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Beau parcours !!

hiking
7 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!

hiking
10 days ago

Lovely hiking trail. A couple really scenic lookouts and lots of different types or terrain, from swampy areas to deep forests, dry rocky surfaces, etc. It is quite a difficult hike due to its length (10km) and some good climbing but all worth it. We started from one of the interior camping sites and stopped for a swim halfway.

hiking
11 days ago

This trail is a long one, but perfect on a sunny day. The bugs weren’t overly bad either. Lots of rocky terrain, a few bridges, and a small beach along the way. Definitely bring water and running shoes for this hike. Took 2.5 hours to complete the full 10km’s.

My favourite trail. The terrain is diverse which keeps it entertaining and the views are great!

Great views!

trail running
1 month ago

Nice spot for trail running. 11 km loop and 300 m of positive gain from the parking.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views of Ottawa valley

Great hike.

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

hiking
2 months ago

great views. moderate inclines. can be crowded

So much to explore on this leg of the Bruce Trail, caves, old military radar tower, old kilns from the 1800’s...

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.

Nice multi species treed trail, lots crossing creeks and brooks, varied elevations, mini water falls, spectacular views of lake Ontario, Trillium flowers, great trail for warmer weather, well shaded.

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.

Beautiful walk in the city.

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect trail for a Sunday afternoon. No bugs. If you go outside of the regular season, there's no charge.

Good short outing with kids.

Reasonably flat. One gentle incline near the beginning.

Mostly crushed gravel or boardwalk over the marsh.

Signs with maps at reasonable points.

Large willow trees along the path make good climbing for kids or sitting to rest.

A few benches along the way.

Outhouse and picnic benches near parking lot.

Would be 4 stars if not for the road noise.

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

8 months ago

Nice hike. Did it from P7 and it’s pretty good with a few nice views and a nice river.

hiking
8 months ago

Excellent trail wth great views of a small lake, the forest, the hills, and a fantastic viewpoint/Lookout on some farmlands, the surrounding Gatineau hills, and the horizon.

I've completed the trail from Queenstown to Short Hills Provincial Park thus far. Overall the trail is awesome and provides some challenging sections. Yes there is some urban walking (St. Catharines, etc) but it's worth enduring those stretches to get back into the woods. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get into hiking.

The Bruce Trail path changes and the AllTrails map may not be completely accurate. As long as you follow the proper Bruce Trail blazes (white for main trail and blue for side trails) you will be fine. It's supposed to be an adventure after-all!

Relaxing hike on a well maintained and marked trail with plenty of lookouts.

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

Fun hike over Thanksgiving weekend!

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!

We were camping at Charleston Lake Campground (highly recommend) when we decided to do this trail - it was AMAZING! Lots of beautiful forest and rocks and water on the way up, and at the top there's an absolutely breathtaking Lookout/view of the bay! It was definitely a moderate-difficult hike, but well worth it. :)

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