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Great trail. Beautiful views.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
6 days ago

Good trail but it is best to go left at the fork to give yourself a good challenge and save the view/lookout for last. We did it the opposite way and thus it was mostly downhill!

challenging elevation, nice shady trail. lookout beautiful.

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).

Buggy and views are just so-so.

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.

hiking
28 days ago

A few nice lookouts

Great views!

1 month ago

Great loop trail with lots of rocky outcroppings with views of the surrounding hills , river, lake, and Ottawa skyline in the distance.

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

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views of Ottawa valley

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.

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.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

One of our favourite hikes! Great views at the top. We started at P7 and took trails 8 and 37 to the King Mountain trail. Trail 8 was a bit wet and muddy but it was easy to get around the mud. There was still a bit of snow on the King Mountain trail on the north side of the mountain.

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
5 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!

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