WaheedKhan
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We recently went for a walk along the Hog’s Back Falls trails on a hot sunny Sunday afternoon. There were lots of cars in the parking lot and lots of people on the trails (families congregating), but it didn’t feel crowded. The falls are beautiful...More

Thank Golferboy18
Reviewed 18 August 2018

A very nice stop we had on our bike tour. We were here during August and the refreshment stand was open. Plus there are restrooms located here as well. The view of the falls is very impressive.

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We finished our day by driving down to this park and found it lightly populated with other people looking to get photos. We had a fund time walking up and down the paths, taking photos, and talking with other folks. There is a small pavilion...More

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15 July 2018|
Response from Amber S |
There are"no swimming" signs posted all over.