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Hiking to a Cascade Waterfall

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 38 reviews.Owen Sound, Canada

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Experience hosted by Hailey

2 hours
Includes drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll begin our hike at the trailhead in Harrison Park, the “jewel in the crown” of Owen Sound (25 minutes from Sauble Beach, 40 minutes from the Blue Mountains, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Tobermory, and 2 hours from Toronto Pearson International Airport).

We’ll scale the 500-million-year-old Niagara Escarpment and wind through the Grey Bruce Arboretum, where we can count up to 60 different species of local and exotic trees.

Here, we’ll cross a picturesque footbridge spanning the Sydenham River. During the Spring and Fall, this is an excellent vantage point to watch steelhead salmon and rainbow trout as they battle upstream.

From here, we connect with the Bruce Trail, the oldest and longest footpath in Canada. We’ll meander along the babbling Sydenham, then pass through some spectacular geology as we twist and weave through rocky crevices, hug limestone cliffs, discover fossilized colonial corals, and climb over ice-age boulders left behind more than 12,000 year ago during the last glaciation.

Soon, we will arrive in the Inglis Falls Conservation Area, an Ontario Certified Model Forest. There are ancient eastern white cedars here that are more than 600 years old!

The highlight (and reward!) of our hike, Inglis Falls is an 18-metre-high cascade waterfall spilling into a glacial gorge. On a clear day, we can see down the valley into the City of Owen Sound.
We’ll begin our hike at the trailhead in Harrison Park, the “jewel in the crown” of Owen Sound (25 minutes from Sauble Beach, 40 minutes from the Blue Mountains, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Tobermory, and 2 hours from Toronto Pearson International Airport).

We’ll scale the 500-million-year-old Niagara Escarpment and wind through the Grey Bruce Arboretum, where we can count up to 60 different species of local and exotic trees.

Hailey's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled Water
  • Tickets
    Entrance to Inglis Falls Conservation Area
  • Equipment
    Official Bruce Trail Reference Maps, Wilderness First Aid Kit
From $25
/ person
Thu, Oct 29
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
₩28,176 per person
₩28,176 per person
Fri, Oct 30
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
₩28,176 per person
₩28,176 per person
Sat, Oct 31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
₩28,176 per person
₩28,176 per person

Meet your host, Hailey

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 38 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hikes are led by Hailey, a South Florida transplant who fell in love with Owen Sound! As an active member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Hailey has hiked the Bruce Trail from Niagara to Tobermory.

She is an avid traveller, conservationist, educator, and iPhone photographer. She has scaled the Andes Mountains in Patagonia, sailed across the Gulf Stream to the Abaco Islands, and been deported from Estonia.

She is a knowledgeable and passionate host who specializes in hosting unique and personalized experiences with emphasis on science education and nature conservation. She also offers Sailing Charters on Georgian Bay (https://www.airbnb.ca/experiences/903953). Follow her sailing adventures on Instagram @sailinggeorgianbay.
Hikes are led by Hailey, a South Florida transplant who fell in love with Owen Sound! As an active member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Hailey has hiked the Bruce Trail from Niagara to Tobermory.

She is an avid traveller, conservationist, educator, and iPhone photographer. She has scaled the Andes Mountains in Patagonia, sailed across the Gulf Stream to the Abaco Islands, and been deported from Estonia.

She is a knowledgeable and passionate host who specializes in hosti…
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Where you'll be

Highlights include visiting Inglis Falls, scaling ice-age boulders dropped during the last glaciation 12,000 years ago, discovering fossilized colonial corals in the 500-million-year-old Niagara Escarpment, meandering along and crossing the Sydenham River, walking through an Ontario Certified Model Forest, learning about local flaura and fauna at the Grey Bruce Arborteum, and visiting the “jewel in the crown” of Owen Sound that is Harrison Park.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 38 reviews.

Krista
September 2020
Excellent adventure, an amazing host. Highly recommend this nature experience with Hayley. She was very knowledgeable, welcoming and will be booking in the future her other arbnb experiences. Thanks again Hayley for the memories, she captured some amazing photos of our experience during our walk together.
Excellent adventure, an amazing host. Highly recommend this nature experience with Hayley. She was very knowledgeable, welcoming and will be booking in the future her other arbnb…
Ley
September 2020
Hailey was wonderful and super knowledgeable across an array of topics including the history of the area, the geography, nature and everything in between. She personalized the experience with relatable stories of really cool jokes she’s done in the past around the world. We would definitely hike with her again! Thanks so much!!
Hailey was wonderful and super knowledgeable across an array of topics including the history of the area, the geography, nature and everything in between. She personalized the expe…
Louise
August 2020
We had such a wonderful time. Hailey was so informative and really knew her history of the area. Would love to return and go sailing with her! Thanks
Olivia
August 2020
Overall an amazing experience. She was very interesting and extremely knowledgeable. She gave excellent recommendations which improved our entire trip. We are so grateful to have taken part in the hike to Cascade waterfall with Hailey!
Serafina
August 2020
Had a great time. Hailey is so knowledgeable about the hike, nature and gives fun facts as you go along! Goes at your pace!
Nancy
August 2020
Hayley was so knowledgeable on the area and the natural formations we were seeing. She was super friendly and took such good care to make sure we were able to fully enjoy our hike. It was a bit challenging but I would highly recommend you give it a try even if you are worried about your ability. She takes every care to make sure she is accomodating you. Its a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when you get to the end and realize how far you went. Hayley was a really great guide. Highly recommended.
Hayley was so knowledgeable on the area and the natural formations we were seeing. She was super friendly and took such good care to make sure we were able to fully enjoy our hike.…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

This hike is just under 6km, or 3.5 miles, and takes about two hours at a decent pace. It is rated Moderate by AllTrails. We will experience elevation change and rocky footing. Dogs welcome!

What to bring

Closed-Toed, Non-Slip Shoes & Socks

Comfortable, Seasonally Appropriate, Layered Clothing