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Great trail. Beautiful views.

The first viewpoint was more beautiful than we expected. It was nice and there are benches here and there so we can rest. The Liberator observation point was memorable, you don't see it everywhere . View at the observatory was BEAUTIFUL! a 360 degree view of the mountains around. Breath taking!

The shelter Les Mesanges is private, you have to rent it ahead. Didn't worth the mini detour to go there because it was booked and we disturbed a family during their dinner time.. The next 2km following Les Mesanges shelter was disappointing: nothing much to see.

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.

Lovely and a very easy hike!

Parc avec des parcours faciles , idéale pour une randonnée facile en famille ou pas ^^
idéale pour faire du vélo plutôt .
Le décor est beau et très différent des autres SEPAQ.
Par contre, à faire si tu es pas trop loin, car j’aurais regretté d’avoir fait 2h de route pour ce parc sinon !
Possibilité de voir des animaux sauvages facilement.
Une boucle de 3h en kayak à faire sur place , pas encore testé mais au programme 

great trail. some steep parts but manageable. was a little busy at the ruins but nothing crazy. loved the sights.

18 days ago

Enjoyable hike. Well marked trails. Streams of running water are plentiful. Will return in the fall.

a well maintained trail with facinating ruins. overall a great hike with lots to see.

mountain biking
24 days ago

Easy climb riding an XC bike, lots of people so speeding uphill is not recommended. Nice view of the city of Mtl especially from the Chalet belvedere.

Super randonnée, qui allie nature et histoire! Plusieurs supers points de vue disponibles. Notre petit chien a bien apprécié aussi !

The ruins were really cool. Lots of folks swimming. Crossed some ladies carrying a stroller with toddler - not a great idea. Not ideal for small children.

An enjoyable, easy hike. A good trail if you’re looking for a short weeknight hike.

easy hike to the ruins and falls!

J’adore cette Rando pour le côté historique

Quick hike - well shaded, average amount of bugs. All in all a nice, quiet hike with some great scenery. Trail is very wide and easy to follow.

Had a fantastic time! Dogs swam and the hike was beautiful the ruins are really cool.

Lots of shade. Couple steep climbs but not too difficult. Keep going beyond the Falls to add extra steps. Can get busy on weekends but lots of space.

1 month ago

Very interesting place in Quebec. I was gratefully surprised watching people from all ages getting up and down the stairs. I believe there is like a tournament in Quebec City about climbing stairs. There are many of then in the city. This one is the longest. And it is a historical place.

Park at P11 at OBrien beach. Lovely trail, very easy hike. About 30 mins walk to the ruins . Nice views of Meech Lake along the way. Dog friendly. Busy on weekends but not too bad on a weeknight. The ruins are so cool, and the falls are very pretty. Bring your bathing suit and a picnic to this spot!

Merveilleux sentier avec de très beaux points de vue. Cependant, la derniére portion après le refuge de la mésengerais d environ 3.0 km est dans un chemin forestier très désagréable a descendre et il n'y a rien à voir à par le ravage causé par les forestier....faire attention car les pancartes étaient tournées dans le sentier et n'indiquaient pas le bon chemin parfois...

Easy trail. Well maintained. Light traffic


Nice easy hike but super busy. There are a few trails off the main on you can do

Nice surprise compared to the other trails I have done in Gatineau Park. Plenty of ups and downs and the ruins/waterfalls are beautiful. I'm from BC and this trail reminded me of back home! There are a TON of bugs, so be sure to remember your bug spray!

Majestic walk. One of the best in Gatineau Park. My K9 and I loved it.

Two steep hills. A great trail. Nice views of lake. The ruins and waterfall make the trek worth it.

Lovely hike! Wish I had time to go further out but it was a great trail to get in some exercise and explore. The ruins was neat with the water falls next to it made for great photos!

Fairly easy walk out to the ruins. Dogs are allowed on the trail. Ruins are worth the trip!

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