Lac Philippe

MODERATE 2 reviews
#15 of 40 trails in

Lac Philippe is a 9.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pontiac, Quebec, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
9.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
201 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

walking
1 month ago

This trail is nice as it follows Lac Phiippe and the fall colours are very pretty. A couple of negatives though:
1. The crowds! I was hoping that because the trail is in the Lac Philippe sector and not off the champlain parkway it would be less busy this time of year (October). Nope! Very busy. So you never get that true you-alone-in-the-woods feel.
2. In the fall they close the road at Breton beach. That means you have to walk through a series of beaches before you get to the trail. Of course the walk is also pretty but it would be nice if they left the road open all the way to parent beach so half the walk wasn't actually the walk to the trail.
Still, overall, very beautiful fall colours up here and the lake itself is nice

hiking
4 months ago