Cross Loop

MODERATE 14 reviews
#15 of 59 trails in

Cross Loop is a 6.9 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Farm Point, Quebec, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
192 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

The trail starts in a majestic field with views of the forest that most of the trail traverses. Follow the lightly used trail leading North, ascending and descending the rolling hills, and crossing a stream over a footbridge. The trail enters the forest and meets a old gravel road (Chemin Cafferty). The trail becomes moderately used and follows the Southwest shoreline of Lac Carman. You will notice there is a firepit area along here. Afterwards, the trail plunges back into the forest and includes a few scrambles and some muddy patches depending on the time of year. Towards the end of the trail, it opens back up into the field with beautiful views. At this point, the trail head is easy to spot and return to. The trail is open year-round and great for snowshoeing.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is actually 12km long. We started at P15 next to Cross Loop Road; parking is on the road. In a few hundred meters we turned right on to #71 trail in a field with long grass, all the way to Cafferty Road. There were lots of wet creek crossings along the way. We turned left on Cafferty Road, going to Lac Carman. The trail #71 then turns left and winds its way up and down the hill, crossing many streams and wet spots all the way to an intersection with trail #70. Turning left to #70, down the hill, brings you back to P15.

3 months ago

Not well marked for the entrance. We actually started at a gated road more by the highway & the first P15 sign. We had a 10 year old & a 5 year old with us. It was muddy/ somewhat rocky and some steep climbs. We loved it! Long walk back to our car but it was ok. It ended up being about 8k and took us 2h53.

hiking
4 months ago

You need to park on the gravel road, so stop wherever you see a trail head. I started at p15. Nice lake with camping spot at far end.

hiking
7 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.

hiking
9 months ago

Great Hike.
This time of year you don't need snowshoes. There are handful of steep ascent and descent, so you may need hiking poles for traction. Or you can old school and walk along the snow adjacent to the trail for more traction when ascending or descending.

hiking
10 months ago

I had planned to snowshoe but the trail was too packed down. Instead I hiked with poles - was difficult but very pretty. Some very steep sections where I wished I had cleats.

hiking
Monday, January 15, 2018

Very enjoyable route for snowshoeing. Some steep slopes that are challenging in winter but the varied terrain makes for a rewarding route that travels through different patches of forest and open field. There is also a fire pit and wood available at Lac Carman should a rest be needed.

Connects with a number of other snowshoeing trails to the north and south.

hiking
5 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

snowshoeing
11 months ago

recorded P15, 71

snowshoeing
Saturday, January 28, 2012