Pink Lake, King Mountain, Lauriault Loop is a 20.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gatineau, 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 September.

DISTANCE
20 km
ELEVATION GAIN
560 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

This is a well marked, numbered trail with a relatively large amount of people on it.  No bushwhacking required, nor is there any difficult terrain to traverse.  You can leave your advanced hiking gear in the car. Starting at the scenic Pink Lake trail (show up early because the parking lot tends to fill quickly), make your way to Moorside - the historic site also known as the Mackenzie King Estate which for 50 years served as the summer residence of Mackenzie King, Canada’s tenth and longest serving Prime Minister.  In 1950, he bequeathed his beloved estate to the people of Canada. The trail then hooks up with the King Mt. trail, which makes its way to the summit of the mighty King mountain (1129 ft). The final leg of the hike is on the  Lauriault trail which brings you to the Bridal Veil Falls. This is not a hard core hikers trail, BUT it is a beautiful walk  through the forest that offers many interesting diversions.   Due to the length, this trail will still require a certain degree of fitness.

2 months ago

Diverse, scenic and moderately challenging with steep inclines and stairs. The view from atop
King Mountain is worth seeing as well as the the many layers of Bridal Falls. Pink Lake was mildly busy with many people under-prepared for the terrain. Definitely worth exploring as individual sectors or together as one endeavor.

hiking
3 months ago

Modified the trek to make it easier to follow. Beautiful tour of pink a lake. Moderate and gradual incline to MacKenzie King Estate. Downhill wide trail back to trail 7. An 11k trek total. Nice Saturday afternoon stroll.

7 months ago

My favourite hiking trail in the Ottawa area. Beautiful in the fall!

9 months ago

beautiful views. easy and nice length of hike.