Jones Falls, Ontario

Jones Falls, to be honest, is pretty disappointing. It’s right outside of Owen Sound, so I guess I could be a really popular place, but the view is just not that great. There are a number of trees that effectively block the view of much of the falls. You can see part of the falls directly from the road, but getting a closer view is just difficult.

The left side of the river is probably your best bet for getting an “ok” view. A trail leads over the river to the right side, but it is almost impossible to get any good pictures. I don’t believe there is any way to get to the base of the falls, at least safely or legally. (Though later reading suggests that there may be an easy way to get to the base…I just didn’t see if when I was there.) Oh well, some waterfalls just need to be left alone…Otherwise, it’ll be just another waterfall with too many people swarming around it.

Directions:

  1. From Owen Sound, head west on ON-6/21. It’s not too far from Owen Sound.
  2. You’ll climb a few hilly stretches of the road, and if you look to your right, you’ll end up seeing the falls, at least partially.  You’ll know you’re in the right area since there is a pretty big pull-off with trash cans right near the falls.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 35′
Hike: roadside

Jones Falls in October 2010

Where in the World is Jones Falls?

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