Eels Creek To High Falls is a 5.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Kawartha, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
107 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

This hike along the southernmost section of the canadian shield has some great views that can normally only be found further north. The trail starts out easily but becomes marshy around 300m in which is followed by a creek crossing. There are a few logs across the creek to aid in crossing but it's still a little tricky. The trail then climbs onto open rocky sections of the canadian shield as it follows the river upstream towards the falls. This area is home to Ontario's only native lizard, the five-lined skink. This hike is on crown land so there are no fees and camping is permitted but be aware that there are no outhouses or other amenities.

hiking
26 days ago

Amazing trail and one my favourite hikes!! Scenic lookouts and fun terrain to climb around the entire route! Takes you to a beautiful waterfall with a lot of view points from above and below.

hiking
1 month ago

In terms of hiking experience, 5 stars. Recommend going in the fall: great colours and temp. Advise making use of this app’s map - trail has a few forks and options which lead in different directions. Crossing, I mean balancing over the stream, with a small dog and camera in hand, will be personally memorable. Enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

pretty nice hike ! the trail is not really marked but easy to find. the view at the end is so beautiful.
moderate hike that can be done in 2-2h30 !

hiking
2 months ago

I would rate this trail more as moderate than easy, but it was still enjoyable. There are lots of great views along the trail. Make sure to wear proper footwear as the rocks are slippery and there are several muddy spots along the way. The creek crossing was challenging, look for the crossing slightly off the path, it's much easier.

2 months ago

Great hike through cedar and oak forest. Falls are a cool spot. Only drawback is the amount of litter and garbage. What is wrong with people? Next time I will bring a garbage bag.

3 months ago

Nice hike,beautiful place. Parking lot is small and the road to get in is terrible.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, I’ve done it three times and it’s always a good time. It’s a moderate difficulty with the exception of crossing the river which is difficult with small children or more senior hikers. The waterfall is definitely a highlight and swimming is possible at the fall. The only downside are potential campers that can be noisy and litter.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a fun and fairly easy hike. The only challenging part is the river crossing. There are some great views and swimming opportunities and the waterfall at the end is pretty cool. It's a great place to bring your dog on a hike or do some free camping.

28 days ago