Aubrey Falls, Ontario (6-16-08) - dwhike
Aubrey Falls

I'd been eyeing Aubrey Falls for a visit for quite some time. Trouble is its not the easiest falls to get to. Its located in a remote corner of the Algoma District almost 2 hours northeast of Sault Ste. Marie. The falls themselves are among the highest in Ontario, comparable to Niagara, at over 170' high! If you can make the time to get there the falls are accessed by a short half-mile trail that leads to a beautiful overlook of the cascade. As is often the case in the Algoma District the drive up was almost as scenic as the destination itself...ENJOY!!

Hike Length: 1.0 miles                  Hike Duration: 1:00

Trailhead Temp: 68'F                    Trail Traffic: None!

Min. Elevation: 1,175'                    Max. Elevation: 1,300'

Total Vertical Gain: 125'                Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile:  125'

Directions to Trailhead:

-Head north on Highway 129 from the Trans-Canada in Thessalon, about 50 miles east of Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

-Follow Highway 129 north for 66 miles to the signed trailhead access road on the right (6 miles north of Ranger Lake Road/Hwy. 556 intersection).

Directions to Trailhead (the way I took):

-Head north on the Trans-Canada approx. 10 miles from downtown Sault Ste. Marie, ON to Highway 556 on the right (watch for Searchmont sign).

-After 2.5 miles stay right on Highway 556 (Ranger Lake Road) at the Highway 556/552 intersection.

-Stay on Highway 556 (Ranger Lake Road) for the next 63 miles (ROUGH GRAVEL) to Highway 129, turn left.

-Follow Highway 129 6 miles to signed trailhead access road on the right.