Hiking: Massif Trail Loop

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Fees: $9.00 Level: Moderate Parking: Yes Services: Yes

This is a 11.6 km loop hike with an elevation gain of 412 m. The trail is located in Notre Dame de la Merci in the Parc Regional de la Foret Ouareau . The drive from Montreal is about an 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The hike is moderate and I suggest taking the loop clockwise that way you will be in the more difficult part of the trail at the beginning and will come back on a road like trail. At 2.5km you will go for a steep climb of 220 m for 1.8 km.

There are several forks on the trail but they have sign at each intersection and some have maps that make it easy to follow and stay on track. There are quite a few nice view points of the Massif and on the final portion a few nice view points on lakes.

Very nice trail, I used hiking boots and poles and it was very muddy it even had water puddles if you want to use shoes keep that in consideration.

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BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD

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