Aguasabon Falls

August 12, 2003

Province: Ontario

Location: Terrace Bay

Height: 110

Crest: 10-30

Water Source: Aguasabon River

Waypoint: 48.779N 87.12071W

Summary: Easily accessed and quite impressive when the water is high. There is no reason not to stop by and have a look if you are traveling Hwy 17.

Aguasabon Falls is in Terrace Bay right off of Hwy 17. The paved road to the falls is just west of the town and is well marked. This waterfall is definitely best seen when the water is higher. In all of the pictures I have seen there is a torrent rushing over the cliffs (see the photos in the Terrace Bay website). In August the water stays in contact with the rocks largely due to the fact that most of the water is diverted upstream for power generation.

The main viewing deck faces the side of the falls and down the gorge. When the water is high this is an impressive sight. There is a nature trail from which a nice view of the falls head on is available. The trail leads to the bottom of the gorge. It is possible to get to the top of the falls. Getting to the bottom is impossible unless you are willing to climb down the rock cliffs, or swim up the gorge.

The pictures do not do the falls justice. They were taken in the early evening when the water was low. The falls are much higher than they appear in the pictures. Unfortunately getting a person to go stand by the top of the falls while taking a pictures is not easy.

This is another waterfall along the Voyageur Trail. This particular stretch of the trail is known as the Casque Isles Hiking Trail. You could hike this trail to the west to Rainbow Falls, assuming you wanted to take a day or two long hike.

[Lake Superior] Nearby Falls

Rainbow Falls is less than 30km away to the west. There is also a small waterfall in Terrace Bay near the beach. Aguasabon is one of the many waterfalls in the Lake Superior Waterfall Tour.

Photo Gallery

August 12, 2003

The view from the top

The view from the lookout

Looking down the gorge towards the Lake

Looking up the gorge towards the falls

The small falls in Terrace Bay

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