Luskville Falls Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews

Luskville Falls Trail is a 4.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pontiac, Quebec, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
303 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

bugs

rocky

scramble

no dogs

The Luskville Falls Trail has a 290-metre climb up the rocky slope of the Eardley Escarpment. At the top you have a superb view of the Ottawa River Valley. Along the way, learn about plants and trees on the escarpment, the most spectacular ecosystem in Gatineau Park. Dogs and pets are not permitted on the Luskville Falls Trail.

1 month ago

Very poorly marked. Very unsafe if you lose the trail which is very easy to do.

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1 month ago

A serious hike for the ottawa region. The nicest part of the hike is the first 2/3 when you are walking near the waterfall and scrambling up the rocks. However, you can continue on towards the fire tower. That's ok but a bit anti-climatic.

A negative of the trail is that the signage towards the fire tower is a bit poor. You have to cross the stream and it isn't as obvious as it should be.

Another negative is that we went on the Victoria Day weekend and it was crazy busy. I have never seen a trail this busy in Gatineau Park - and that includes the main trails in the park during the Thanskgiving weekend. The sheer volume of people takes one star away from the trail. Otherwise I would probably rank it 5 stars as it was quite varied and interesting.

hiking
2 months ago

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to hiking, so I hard to rest throughout the hike as it's quite the ascent. Absolutely loved it.

hiking
2 months ago

Wasn't able to do the full hike today because of unforseen circumstances, but I'll definitely be back.

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2 months ago

Great trail for a good workout steep ascent if you take the harder route! Lots of fun!

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3 months ago

Great trail. Was a bit muddy and still some snow and ice, but overall pretty fun!

6 months ago

I like hiking on this trail for elevation gained similar to many high peaks in ADK NY. It’s good for preparing before heading to high peaks.

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8 months ago

Beautiful trail with gorgeous waterfalls in the spring and early summer. Quite a challenge in some areas and a great workout!

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8 months ago

Would probably be better in the spring when the water levels are higher and the falls are heavier! Still, a nice short hike, not far from Gatineau. Quick climb, scenic views!

8 months ago

Gorgeous trail in the fall. Was quite busy on a Sunday, Oct 22nd.

Found it quite challenging with a baby carrier, but thoroughly enjoyed it!

Very rocky and steep!

9 months ago

Tough climb but worth it!

hiking
10 months ago

Challenging hike with lots of steep and rocky places along the trail. Numerous spots along the way for great photos of the creek and falls. Beautiful view of the valley from the top. Very buggy so bring nets, bug spray or do as I did and just keep moving! * Please Note: Currently there is no informational signage about the surrounding area as the NCC has removed them all.

hiking
10 months ago

Very intense for novice hikers, but the river can be used to cool off , views are fantastic and trail never gets boring.

hiking
11 months ago

nice trail with a good challenging climb.

hiking
11 months ago

We dressed in long sleeves and hiking pants and sprayed for mosquitos, black flies etc. And we saw few! Most of the trail was marked fairly well. We had 4 instances on the return back where we were off path, met other people looking too, but in a short period found our way again. The terrain initially and at the end requires you to watch your steps very closely. You don't want to fall onto jutting rocks or exposed roots! Take your time for sure. I will come back in a different season, it's great outdoor exercise!

hiking
11 months ago

Best in the area! Your legs take a pounding on the way down but worth it for the views.

11 months ago

Lovely run. Hilly. Well worth it. We had alot of fun!

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Great trail! Very nice views from the top. Intense workout for novice hikers.

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

An enjoyable hike, with a couple of nice lookouts, that we accomplished in about 2.5hrs including time for photographs and a snack. The blackflies were bad, especially near the fire tower.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

First km straight up the escarpment then relatively flat from there. About 5 km from parking lot to an SOS cabin complete with picnic tables, wood stove and outdoor facilities. Cabin was down a gravel road past the fire lookout tower. Good hike - but black flies were insane so dress appropriately. Some trails closed due to seasonal floods.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Loved this hike! More of a challenge than I expected. Can't wait to go back :)

Friday, June 02, 2017

Great trail close to the city. Good training for bigger climbs. Nice views on the way up. Fire tower at the top. Good mix of terrain. Great for trail running. Moderate difficulty.

hiking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Really enjoyed the hike. I was looking for something that was a bit more challenging than Pink Lake or King Mountain - this def was it. Good workout.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Great trail. Dogs are NOT allowed.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Beautiful waterfall and a decent incline. The fire tower was interesting.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Not dog friendly!!!

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Really good trail! Only took us about 2 hours to do the whole thing. I didn't find it too challenging but I would not recommend this to anyone who can't handle hills or climbing rocks.

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Challenging trail with beautiful views. Beautiful in the spring with all the waterfalls. Will definitely do it again maybe in tha fall with all the colours.

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Easy, good for family, kids

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Challenging hike, summit is somewhat underwhelming, but the hike itself it's very nice.

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