Lungbuster - TRAIL

Lungbuster - Trail, Hull, Quebec

The McKinstry part (the downhill section) is doubletrack with rocky and rooty parts. It can be extremely fast if you ease off the brakes. You can get into trouble if you don't keep your eye on the trail ahead. Once you get to the bottom you'll be on the road for 2 or 3 kilometres until you get to the O'Brien parking lot. You'll then travel on doubletrack for about 15km. It's hilly, with a lot of great climbs and fun downhills. You'll also enjoy the scenery. There are places to stop along the way, if you are so inclined. The last 5 or 6 kilometres of this part of the trail are fire road. Don't despair you'll soon get back to the hard stuff. Once you get to the signpost that says Wakefield, go right. You're now going to climb for a couple of kilometres. It gets real rocky in some places. Once you get to the top, it's all down hill (fast and rocky at times). You will then hit some singletrack until you get to Wakefield, Quebec. The return is a lot of fun. Once you get to the McKinstry trail (the downhill section in reverse) you need to be in shape. It's a 30 minute + steep uphill climb. In conclusion: If you ride this, bring along energy bars and a hydration pack with 2 water bottles. You'll need it, especially in the 90 degree summer heat. There is no name for this route, but I enjoy it because the first downhill section is so fast and fun. It's also a long ride that is varied and challenging. It will test your fitness level.

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DirtDog   [Nov 15, 1998]

Yup - long and gruelling ride. I used to do this route (or something similar to it) in my newbie days. It's still a relaxing alternative to the heavy duty technical riding I do now. the only precaution is keeping an eye out for targets (pedestrians) on the downhill section. Having said that, there are manyother routes in the park that offer the same challenges and distance that don't require driving the 30 or so kilometers (from downtown Ottawa) to the Champlain Lookout. Try riding up there from the park entrance and back instead - that's a good 75km round trip ride from where I live, and there's no shortage of fast doubletrack , up and down. I do that ride a few times a season for training.

Customer Service

I think John is referring to the McCloskey downhill - not McKinstry. McKinstry Lodge is about 7 or 8 km further up Trail #1 (almost to the firetower).

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