Looking for a great trail in Gatineau Park, Quebec? AllTrails has 71 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 47 moderate trails in Gatineau Park ranging from 2.2 to 22.8 miles and from 285 to 1,351 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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waterfall

The trail itself was fairly easy, despite the relentless mosquitos. Spelunking in the caves at the end was a really cool experience and a good way to cool off.

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

The trail is mostly wooded and there are several spots to stop and see water or enjoy the view from a lookout. Not for the faint of heart if it’s hot - it’s a steep climb in some places and a long way up.

its a beautiful little walk

hiking
6 days ago

Nice trail with some lovely lookout points. it took some time to get a parking spot on a Saturday.

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

walking
7 days ago

My favourite trail in the park. The lake is beautiful and easy to walk around. There are plenty of stairs and places to stop and relax. Numerous photo opportunities await you at this gem of Gatineau Park!

Super hike

hiking
closed
muddy
over grown
8 days ago

The loop is no longer present - when you come to the cabin it’s a dead end (we searched for a long time and asked others who have done it before). You can take the bike trail (black dotted line) to the other side of the loop but it cuts off about a 1/3 of the hike. Up until the cabin is a very nice and dry hike - afterwards it’s muddy and the path becomes not well defined. The route took us just under 1.5 hours. I’d recommend just doing an out and back after the cabin.

Absolutely amazing, perfect way to enjoy the summer and get a workout in. partially is doable by kids.

hiking
8 days ago

Perfect mix of challenge and scenery. Good training trail for beginner hikers.

trail running
9 days ago

Awesome trail if you’re new to trail running like me! Gave me a workout with all the stairs, but the beautiful scenery really helped to distract from the pain. Not super crowded, and there were nice little path moments of solitude. I did get turned around a couple of times due to all the off shoots, so make sure to keep your phone/gps handy!

The trail itself was very nice, but we could not find the ending part of the loop. There's no way this trail path is correct (maybe out-of-date?) We ended up exiting the trail at the end of the path and taking the street to return to the original departing point.

Very nice and peaceful, good views, relatively easy hike

Nice easy hike. Lots of tree roots. Add on a visit to the Mackenzie King Estate for a more interesting walk. The waterfall is underwhelming - at this time of year, anyway.

hiking
14 days ago

Great indication of where the path is. Very steep and rocky. Good trail to hike in about 2 hours. Somewhat buggy, but otherwise amazing.

nature trips
14 days ago

Possibly the most beautiful and easily accessible loops in the park. Perfect for a stroll with friends. Not great for wildlife as there are lots of people and most of the way is boardwalk. There are lots of stairs and it's a bit too long if you are hoping to stop and look at things on the way. You can see the fish from the trail. There are no bats in the mine.

hiking
14 days ago

I started around 11:00 a.m. when the trails were somewhat busy with other hikers. Early July and a little breeze made it so the bugs weren't too bad but I'd still recommend bringing bug spray! The trail is super well marked with numbered signs showing the trail number (36) and is also well shaded most of the way through. I ended up going quite a bit further than the mapped trail. The further you go, the less people you see. Most are there to see the ruins and falls which are pretty early on in the route. Some hills and steep-ish inclines but nothing too crazy. Bring a camera because the waterfalls and Carbide ruins are a beautiful sight!

Awesome trail that’s almost entirely shaded! All uphill (quite steep) on the way in, loop at the top is relatively flat, and downhill on the way out. Bugs were nonexistent if you kept moving! Views aren’t too crazy but it’s a great workout. I’d recommend stopping at the top lookout on trail 6 rather than Wattsford’s lookout, there’s a better view up there.

hiking
rocky
14 days ago

Moderately challenging uphill hike with rewarding views and beautiful scenery the entire way. Took us a bit more than three hours to do the entire thing, but we were going at a slow pace with a toddler in a backpack. Loved the fire tower.

Overall, this trail is awesome. It even features a hidden (well, not THAT hidden) gem of Gatineau Park, the Carbide Willson Ruins. I would have given 5 stars if it wasn't for the first 1.5 km portion of Giant's Trail that is way overgrown, and therefore not so pleasant. I will definitely do this trail again this fall.

hiking
17 days ago

It wasn't that difficult of a trail in terms of incline. The view from the top was also very nice. You could see the Ottawa Skyline and some of the Gatineau countryside.

It was a nice walk around the lake. It is rather crowded though, and the noise certainly affects the amount of wildlife you encounter.

hiking
19 days ago

One of my favorite trails in Gatineau park

Heavily trafficked but a cool area to explore

hiking
bugs
20 days ago

A really solid intermediate trail. We chose this one for a Canada Day hike as we expected it to be not heavily trafficked and were not disappointed. The bugs were out and biting, but were tolerable with spray. The trail has fairly good tree coverage, so you get decent shade even in the height of the day. Along the way there is one rest/sos station that you can break with shelter and outhouse style bathrooms. The trail ends at a nice little beach that you can swim at if you’d like to refresh, or for those who like to feel as though their hikes have a destination. I would definitely recommend checking out this trail.

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