La principale - TRAIL

La principale - Trail, Rougemont, Quebec

Is a hard climb,its about 6 or 7 kms but the descent worth the climb. Their a lots of variations in this trail; a lots of large incline slick rock, many jump spot, a lots of large and foot dept mud/water pound, a lots of steep section, their is also a 4 foot high rock band incline to 45 degree to negociate,and at the bottom of the trail their some ramp like that are fun to negociate in your turns.Their also a lots of trail intersections,many routes are possible.I recommended the trail peoples who are not bother to climb and are at least advanced skill because the steepest (but short) section is extreme.

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rockstarkill   Downhiller [Mar 15, 2005]

nothing i can say that hasn't already been said!i live in rougemont and i rode these trails two three times a week last summer and all i can say is that it's just about fun and action there's a couple of secret hidden climbs that could make you cry for your mom(not much riders out of rougemont knows where it is)i really like going down in these trails it's fast and there's a couple rocks and man made jumps it's a bit technical lots of variation.you'll always find me there on weekends and you just can't complain as it is absolutely free to ride this mountain but remember to be very respectful with this environment

Similar Products Used: bromont for downhillers
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Simon   [May 03, 2000]

This is a pretty good Mountain bike trail. I used to train and race on it. The climbs aren't very difficult (unless you decide to push hard!), but the descents are pretty wicked! One descent is a 2-3 foot deep rain wash channel a bit like a Bob-sleigh track and is full of big rocks. Basically, once you're in it, there is no way of getting out, and it's too steep to stop. You have to just try to slow down. There is another wicked descent where you can build up to around 50 km/h and there are banks in the curves you can lean onto. It really wips! The only bad side to this trail is that it's full of rock. And I don't mean the loose kind. So when it rains, the rocks become very slippery. The trail also becomes litterally filled with mud after rain (mud holes 2 feet deep!)! I've raced it twice, and both times it was pouring (Uhhhh!). Anyways, if you like getting dirty, wait till it rains and this will be your paradise. Make sure to bring really grippy tires! Another problem is that there is often moto-crossers riding the train. They usually respect bikers, but the fumes sure give you a buz when your heart rate is beating around 180!

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Carl   [May 07, 2002]

You go up the first few slopes its abit easy but after a while it starts getting pretty damn hard especially the last slope! going down is very very fun & fast. your gonna see about half way up the mountaine there is a big 4 foot high rock take that while your going down!

Customer Service

go to the parking lot near the "caban a sucre" then keep on going up a large unpaved road wich will lead you to the mountaines begining then keep going up.

Similar Products Used: havent done any more
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Tom   [Aug 05, 2002]

There's a lot of trails on Rougemont Mountain. The best I can tell you is to check this website to get the map of the trails:

http://pages.infinit.net/endo99/rouge.html

The principale is a very difficult trail. It's hard going up and it's difficult to go down... From the parking lot, take the small trail on your left, not the gravel road and keep left on the different intersections. You'll have to pedal very hard to reach the top on a narrow, rocky and steep trail. Near the top, you'll see signs for the "Croix", which is the real summit (the last part is the gravel road to reach the summit). The view from there is incedible (it worth the extra effort to go there). After that, turn back, take the same trail and try not to kill yourself on the descent. Watch out for other riders, big rocks, and mud sections. The descent is very fast so have good brakes. There's not a lot of indications about the danger and there's not a lot of riders to help you, so be smart... If you don't go to the summit, continue on the Principale to the lake at the top. After that, the Principale will take you on the other side of the mountain and you'll go back to the parking lot by the trails at the bottom of the mountain. For my part, I prefer going uphill by the gravel road near the parking lot (less difficult and faster to climb than the Principale) and I start downhilling in the Principale. You can have a whole day of riding without taking the same trail twice at Rougemont !!! Finally, wear long pants and a long jacket, you'll understand me once you'll be there...

Customer Service

Take exit 37 of highway 10 direction "Marieville" and turn right on Route 112. From Route 112, take the "Chemin de Marieville" toward the mountain. At the end of this street, turn left on "Rang de la Montagne". Finally, after 2 or 3 km, turn right on "Chemin du Moulin" and go at the end to the parking lot.

Similar Products Used: After taking the principale, you can try the other trails. Be careful cause there's no maintenance of the trails, so you can meet trees on the trail. be sure to have a map, because you'll see dozens of small trails everywhere, so stay on the main all the time.
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Matsky   [Sep 08, 2002]

By far the best place I went this summer (except for Parc Tremblant). Their is so many trails, so much variety, very rocky, muddy and roots. The ascend is not to steepy(like in Tremblant), so many trails to explore. Some trails are very narrow and check out for those branches, they will surely let some marks on your arms.

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Shafted American   [Apr 29, 2003]

This is a trail not to waste your time with. So many baby heads, stream beds, the usual Quebec garbage strewn about, and not to mention the obnoxious dirt bike and 4 wheelers everywhere. The lake at the top would be nice if it weren't full of refuse. There are much better places out there, unless you live in St-Hyacinthe. If that is the case, do your best to enjoy this trail.

Customer Service

The other descriptions are accurate

Similar Products Used: Parc de Salines over by Walmart in St-Hyacinthe. It is actually a better trail system even though it has no elevation.
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