Pink Lake Trail Loop

EASY 32 reviews
#3 of 37 trails in

Pink Lake Trail Loop is a 2.1 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kilroy Crescent, Quebec, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
65 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Pink Lake Trail is a very easy hike that most people can do in about an hour. It's a wonderful hike with beautiful views of the blue green lake. This hike involves a lot of stairs so you will want to leave your bikes and strollers behind. The area is popular and sees a lot of tourism, so you may want to arrive at the trailhead early to get a parking spot. Pink Lake is a unique lake in that it has a bright green color, especially in the summers due to algae that grows in the water. Pink Lake is a meromictic lake, meaning that the layers of water do not mix, which has caused the bottom of the lake to completely lack oxygen. Some of the species of fish that live in the lake are believed to be prehistoric. One unique fish that lives in the lake is a freshwater three-spined stickleback fish. In an effort to preserve the lake, swimming and pets are not allowed.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
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walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail to get outside with people who aren't super hikers. Has beautiful views in all seasons. Way too many people on weekends. A light hike/walk - there are stairs too. Done this many times.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Love this place :)

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Not much of a challenge but very scenic. It is quite busy with families, children, and tourists stopping to take pictures and can be muddy after rain.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I biked up to this trail from downtown Ottawa but forgot to bring a lock forcing me to carry the bike around the lake. This was not a problem as the trail and stairways are wide enough to do this while still being able to pass others. Beautiful views and plenty of information and signage.

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Very nice trail

3 months ago

i used to work as a nature interpreter in gatineau park and pink lake is worth it

3 months ago

nice easy trail, no dogs allowed though...

4 months ago

Great trail for a beginner like me! Lots of stairs but the view alone is worth it!

4 months ago

it's not so much a trail but a series of stairs