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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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Beautiful 60-foot waterfall where the Rideau River and Rideau Canal part.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“mooney's bay” (31 reviews)
“rideau river” (24 reviews)
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Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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"mooney's bay"
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"rideau river"
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"spring run off"
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"nice place to walk"
in 7 reviews
"lovely park"
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"walking trails"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful place to visit"
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"prince of wales"
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"carleton university"
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"both sides"
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"beautiful scenery"
in 5 reviews
"bike path"
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"walk around"
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"take pictures"
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"hogs"
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"picnic"
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"nature"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The falls are accessible from the bicycle path or from the road and it is a lovely spot to explore in Ottawa. It is close to Park Vincent Massey and a popular area.

Thank DidiD26
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to enjoy nature, go for a walk, look at the falls, etc. You can bike here from downtown all along the canal.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The falls are great and there is a very pleasant walking area. Take a picnic and enjoy the big open field where kids can run...and feed squirrels. Lots of parking. DO IT!

Thank jqmilo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot for little ones, lots of creatures, nice to walk and hang around. We enjoy our family visits.

Thank ALP_0013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love watching the roaring stream of water where people can kayak in spring! It is easy to get to with a lot of parking places.

Thank Thomas N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome natural feature in the middle of our nation’s capital. Rode there from Escape Bike Rentals downtown. Took the bike path that runs beside the canal there and back. Fast water, watch the little ones. Clean washrooms and nice gardens.

Thank Born2Rebel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend an Hour or a Day. Nice paved walking trails, cute pic nic areas and lovely falls. Plenty of off street parking.

Thank mahalia1980
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I live near Hog's Back and go there all the time. It is a lovely place to enjoy nature. Besides the falls there is lots of grass and trees.You can feed chipmunks and squirrels and the birds will fly right into your hands to pick...More

Thank Brigitte D
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

It is a nice area to relax, feel warm and hear the roar of the waters. The only downside to this on my trip there in October 2017 was human poop on one of the rocks. Darn.

Thank josephmathewantony
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Such a shame that people who visit the falls and river don't respect the environment enough not to litter, it could be lovely without the beer bottles, diapers and plastic bags.

Thank JeannineBC
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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
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