Ragged Falls is a popular hiking destination in the “warm months” but is definitely worth visiting in the winter. The 30 metre cataract creates spectacular ice formations and photo opportunities abound. We’ll trek up to the falls on an easy trail, then hike up the river and head into the woods for a more adventurous return trip. No snowshoeing experience required but a healthy sense of adventure is highly recommended. The hike will take about 2.5 hours, but timing could be affected by snow conditions. Snowshoe rentals are available at nearby Algonquin Outfitters in Oxtongue Lake. Meet inside the Algonquin Outfitters store at 9:30 am. Car pooling required as parking is limited at the falls access. Suitable for adults, teens, and children 10+. No dogs please
DATE: Sunday, February 9
START TIME: 9:30 am
DURATION: 3 hours, 2 km
LOCATION: Ragged Falls Provincial Park, Hwy 60, Oxtongue Lake, ON.
MAXIMUM #: 15
AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms
LEADER: Gord Baker
LEADER BIO: Gord is a senior manager at Algonquin Outfitters and has been helping visitors plan their canoe trips for over 20 years. He is an avid hiker, mountain biker, skier, paddler and snowshoer.
DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton area: drive north on Hwy 35 to Hwy 60. Turn right on Hwy 60 (east). Drive approx. 10 km to the community of Oxtongue Lake. Turn left on Algonquin Outfitters Road, drive 100 m to meeting place at Algonquin Outfitters. GPS coordinates: N45.37999, W78.92536
- Ragged Falls Snowshoe Adventure
Sunday, February 9, 2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm