13.2 miles
1,373 ft
-2,182 ft
1,319 ft
High Point

Trail #1 Details

Gatineau Park Trail #1 is multi use trail/ maintenance access road for most of it's length. Several of the parks cabins are accessible from the trail (Keogan, Shilly Shally, Huron, Western and McKinstry) as well as the very popular Champlain Lookout.

The #1 trail starts with a very steep climb near Old Chelsea and then turns into a moderate "blue square" trail with lots of hill climbing and descending until the end at the Luskville Fire Tower.

Be aware that some of the hills occasionally sustain water damage and can have deep ruts running through them (the Kingsmere climb in particular). As well there are long stretches of the trail with a gravel top layer that reduces traction.

Please be courteous to the other trail users as you can get going very fast on some of the down hills. This is a popular hiking trail for the entire length due to the many connecting hiking trails.

Access Info

If you are starting from Old Chelsea you can park in the Chelsea parking/picnic area next to L'Orée du Boris restaurant on Notch Rd and at the Gatineau Park Visitors Center on Scott Street. You can find the Gatineau Park map on the links on this page.

More Stats for Trail #1 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -809 ft
  • Altitude min
    443 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,252 ft
  • Altitude end
    443 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4.7 miles
  • Distance down
    6.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.5 miles
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on Sep 11, 2016
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail #1 Trail Reports

Sep 11, 2016 @ 3:17pm
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Routes with this trail

Gatineau park Trail #32, #3, #1, #1b, #33, 40#, #1 and 14# loop
13.9 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag carbonpro (Sep 8, 2016 at 8:12)
 Great trail to get you around in the Gatineau park and connect with other trail to make different loop.

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