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Great trail. Beautiful views.

hiking
5 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.

Beau parcours !!

Beautiful short trail with lots of stairs and amazing views of Pink Lake!

backpacking
7 days ago

Great trail and route, but trailhead is hard to find. It is just to the left (east) of the bus stop at Rue Marie Burger and Chemin de la Mine. Don’t rely on the app as route tracking was inconsistent. Pink Lake is a must see. I did this route early morning (6:30am).

Great place to exercice or to look at the panorama. There are a couple of lookouts.

challenging elevation, nice shady trail. lookout beautiful.

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.

simple nice trail

great easy loop for all ages.

hiking
15 days ago

Pink Lake is as others describe, a beautiful short hike. However, As an overweight 51 year old, I found it ..... more difficult than easy. I'm not unfamiliar with hiking at all having been in the US Army but compared to Carbide Willson ruins that are listed as moderate, I found Pink Lake harder than it was just due to the MANY stairs on PL trail. It is a wide trail, clearly marked. but the STAIRS! Go, enjoy just be prepared.

A bit busy with tourists but absolutely love this trail. Early morning before 9 or after 4pm is best time to visit.

Buggy and views are just so-so.

Great trail. Can be very busy at times

hiking
23 days ago

Nice trail for a leisurely hike. Easy to access, lots of parking and there are a few great restaurants and pubs close by to enjoy after the hike. The trail is fairly flat and the loop is easy to follow. There is also lots of great foliage and wildlife, which keeps the trail interesting.

excellent trail, well maintained and can be followed in low light, heavy rain. Only drawback is you can hear traffic. Also, one can drive right up to pink lake. So, traffic is heavier there.

I took my 13 year old and 7 year old on this hike. It was long but fairly easy. Going through the cave made it totally worth it but be prepared with water shoes and headlamp to get through the cave.

hiking
28 days ago

A few nice lookouts

Beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

long but nice hike, bring a wide brimmed hat or cap for sure for flies

hiking
1 month ago

Did this last weekend starting counterclockwise (so through the marsh first) and was stalked by a SWARM of deer flies for the first 4km or so, to the point where I almost turned back and threw in the towel at one point. I was wearing DEET bug spray but clearly it wasn't enough to deter the pests. I spent most of the 4km waving my arms around me CONSTANTLY to stop them from landing on me and biting, and by doing short running bursts to try and lose the cloud, which was very annoying and pretty exhausting but a good workout in hindsight considering the rest of the hike was very easy.

If you decide to do this hike, I'd recommend a bug net and thick hiking clothing to prevent them from biting through your clothes (Lululemon leggings are NOT adequate protection! as I learned the hard way...). Bringing a can of bugspray with you to spray as you go probably wouldn't be a bad idea either, unless you don't mind waving your arms constantly and bursting out in a sprint every now and again.

The bugs let up at about 5-6 kms in though and the hike is pretty nice after that. It's relatively flat so pretty easy but makes for a good trail run since it's pretty well worn (not too many snags or rocks).

Best part: Bring your bathing suit and jump in the lake to freshen up at the end of your hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Classic.

hiking
1 month ago

A bit busy mid-May. Easy for a beginner hiker. Nice places to stop.

Relatively easy hike with well groomed trails and a short portion along the road.. add in the look out along trail 28 for sure!!

Did the hike clockwise and loved it. Ended up doing 12k by time the excursions off-loop were done. Was absolutely beautiful! The end maybe easier for sure but a nice reward along the lake. That and a momma dear with her 2 little ones! There were bear sightings today by some other people closer to the campground FYI.

hiking
1 month ago

Did the loop clockwise and it’s a decent hike. The beginning and end are along well groomed trails. Trail 9 is fun and muddy in spots right now. Bug spray is a good idea right now!

Trail closed along the east side of the lake, presumably due to poison ivy along the trail.

I did this trail on a beautiful, sunny Sunday in June. Parked in P12 (across from Meech Lake) around noon - the lot was starting to fill up but still had many spots. First few KMs of the trail I saw quite a few people and cyclists but once I was deeper into the trails I saw very few people. The trail is dog friendly and my dog adored it. Quite a few freshwater streams in the first few KMs are a good spot for the dogs to get a drink. Good trail for jogging. The ticks are really bad on this trail, my dog was covered in them when we left. I didn't make it all the way to the Champlain lookout this time around so can't speak for that. Leaving around 2 PM the P12 parking lot was almost completely full.

hiking
2 months ago

Getting to the "parking" when you know where it is is easy enough but you're just parking on the road you're eventually going to hike. You then walk to where you park for the winter start of the trail and that's when the hike actually begins. The trail started nice enough by walking through a rolling hill field and then up into the forest however due to the bugs once in the forest, we turned around after about 3 mins and literally ran our way back to the safety of the sun/breeze. The trail itself (what little we saw) was beautiful but I would recommend avoiding it until bug season is over because they will swarm enough to ruin the 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.

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