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Recollet Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near French River 13, Ontario, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and canoeing and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 190 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Recollet Falls Trail is located in the French River Provincial Park in Alban. The well-worn trail to the falls is very scenic. The historic Recollet Falls is a low, wide cascade that can be over 100 m wide. The French River has eroded a spectacular wide gorge that is easily the highlight of the trip.

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18 days ago

Nice little hike, and a great sampler for the sights in the park.

6 months ago

Easy hike to a nice waterfall. Lots of poison ivy near the end so be aware. check out the great display at the visitor centre.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

My wife and I loved this trail. A little challenging with all the roots and rocks (good hiking shoes or boots are needed for sure), but well worth it. Not too long, nice views of the French River along the way, and a great reward at the end with the falls. Definitely recommended!

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8 months ago

Good exercise with uneven root covered rocks for a lot of the trail. packed a lunch / snack and chilled at the falls for half an hour before the return hike. A fun way to spend a morning.

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9 months ago

Excellent hike. It is quite a work out for your legs due to uneven ground of rocks and roots. The falls at the end was worth it and a great way to rest by enjoying the view.

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rocky
9 months ago

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rocky
9 months ago

amazing fun rocky trail. beautiful scenery and view of the french river

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scramble
9 months ago

A must-do if you're in the area! This was a wonderful trail. Moderate is a good rating - it's not a trail for complainers or people with bad ankles. the trail terrain is split between easy stretches of shield and rambling tree root. It's a good one for most people - a bit of a challenge for newbies, straightforward for more advanced hikers and the end with a stop at the rapids is worth it for all. There was one small scramble area right before you head down to the rapids. One bit of advice: we went on the Saturday of August long weekend. we started the train at 10:30am and didn't see many people on the way in or at the rapids, but did see a lot of people on the way out. Start the trail before 10am if you want the space to yourself!

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10 months ago

Nice trail but very rooty and rocky so I don't think small kids would enjoy it. Nice view of the river (small falls) at the end. You can also view the river along the way if you go off the path at a few spots.

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rocky
10 months ago

great afternoon hike with a beautiful finish. took our dog off leash without issues

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bugs
10 months ago

Beautiful trail, you will come across people but it's worth it. When you get to the falls take a moment to realize how much of Canada's history has taken place there.

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Sat May 04 2019

trail is still a bit wet and muddy....but that's half the fun. great place for picnic at the falls.

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Sun Nov 04 2018

Beautiful trail, there are lots of tree roots and the leaves can make things a little slippery so watch where you’re going.

Fri Sep 07 2018

Despite being promised waterfalls, but presented with a technicality (the “falls” are teeny tiny), the views are absolutely stunning. Beautiful spot at the “falls” to dip your feet in. The cliff face was my favourite part. Trail itself is easy with some steep parts but very manageable. Lots of roots so watch your step! I would also visit the big green bridge behind the discovery centre - gorgeous views.

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Mon Sep 03 2018

Beautiful and peaceful trail. Came here with my dog in mid-May before the park was open for the season. Very wet trail in the spring from all the melting snow, so definitely wear boots! The falls are a great place for a picnic.

Sun Aug 19 2018

Falls were very small. Onaping falls in Sudbury is much better!

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Sun Aug 12 2018

I sadly didn't get too far before I sprained my ankle but there was excellent scenery from what I did see. Trail wasn't marked well but planning on going back and trying again when it's cooler.

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Thu Jun 28 2018

Really nice trail. A few challenges for this older hiker. But with poles not a problem

Mon Jun 11 2018

love it....

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Sun Apr 22 2018

Hiked this trail in late October and the fall colours were beautiful! There weren’t too many other people that we crossed paths with and the scenery was amazing!

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Tue Oct 10 2017

Very easy and travelled trail. Busy with tourists, but beautiful nonetheless.

Mon Jul 17 2017

Great trail

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