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Lauriault Trail Loop is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gatineau, Quebec, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 321 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Waterfall

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Getting There

The Waterfall Trail at the Mackenzie King Estate was the former prime ministers favourite wilderness walk. You can hike all or part of the loop formed by the Lauriault and Waterfall trails. Sights include the Bridal Veil Falls at the end of the Waterfall trail and a lookout on the Lauriault trail.

Free parking is available at the Lauriault and Mulvihill parking lots. There is a vehicle access fee when parking at the Mackenzie King Estate.

Champlain Parkway, Gatineau Park

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Reviews (246)
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Recordings (201)
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Imad Hannat
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Logan A.
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Hiking

Easy trail. Great for a nice walk.

Rachel Purdy
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HikingClosedGreat!

We had a great time doing this trail ! The main parking lot to start the trail is closed so we started at Mackenzie King Estate Parking ! Nice short trail took about an 1 hour to do with hills !! As for the waterfall ,there was no water in the fall

Karelle Trottier
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Facile, quelques insectes, la chute n’avait pas beaucoup d’eau, beau point de vue sur la vallée

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Angele Dumont
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Hiking

Beautiful well kept loop which is currently one way due to covid restrictions (see my recording). It includes the Mackenzie king estate, water falls a lake and a view point. Started and ended at the Mackenzie king parking lot. Probably very busy on weekends but on a Thursday afternoon, we only crossed a handful of people.

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Kim Atkins
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HikingBugsRocky

An easy trail with a handful of inclines. The waterfall was lacking, so that will have to be revisited in a more rainy season. It did have a good look out onto the water, many turtles, tadpoles, and fish swimming about. The look out from the hill was poor and blocked mostly by trees and the trail itself didn't have many notable spots. Good for a solid walk. Watch for rocks and bring bug spray.

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Christy Bloom
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HikingBugsMuddy

We did this one with the dog wear really good bug spray and good shoes. Great trail very nice look out point as well!

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Mustafa Ismail
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Jesse B.
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beautiful (but busy!) late winter hike. a few icy spots on hills. start of the trail is a bit tricky to find.

Arian Lee Platthy
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Quiet trail all to ourselves today, fairly easy to walk (with my dog). There were a few confusing turns and forks in the trails, and we lost ourselves for a minute, but quickly found our way again. Lookout was beautiful.

Zoya Flick
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Hiking

Nice, easy hike with some steep hills (but not for long). Plowed throughout winter, which made for packed down and slick hills to go up and down - fun to slide down though! Beautiful views! Took my 6month old pup and it was easy for him to traverse.

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Stacey Corriveau
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Hiking

Great trail to do with kids!

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Emily Dibdin
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Hiking

Great easy winter hike. Beautiful groomed trails. Park at P6.

Shaun Antle
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great trail especially after a massive snowfall. was very well cleared. that said, if coming from Ottawa area, you can take an Uber out ($30), but will need to take a taxi back in ($40). not being fr.around here and being a great little 5km hike, it was worth every penny!

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Sebastien Masse
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Good views and wide easy trail to hike

Pierre Gagne
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Christmas hike with my parents!!

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Barry Lam
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Samantha Ess
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S Amos
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Hiking

We used our micro-spikes walking the trail yesterday. The views are completely different now that there is a light dusting of snow and few leaves left on the trees. The waterfall is worth the short side trip and I understand it becomes increasingly spectacular as winter weaves her magic. I'll return for that experience. Rambunctious, off-leash large dogs were a little challenging as the ground was slippery underfoot and they seemed to delight in running into us. I love dogs but these three were out-of-control.

Jeff Alves
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Good trail - heavily wooded and easy walk, no real viewpoints

Kevin Chiasson
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Hiking

Fall season allowed for a beautiful hike on this lesser used pathway. Yellow, Orange & Red leaves covered the entire path and the smell of the forest was so calming! Having just completed the King Mountain trail that was packed with people, this one was the exact opposite, saw less than half a dozen others. The waterfall was more of a trickle during this time but can imagine the more impressive beauty during the spring as snow melts. Would definitely recommend!

Colin C.
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Hiking

Starts just behind the Mackenzie King estate. A pretty straightforward trek with an optional waterfall (though this was a bit disappointing when I went - maybe due to lack of rain recently). Lots of people walking their dogs. Nice view of the surrounding farms when you reach the top of the hill.

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Alex Thomas
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Amy P
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Beautiful trail with a lot of nice elements (lookout, water falls, tunnel, estate museum, small ups and downs). It’s my first hike in the area and already fall in love with it!

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