The Lusk Cave Trail

EASY 24 reviews
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The Lusk Cave Trail is a 10.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pontiac, Quebec, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10 km
ELEVATION GAIN
212 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

Please note: Dogs are allowed on this trail from April 15th to November 30th

22 days ago

I took my 13 year old and 7 year old on this hike. It was long but fairly easy. Going through the cave made it totally worth it but be prepared with water shoes and headlamp to get through the cave.

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1 month ago

Did this last weekend starting counterclockwise (so through the marsh first) and was stalked by a SWARM of deer flies for the first 4km or so, to the point where I almost turned back and threw in the towel at one point. I was wearing DEET bug spray but clearly it wasn't enough to deter the pests. I spent most of the 4km waving my arms around me CONSTANTLY to stop them from landing on me and biting, and by doing short running bursts to try and lose the cloud, which was very annoying and pretty exhausting but a good workout in hindsight considering the rest of the hike was very easy.

If you decide to do this hike, I'd recommend a bug net and thick hiking clothing to prevent them from biting through your clothes (Lululemon leggings are NOT adequate protection! as I learned the hard way...). Bringing a can of bugspray with you to spray as you go probably wouldn't be a bad idea either, unless you don't mind waving your arms constantly and bursting out in a sprint every now and again.

The bugs let up at about 5-6 kms in though and the hike is pretty nice after that. It's relatively flat so pretty easy but makes for a good trail run since it's pretty well worn (not too many snags or rocks).

Best part: Bring your bathing suit and jump in the lake to freshen up at the end of your hike!

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1 month ago

A bit busy mid-May. Easy for a beginner hiker. Nice places to stop.

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1 month ago

Did the hike clockwise and loved it. Ended up doing 12k by time the excursions off-loop were done. Was absolutely beautiful! The end maybe easier for sure but a nice reward along the lake. That and a momma dear with her 2 little ones! There were bear sightings today by some other people closer to the campground FYI.

Maybe not do it again but still glad I did. It's a nice long walk, but in the end reaaaally easy. Not too crowded if you go for the loop.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

One of the best trails in the area just make sure to bring a headlamp and clothes you don't mind getting wet in!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

beautiful Saturday walk....parked at parent beach, extended the walk by swinging out to lusk lake. little wet in places bit lots of fun.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Fun and easy early season hike. Parked at P19. Gorgeous afternoon with lots of options to extend the length.

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