Explore the most popular birding trails in Parc de la Gatineau with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fun hike, beautiful waterfalls!

Fun hike, beautiful waterfalls!

Beautiful hike that takes you to the waterfalls and Carbide Wilson Ruins. I went on a prime hiking day weather wise and it was a Sunday. I was lucky to get a spot in the parking lot. There were so many people on the first part of the trail that takes you to the Ruins. The 2nd part going to Meech Lake not nearly as crowded. I definitely recommend this trail but be prepared for some ups and downs.

Great hike, a few ups and downs, last part near the ruins gets a bit tricky but otherwise the footing is easy. The ruins are great and are definitely worth checking out! They're surrounded by waterfalls from the nearby dam, very relaxing if you can get here when it's not busy! The trail was a bit wet and muddy in late May, so wear appropriate footwear. Great photography spot. Dog friendly.

trail running
1 month ago

Great walk. Always enjoy the ruins. Great trail behind the falls too!

Lovely and a very easy hike!

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

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!

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.

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 cool.

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!

Good little trail but...NO DOGS ALLOWED

Still my most-frequented and one of my favourite Trails ever!! Easy hiking, with a great view of Meech Lake along the way. The Ruins are basically a big playground and you can just walk all over the whole area, up the waterfalls, into the building, along the side of the water. Looks great from all angles and just stunning all year round! It's my favourite place to bring people who've never been to Gatineau park before. Love love love

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Took the pup on this hike and he quite enjoyed it, as did I. Not a super long hike, but enjoyable and the pup definitely slept the whole way home in the car!

Wide trail with some moderate elevation changes. Great reward at the end with the ruins and small waterfalls. Not overly strenuous but quite enjoyable

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