Hi there! We recently visited three Owen Sound waterfalls that I wanted to share with you – Indian Falls, Jones Falls, and Inglis Falls! There are a lot of Owen Sound waterfalls, but these were the top ones that we wanted to see! Our favourite time to visit waterfalls is in the fall since there is less water flow so we are definitely planning on coming back when the leaves change colour!
I didn’t do very much research about the Owen Sound waterfalls before we decided to go exploring them since many of the online reviews were positive and they all seemed to be located near(ish) the road. Each time I told Ryan that the waterfall was nearby and that we would be really quick but (oops) some of them weren’t that close! Keep reading for tips on visiting the Owen Sound waterfalls and some of our funny experiences!
Indian Falls, Owen Sound
Location: Parking Lot – 318614, Grey Rd 1, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N4
Duration: 2-3 hours
Our Experience: Indian Falls was a bit more of a challenge since we were expecting it to be a bit closer to the road and it was raining. There is one official trail that takes you to the top of the waterfalls, which is moderately easy but still requires some agility to maneuver over obstacles and down hills. There are also two unofficial trails to the waterfalls that we ended up taking. On the way there we followed the unofficial trail closest to the water so that we would reach the base of the waterfall. The waterfront trail had quite a bit of debris and was very slippery with the rain. We both slipped on our butts a couple of times and came back completely soaked. Poor Ryan was also trying to hold his morning coffee because I promised him there was no hike (oops!). But it was completely worth it because this was my favourite one of the Owen Sound waterfalls. The water falls of the ledge so evenly that it creates a beautiful veil effect. The base of the waterfall is also relatively easy to navigate, which made it even more fun to enjoy! On the way back we took the highest unofficial trail possible to avoid anymore slips and found it much easier and faster on the way back.
Location: Parking Lot – Hwy 21 and Hwy 6, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Duration: 2-3 hours
Our Experience: The Jones Falls parking lot is located near a highway intersection, which again led us to believe that the waterfall was nearby. I would leave more time for this hike than you initially anticipate. There was a moderate hike down to Jones Falls and we found the trails were not marked as well. At one point you will reach a fork in the road with a bridge, stay left if you want to reach the bottom of the waterfall like we did. It was a beautiful waterfall with so much water coming over the top! We were also surprised to find people swimming at the bottom of the falls given the rocks and current but they seemed to be enjoying themselves!
Location: Parking Lot – Inglis Falls Conservation Area, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Duration: 1 hour
Our Experience: Inglis Falls was definitely the easiest and most accessible out of all the Owen Sound waterfalls! It is $6.00 CAD (cash) to park at the waterfall and only a 5-10 minute hike to the last lookout. You can follow the manicured trail down the right side of the waterfall for a couple of designated lookouts. It didn’t take us very long but the view was very worthwhile! It was such a magnificent waterfall and we loved reading the signs about its history! We tried exploring the left side of the waterfall but didn’t find much that interested us. However, it was neat to see the old mill and top of the waterfall from the parking lot!
We are very excited to visit these Owen Sound waterfalls again in the fall and to continue exploring this beautiful area in Ontario!
Don’t forget to check out our other waterfall adventures here!
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