Explore the most popular walking trails near Gatineau with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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
2 months ago

great views. moderate inclines. can be crowded

hiking
3 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
3 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
6 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
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

* 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.
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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

walking
Friday, February 17, 2017

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.

walking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This is probably the most "boring" trail in Gatineau Park - at least compared to the other trails in the park. It's very flat. What's nice about the trail is that its very easy so good for little kids. Also the interpretive panels tell you some of the history of the area and how the area is being reclaimed by the forest.

A nice thing about this trail is that you can easily get to it because even if the Champlain parkway is closed, the trail is accessible.

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

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
Thursday, October 27, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, March 21, 2014

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!

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