High Falls is a series of cataracts on the York River, situated north of Harcourt, where the historic Peterson Colonization Road heads east. It is accessible by canoe or via a well maintained hiking trail through the woods. The route follows an old road through a pine plantation, narrows to a footpath, then connects with the portage. It is one of the many beautiful places to hike in Haliburton county.
The York River Below High Falls
Trail Leading to High Falls
The Peterson Road Crossing the York River at Lake Benior, near the High Falls Trail head.
Looking Down High Falls
Looking Down the York River from High Falls
Looking Up High Falls
At its head, High Falls tumbles over this rock face.
The York River at High Falls
Above the Falls
A group of hikers enjoying a break on the rocks above High Falls.