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Great trail. Beautiful views.

hiking
2 days ago

Good trail for sure. Important to note that this loop is made up of a series of trails, and if you don't download the trail map it might be useful to write down which trails you take at various forks on the path. We got a bit turned around because we hadn't written it all out.

great trail that takes a few hours. some difficult bits but mostly is a good hike. has some great views along the way and plenty of wildlife.

We enjoyed this hike and it provided a great workout. It was steep in spots, and rocky, but offered two lovely lookout areas that were well worth the climb. Pleasantly surprised with this trail. Hardly any bugs (August).

I’ve done this trail twice now and I really enjoy it. When I hiked it at the end of June the bugs were quite bad. However, this time we didn’t experience any bugs. Today we hiked in the pouring rain, the rocks were a little slippery in spots, and it was a bit muddy. A great trail nonetheless.

I love this trail. It is a great workout, but not a difficult one. Beautiful views are a treat along the way!

It’s unbelievable how much bugs there was over there, no surprise the trail goes around a swomp. Unless you bring a ton of bugs spray, avoid this trail. Note that we did this trail today (may 21st). There is also a lot of mud ( as the trail is around a swomp). The scenery are not so impressive. Good trail for workout but doesn’t worth the mud and bugs.

Trail is a little muddy in spots and there are lots of rocks so it could be slippery. Bugs were out May long weekend and we were glad to have bug spray. This is a great Trail for amateur hikers looking for more of a challenge and workout. Took us 3 hours. Great views and Trail is well marked for most part.

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.

Just two scenery points along the path. First half a bit easy

Not hard but really the reward at the top is worth it!

Amazing vue of the Outaouais region on the top! Beautiful trail!

Is like very cool

Great workout with some great views!!!

Don't need snowshoes this time of year. Winter hiking boots are adequate. When starting from P13, after about 15 minutes there'll be a fork in the trail. Take Mahinga trail which will eventually ascend. The trail path follows close to the edge, allowing for some wonderful vistas along your route.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Excellent and challenging trail for year round hiking or snowshoeing in the winter.

Great winter trail

Me and my husband had a great time...its a nice trail..the view on the top is amazing....

I love this Trail (in every season!!) Two amazing lookouts (and very different), the sounds of small streams running through a beautiful forest... with a variety of levels of difficult throughout the Trail. It’s about 8.5km total, I think. I recommend turning RIGHT at the fork (near the beginning of the Trail head), to aim towards Mahingan Lookout first. It’s a steep uphill climb for 2km from there. Then a shorter easier 2k walk to the next Lookout, and then a gradual and longer 3.5km walk back to the Trailhead. I also recommend going for both summer hiking and winter hiking(or snowshoeing in my case) to see how awesome but different the landscape is!

One of the best trails in Gatineau park. Great views along the Ottawa valley at the half-way point really add to an already enjoyable walk through the forest. Crosses a few streams and can therefore be wet at times - be prepared!

Great hike!

hiking
9 months ago

Beatiful trail with unseasonably warm weather. At the end was able to cool off in Meech Lake.

Beautiful fall colours in the forest!

I love this trail! I take my dog here all the time and she loves this trail as well. Everyone I meet on this trail is super friendly.

Challenging and wet at times, but very beautiful.

Moderate in the summer, difficult in the winter (snowshoeing), but AMAZING all year round! I recommend turning RIGHT at the fork when starting the trail. This way brings you steeply straight up the mountain for a few kms, stopping at the awesome Mahingan Lookout first. Then a couple kms further brings you to the Tawadina Lookout, which has got to be one of the most stunning views of Gatineau Park! Then it's easy going mostly downhill for the last few kms, with nice streams alongside/crossing the path. Great trail

Beautiful lookouts.

Challenging trail at times. Can be really muddy in the spring. Views are fantastic.

Nice forest, decent climb, sweet views of the Ottawa Valley at the top.

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