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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.

Great challenge for trail runners

Buggy and views are just so-so.

hiking
1 month ago

Nous avons fait le parcours complet du camping de la sablonnière au camping de la sablonnière en parcourant les 3 derniers kilomètres sur le bord la route avec les autos.

Cela nous as permis de refaire le plein d'eau à l’accueil du parc

hiking
1 month ago

A few nice lookouts

trail running
1 month ago

Not good for trail running

I thought it was challenging enough with beautiful views.

hiking
2 months ago

(French will follow)

Not a bad trail in itself, but it was a bit boring.

It goes up and down, but there's not much to see.

I won't qualified this trail as good choice for those who likes the calm of the nature or the hikers who are less interested into crowded place.
In my opinion, this is more like a commercial trail or a good place for those who seek for a decent introduction to the hiking field.

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La randonnée en soit n'est pas mauvaise, mais elle s'avère quelque peu ennuyant.

Le sentier monte et descend sans nécessairement offrir des points se vue intéressant.

Je me recommenderais pas cette randonnée pour ceux qui aiment profiter du calme de la nature ou les randonneurs préférant les senteurs moins achalandés.

Cette randonnée axe davantage sur les aspects commerciaux, mais reste quand même une activité intéressante pour ceux et celles qui veulent s'initier à la marche en montagne.

hiking
2 months ago

Great 9.5km moderate trail if you use two vehicles to avoid the 3km road walk that completes the loop. Nice woods trail with three nice viewing sites with views to the west. Starting at the south trailhead allows you to finish the walk with a swim in the sandy shored river.

2 months ago

Montée modérée a facile par endroit. Le grand brûlé est de 6.80 à partir du bas des pistes de ski.

2 months ago

Badly signed.

2 months ago

Up Grand Brule down Vertigo. Beautiful views. River and ponds on the way.

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.

Track needs to be cleaned of trees in the upper part of the Joahnsen. Remains a very good track to start a New season.

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.

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

Nice trail cool

Hiked the Johansen trail on March 8th 2018 with snow shoes. The trail seems to be passed over with a snowmobile once in a while. While physical demanding, it's a very rewarding hike. Very little human contact. Returned via Les sommets and the whole hike (Johansen + Les Sommets) took about 5 hrs (including a 30 min stop at Pic Johansen).

beautiful views. easy and nice length of hike.

hiking
8 months ago

We’ve completed this hike twice now, and both times enjoyed it. This year was a little snowy, so hiking was slower, but still very beautiful views. If you’re hiking the ridge to the Grand Manitou Lodge/Gondola to get down, it’s fully open and you’re on the ski slopes - very miserable if the snow machines are on.

hiking
9 months ago

Great view, especially in the fall.

Went midday during Fall Rhapsody and it was pretty busy but less so on the actual Skyline loop. There are two fairly decent sized free parking lots at the base and many other connecting trails all around.

hiking
9 months ago

Fun and challenging hike. Beautiful views!

A very fun and challenging hike. Beautiful views. Quite busy over the weekend. The decent on the Johannsen trail was very muddy and wet.

Great and modereate trail. Not busy. Very nice views!!

10 months ago

nice trail with some challenging parts but in general easy. not many view points. can easily get wet and very muddy. took us 5h up and down.

hiking
10 months ago

Great sights...

hiking
10 months ago

Fun trail with decent view of the city. Very busy, go early!

mountain biking
10 months ago

good quick ride....some rocks and roots to keep you honest....took the cut to the top of Camp Fortune...

good quick loop.....lots of stairs....some great views (Thurs Sept 28, 2017)

Nice trail for day hiking. We parked at Parking 7 and hiked the loop, plus continued to Keogan shelter which was a nice surprise. There are several intersections and we met a family got lost as we ended our 4 hour hike back at Parking 7.

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