Roundtrip:  1 km

Difficulty:  Moderate

Location:  Shabaqua, ON

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Hike in to the McGraw Falls on the Matowin River near Shabaqua.

From Thunder Bay, drive west on highway 11/17 for 50 km and turn left onto Shabaqua Road just before the turn off to Atikokan.

You will need a 4×4 to drive all the way to the start of the trail to the falls.  You could also hike or bike from the point where the road gets too rough.

Along Shabaqua Road you will pass by Shabaqua Trail Rides as you cross the bridge over the Matawin River.  If you continue down Shabaqua Road past the falls you can find the McGraw Falls Dam.  The Matawin River Nature Reserve is also located much further down the river.

Drive down Shabaqua Road for approximately 7km and park off the road at the bend.  Flag tape marks the start of a steep and poorly maintained trail down to the river at the base of the falls.

McGraw Falls

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