Hog's Back Falls

Hog's Back Falls, Ottawa: Address, Hog's Back Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Hog's Back Falls
4.5
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Beautiful 60-foot waterfall where the Rideau River and Rideau Canal part.
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Marika
4 contributions
Very difficult to rate
Apr. 2021
We found nothing that we liked about this place. People seemed to enjoy just hanging out here. We find it difficult to rate. But still, only 1.
Written 28 April 2021
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Pat T
2 contributions
My Favorite Park in Ottawa
Nov. 2020
Love to stroll around here, watch the water gushing from Mooneys Bay, You can bring your dog on a leash too.
Written 18 March 2021
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13playaazul
Winnipeg, Canada46 contributions
Beautiful but icy in March
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful to see the falls in the winter. Very icy due to the spring melt but worth the walk. Very little parking in the winter months.
Written 16 March 2021
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TroisChatsLies
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo3,952 contributions
Must see
Jun. 2020 • Family
Beautiful path to wall along, then sit at the falls to enjoy the view. Very peaceful, we'll definitely be back. Something nice to enjoy when so many other tourist attractions are closed due to covid-19. It looked like there was a parking lot closer by, but we parked at Mooney's Bay and walked over.
Written 26 June 2020
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elmelArizona
arizona53 contributions
Favorite alone time
May 2019
While living in Canada for a year this was my favorite place to go. Although there are other folks around you can look at the waterfalls and feel peace from the city.
Written 15 December 2019
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Stephen G
Orleans, Canada116 contributions
Hogs Back Park and Falls
Jul. 2019
We moved to Ottawa early in 2019 and wanted to see all the sights. We ventured to Hogs Back falls in the summer, it was a really nice area with some nice walks along the canal and through the park. I would recommend if you are in Ottawa to stop by for a walk
Written 1 December 2019
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James W
Somers, NY1,161 contributions
Nice Falls + free geology lesson!
Oct. 2019
While walking along the east side of the Rideau River, I strolled through this park just after mid-October, while foliage was still pretty nice. The water volume was not super-high at this time of year, but the falls were still very nice, with fall colors for a backdrop. It's worth visiting if you're in the Ottawa area: parking is free, although you can probably expect limited availability in peak season. There are some non-paved trails which you can explore if you're more adventurous. Be sure to view the falls from both sides of the river, and along the pedestrian bridge at the south end of the park. You'll also find plaques with some information on the geology of the Ottawa Valley in general, and Hogsback Falls in particular.
Written 22 October 2019
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laura p
Petawawa, Canada29 contributions
Loved this spot!
Jul. 2019
So nice and relaxing here. We spent a while walking around and checking everything out. A great spot for pictures
Written 6 October 2019
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Ashoui
Montreal, Canada3 contributions
Beautiful
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Wonderful clean park with abundant free parking. Loved the small falls! Romantic place for couples, quiet place for reflection, etc.
Written 4 October 2019
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Geri
Ottawa, Canada15 contributions
Lovely and refreshing views within a nation's Capital city.
Jun. 2019
It was a lovely sunny afternoon in June when I decided to visit Hog's Back Falls for the first time. I booked my ride with Para Transpo and feel fortunate that I didn't have to rely on OC buses or a private vehicle. Parking is a rare commodity in the City-owned paid parking lot adjacent to the falls and I didn't see any OC Transpo bus stops in the vicinity. Once arrived, I delighted in the spray from the falls, the somewhat rough terrain was a fun challenge to walk up and down, there are picnic tables and a few seating areas along the falls along with public washrooms and a snack area near the parking lot. I was fascinated with the number of bike locks affixed to the safety fence along one side of the falls--and heard from another visitor that's a romantic gesture given by lovers or couples. Apparently in Paris, the symbolic love offering is so embraced that safety fences and even fence foundations have to be buttressed. There are little paths off of the main walkway that lead down to the river's edge...take care if you explore them and wear proper shoes at all times as the terrain can be rocky and steep in spots.
Written 30 September 2019
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