Carbide Willson Ruins and Meech Lake Falls

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Carbide Willson Ruins and Meech Lake Falls is a 4.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chelsea, Quebec, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
169 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

historic site

hiking
5 days ago

Lovely and a very easy hike!

7 days ago

Nice easy hike

15 days ago

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

hiking
18 days ago

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

27 days ago

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.

hiking
27 days ago

An enjoyable, easy hike. A good trail if you’re looking for a short weeknight hike.

hiking
29 days ago

easy hike to the ruins and falls!

hiking
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

Had a fantastic time! Dogs swam and the hike was beautiful the ruins are really cool.

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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 so cool, and the falls are very pretty. Bring your bathing suit and a picnic to this spot!

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail. Well maintained. Light traffic

2 months ago

Nice easy hike but super busy. There are a few trails off the main on you can do

hiking
2 months ago

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!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Majestic walk. One of the best in Gatineau Park. My K9 and I loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

Two steep hills. A great trail. Nice views of lake. The ruins and waterfall make the trek worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

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!

3 months ago

Fairly easy walk out to the ruins. Dogs are allowed on the trail. Ruins are worth the trip!

hiking
5 months ago

Good little trail but...NO DOGS ALLOWED

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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!

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Love taking the off trail way to the ruins. Right after the bridge follow the small path to the right beside the water. Leads to the ruins as long as you stay near the water. Wonderful views of the lake.

hiking
10 months ago

Perfect

10 months ago

A beautiful hike, steep hills, mostly paved . There are no signs to tell you the direction so I recommend a map. The waterfall and ruins are a hidden gem in Gatineau park . A few places to swim . Would definitely do this again

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Easy to do with kids and dogs. The ruins are worth the walk

walking
11 months ago

it is a 1 km walk in each direction from P11.
The hill has a steep incline than it levels off, 1/2 way in there are rocks and tree roots
that stick up in a few places.

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