Hickory Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gatineau, Quebec, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


Please note: Dogs are allowed on this trail from April 15th to November 30th

Thu Jan 31 2019

very easy, pretty, mostly flat. a nice quick final walk on your way home from the park

Sun Dec 09 2018

Completed a portion of this trail as part of a longer snowshoe adventure. Beautiful forested area connecting to numerous other park trails. Shared with snow bikers in the winter so be mindful if you venture out.

Wed Aug 29 2018

Short and easy trail through the forest. Unfortunately the parking lot at the trail head is blocked off and I hear it’s been blocked off for a while. I’m not sure why. I had to park on Grives and access the trailhead from there by taking a trail at the side of Chemin de Montaigne. Nice trail to get there though.

Sat Feb 18 2017

For toddlers this is a 5 star trail. One half of the trail has old growth trees and the other half has newer growth. There are interpretative panels explaining the different trees. It's a short trail but beautiful in the fall. Very gentle and perfect for little kids. Unfortunately it seems the trail has been closed the last few years and the parking lot is blocked off. Maybe Gatineau Park is trying to regenerate the trail?

21 days ago

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Sun Oct 28 2018