Lauriault Trail Loop

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Lauriault Trail Loop is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gatineau, Quebec, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until November.

2.4 miles 439 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

waterfall

The Waterfall Trail at the Mackenzie King Estate was the former prime ministers favourite wilderness walk. You can hike all or part of the loop formed by the Lauriault and Waterfall trails. Sights include the Bridal Veil Falls at the end of the Waterfall trail and a lookout on the Lauriault trail.

walking
9 days ago

One nice feature of this trail is that you can do all of it or just a short section. Once a year or so I take a stroll down to see the waterfall with my extended family (Mother's Day tradition!). Other times I've done the longer loop and seen thousands of trilliums in the spring. You can also park at Mulvihill lake and do walks from there, including taking a short jaunt over to see the Mackenzie King Estate. If you don't mind walking before you see the Mackenzie King Estate you can park at the Waterfall parking or Mulvihill parking lot instead of paying for parking at the main site.

hiking
1 month ago

Very fun hike, but is more difficult in the winter due to slipping on the snow uphill. The trail is still well-maintained. The falls are also covered in a layer of snow and are not visible, but the scenery in the area is nice. Seems to be better-suited for snowshoeing. The Mackenzie King Estate is also closed for the season, as are many of the amenities on the trail (bathrooms only accessible by the car park).

hiking
4 months ago

Good hike, for beginners this might be a bit hard, there some hills but the trail is quite clean of debris

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hiking
2 years ago

An wonderful,well-kept up trail. It does involve some elevation change; I would consider it easy but those not accustomed to hills might not. The waterfall is beautiful, and there are plenty of spur trails to explore it. Even better, you can get afternoon tea at the Mackenzie-King estate after the hike!