A wide, stepping cascade with an odd angled cut across the river's flow, Hogger's Falls is a unique little drop nestled deep in the Ottawa National Forest. This waterfall marks the beginning of a chain of drops on West Branch Sturgeon River between two twisting swampy sections. Relatively remote and with no marked path, Hogger's Falls is a good challenge for explorers looking to break away from maintained paths and easy hikes.
Take Newberry Road south from M-38 near Nisula beyond the unimproved sign to where the road ends at West Branch Sturgeon River. Backtrack up the road for a quarter mile to the first overgrown, gated forest access road that leads east. Take this road on foot for about a half mile before cutting to the right, down the river bank, for a few hundred feet to the falls. The waterfall is just upstream of the huge sandy curved bank.
Note: it may be more convenient to visit West Branch Sturgeon Falls first and just follow the river upstream to Hogger Falls.