Three-season trails

(April 15 to November 15)

With 165 kilometres of hiking trails, as well as must-see attractions, Gatineau Park is a prime destination for outdoor activities.

Come and enjoy Canada’s Capital conservation park for a hike or walk, and reconnect with nature.
* Hiking and walking at night are not recommended.

Note: Gatineau Park’s parkways and access roads are sometimes closed to motor vehicles to support recreation in the Park. Plan your visit.

DunlopEasy
0.5 km (15 min)
Dogs allowed.
Starting Point: Dunlop Picnic Area

A pleasant little trail that follows Fortune Creek. Has a picnic area.

Dogs on leash are allowed on the trail, but are not permitted at the picnic area.

Universally accessible.

Lac des Fées - Easy
1.0 km (20 min)
Dogs allowed.
Starting Point: Lac des Fées parking lot

Interpretive trail with lookout. Great trail for birding, along the shore of Lac des Fées, close to downtown. 

Does not meet universal accessibility standards.

Pioneers - Easy
1.3 km loop (25 min)
Dogs allowed.
Starting Point: P3

Interpretive trail that highlights the history of settlers in the Outaouais region and the Park’s forest diversity.

Universally accessible.

Sugarbush - Easy
1.9 km loop (30 min)
Dogs allowed.
Starting Point: Visitor Centre

A nice walk through the forest near the Visitor Centre. Has a picnic area.

Dogs on leash are allowed on the trail, but are not permitted at the picnic area.

Universally accessible.

Champlain - Medium
1.1 km loop (30 min)
Dogs allowed.

Explores the top of the Eardley Escarpment at Champlain Lookout. Along the trail, you can learn about the unique plants that grow on the Escarpment. Stop at the Champlain Lookout, and learn about the geological history of the area.

Does not meet universal accessibility standards.

Pink Lake - Medium
2.3 km loop (1 hr.)
No dogs allowed.
Starting Point: Pink Lake parking lot

Loops around a beautiful meromictic lake with turquoise waters. Note that the ecosystem in this area is delicate and protected. The trail has a lookout and interpretation panels. There are several sets of stairs.

For conservation reasons, dogs are not permitted on this trail.

Does not meet universal accessibility standards.

Waterfall and Lauriault - Medium
3.5 km loop (1hr.15 min)
Dogs allowed.
Starting Point: Lauriault parking lot; Waterfall Trail parking lot;
P6
(Mackenzie King Estate)

Former prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King’s favourite trails on his estate. Take in the lookout on the Lauriault Trail and, in the spring, the lovely Bridal Veil Falls. Has a picnic area.

Dogs on leash are allowed on the trail, but are not permitted at the picnic area.

Does not meet universal accessibility standards.

King Mountain - Hard
1.8 km loop (1 hr.)
No dogs allowed.
Starting Point: King Mountain parking lot

Leads to the top of the Eardley Escarpment, 300 m above the Ottawa Valley. The trail features 10 lookouts, and a series of interpretation panels providing information about the forest environment along the trail.

For conservation reasons, dogs are not permitted on this trail.

Does not meet universal accessibility standards.

Luskville Falls - Hard
4.2 km loop (2hr.30 min)
No dogs allowed.
Starting Point: Luskville Falls parking lot

A 290-metre climb up the rocky slope of the Eardley Escarpment leading to a fire tower; stunning view of the Ottawa Valley. Along the way, learn about plants and trees on the Escarpment, the most spectacular ecosystem in Gatineau Park. Has a picnic area.

For conservation reasons, dogs are not permitted on this trail.

Does not meet universal accessibility standards.

Skyline (Trails 30, 1 and 6) - Hard
5.3 km loop (2 hrs.)
Dogs allowed.
Starting Point: P7

A hilly trail with an elevation gain of 100 m, and several lookouts over the Outaouais.

Does not meet universal accessibility standards.

Wolf (Trail 62) - Hard
8.3 km loop (3 hrs.)
Dogs allowed.
Starting Point: P13 (Blanchet Beach)

A 220-metre climb up a steep trail through mature forest to Tawadina Lookout. Has a picnic area. Near Blanchet Beach (Meech Lake).

Dogs on-leash are allowed on the trail, but are not permitted at the beach or picnic area.

Does not meet universal accessibility standards.

Lusk Cave - Hard
8.5 km loop (4hrs.30 min)
Dogs allowed.
Starting Point: Parent Beach parking lot

Starting at the campground, this hilly trail follows the shore of Philippe Lake and leads to a marble cave which is open to the public. In the cave itself, water levels can be as high as a metre or more. It is recommended that cave explorers bring an extra pair of shoes, a flashlight and a safety helmet. Sandals and rubber boots are not recommended footwear. Has a picnic area.

Dogs on leash are allowed on the trail, but are not permitted at the campground, beach or picnic area.

Does not meet universal accessibility standards.

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