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Relatively easy hike with well groomed trails and a short portion along the road.. add in the look out along trail 28 for sure!!

1 month ago

Did the loop clockwise and it’s a decent hike. The beginning and end are along well groomed trails. Trail 9 is fun and muddy in spots right now. Bug spray is a good idea right now!

I did this trail on a beautiful, sunny Sunday in June. Parked in P12 (across from Meech Lake) around noon - the lot was starting to fill up but still had many spots. First few KMs of the trail I saw quite a few people and cyclists but once I was deeper into the trails I saw very few people. The trail is dog friendly and my dog adored it. Quite a few freshwater streams in the first few KMs are a good spot for the dogs to get a drink. Good trail for jogging. The ticks are really bad on this trail, my dog was covered in them when we left. I didn't make it all the way to the Champlain lookout this time around so can't speak for that. Leaving around 2 PM the P12 parking lot was almost completely full.

Approx a 6km loop starting and finishing at P7 which took 2hrs in total. Reasonably well sign posted with a few ups and downs along the way.

I never knew this trail existed - probably because it appears to be a winter/snowshoe trail and I don't showshoe that often. My family went for a hike in May and the snowshoe trails for sign 60 were still up and they made for a nice 40 minute loop. This trail is hilly and rocky but quite pretty. Lots of trilliums in May and best of all none of the crowds of the sugar bush. You have to cross the highway to get here (assuming you park at the Gatineau Park visitor centre) but after that you're in the clear. Only caution: there is a 10 minute stretch at the bottom that was quite water logged so bring boots in the spring. I'm not sure if the trail is open in the summer (my guess is no as it doesn't appear on the summer map of Gatineau Park) but it may open earlier in the winter so could be a cool place for a pre-snow walk before the trail becomes snowshoe-only.

Super belle course, peu accidenté!

6 months ago

Good workout. It’s about an hour’s walk from the car to Herridge House. Usually well packed snow on the trail in Winter. Totally reasonable to use this trail throughout winter (unlike what’s mentioned in general description for this trail).

8 months ago

Very nice, quiet trail. Sometimes the trail is a little hard to find/follow.

Great and modereate trail. Not busy. Very nice views!!

great hike

good quick loop.....lots of stairs....some great views (Thurs Sept 28, 2017)

Nice trail for day hiking. We parked at Parking 7 and hiked the loop, plus continued to Keogan shelter which was a nice surprise. There are several intersections and we met a family got lost as we ended our 4 hour hike back at Parking 7.

Nice easy hike, not a lot of traffic and pretty sweet view for very little work! Pretty lakes along the way - good option for a pleasant afternoon walk in the woods.

Rather easy trail, good to do with the kids. Nice water lands along the way that make for a few nice pictures. The hike starts at the intersection of the Huron trail (blue square #3) and Ridge road. You will come across a few intersections with other trails, such as #20. The trail up to the lookout is Black diamond #28. Don't be frightened by the black diamond. The trail gets steeper, but remains very accessible. Instead of going strait up to the lookout, why not continu on trail #3 until you reach the road, and then turn around to come back. This will give you a few extra km on your hike and lead you through some nice water lands. The distance to the road is 5 km. The trip there and back, plus the lookout, totals out to about 11-12km and can be done in 3h (that is with breaks to take pictures and enjoy the view). The lookout would be a nice spot to have lunch!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nice challenging trail through forest and clearings. Make sure you have bug spray. Parked at P12 by Meech lake followed trail 40 to trail 24 and 1B making a stop at Western (there are washrooms there :) then followed 1B to the Champlain lookout to enjoy the view. Trail 1B to trail 2 back to P12. Enjoyed it and will do it again.

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