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Easy hike for all skill levels...so easy in fact you generally do more than 1 loop

Le lac est magnifique. Beaucoup de personnes comme d’habitude dans le Parc. Assez facile cependant.

walking
1 month ago

Really awesome scenery and stone work ! Don’t buy the hot chocolate from the vendors it’s not good

Absolutely love this trail. The lake is beautiful and it’s just long enough to feel like you got a decent workout. There are usually quite a few people on the trail, which is to be expected at the Gatineau Park. I would recommend it as a nice outing for the day. Lots of places you could sit and have a picnic after.

Gorgeous in the Spring, around Mother’s Day, to see thousands of trilliums and other spring flowers.

I did this trail with my dog on a Thursday morning. It was very foggy out and we only ran into one person (also with a dog) on the entire trail. I hiked from the Lauriault Trail to the Waterfall Trail, down to the waterfall, then through the tunnel and back to the parking lot via the Mulvihill trail. The entire loop took less than an hour and half, walking slowly and stopping to take lots of photos. Beautiful foliage this time of year! Definitely wear boots as there are many wet areas along the trail. If I do this trail again, instead of taking the Mulvihill trail back I will detour through the Mackenzie King Estate. Highly recommend!

Fun walk with our dog!

Worth checking out if you want a scenic yet easy coasting Trail. The lookout is worth the time and the waterfall is beautiful. There are some interesting aspects to the layout of the trail which make it enjoyable.

Diverse, scenic and moderately challenging with steep inclines and stairs. The view from atop
King Mountain is worth seeing as well as the the many layers of Bridal Falls. Pink Lake was mildly busy with many people under-prepared for the terrain. Definitely worth exploring as individual sectors or together as one endeavor.

Beau parcours !!

Modified the trek to make it easier to follow. Beautiful tour of pink a lake. Moderate and gradual incline to MacKenzie King Estate. Downhill wide trail back to trail 7. An 11k trek total. Nice Saturday afternoon stroll.

I have done this trail a few times but only in the snow. It is refreshingly not too easy with plenty of ups and downs. Not that scenic since there's just a lot of forest but still nice.

We hiked it with the dogs on the Victoria Day holiday. Description here is quite accurate. Nice trail with a waterfall and a scenic hill top view. A little something for everyone. Had an easy time with the dogs.

hiking
6 months ago

great views. moderate inclines. can be crowded

hiking
6 months ago

We went over Easter weekend and it was quite snowy/icy still making it moderately difficult- we saw a couple other hikes who were all wearing snowshoes, so consider proper footwear/gaiters. The trail head marked on this map is very easy to miss and is off a very narrow street with NO parking. We started on the SE side of the trail, extending the loop by about 2 or 3K. The trail itself isn't marked very well so BRING A MAP! Other than that, it's a beautiful hike with spectacular forests. Pink lake is pretty small itself and you can easily tack on a quick lake loop with this hike. Picturesque and difficult in a good way.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this trail today and the waterfall was beautiful! Some areas with snow still, others muddy and some dry. It’s a fairly easy hike with a nice lookout point to rest at at the halfway mark.

My favourite hiking trail in the Ottawa area. Beautiful in the fall!

Fun winter hike, but the hard packed snow combined with a lot of up and down was quite slippery. Cleats and/or poles advised!

beautiful views. easy and nice length of hike.

snowshoeing
9 months ago

Was a beautiful hike, fairly easy but with freshly fallen snow it gave us a good workout. We used Trail 67 to get to the 66 loop, so ended up being about 5.5k in total. It was cool to cross over a cross-country skiing trail and watch them for a bit (impressive). It is a beautiful forest trail, however my only issue is that you’re so close to major roads that instead of hearing nature - you hear cars driving by and people talking.

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

An amazing trail that allows dogs in the Gatineau hills. Amazing views of the Ottawa Valley from the viewpoint!

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Start at the Mackenzie King Estate and go to the left towards the Abbey Ruins (they are really neat), then keep heading left towards the Waterfall Trail. The waterfall isn't strong/large most of the year but it's still a pretty forest scene. Then you proceed back to the Lauriault Loop that brings you through lots of pretty mountain/forest, with some nice lookouts, through a culvert (so neat) and then up to the back side of Mackenzie King, where the Arch Ruins, Window To The Woods, and the famous French and English gardens are! I also recommend stopping in at the Estate Tearoom for some fancy (&delicious) high tea after your hike!

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

my favourite trail this year! Not difficult at all and has some great views!

Friday, August 25, 2017

* Not accessible for disabled people.

I found the Lauriault Trail challenging with rocks and tree roots sticking up. I did manage to walk the distance.
:)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Nice hike with challenging bits. Bit muddy after rain. One sign a bit confusing said Waterfall parking. So we assumed there was a waterfall but the waterfall was in the complete opposite direction.

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

Awesome waterfall at the end! dogs allowed is a plus!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Great little trail for beginners with some neat history.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Awesome trail with a lot to see! Streams and the waterfall are beautiful.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Well maintained trail. Lots of nice little creeks and a beautiful waterfall to see along the way. There is a bit up climbing uphill but nothing too bad. I enjoyed this trail a lot.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

c'est bien pas trop dure avec la famille, belle randonnée en forêt avec des points de vue intéressant dont la chute qui doit être belle au printemps

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