Gatineau Park - Trail, Chelsea, Quebec

Gatineau Park - Trail, Chelsea, Quebec

DESCRIPTION

These trails very from single track to fire roads. The trails are mostly for beginners. There is minimal trail maintenance that I have seen. Over the years the NCC has allowed the trails to ware and be overgrown so in spots you will be cutting it close when people are riding towards you. There are "speed trenches" (most people use bumps, but these are trenches) on the fastest parts of some trails and beware of pylons which are an escape goats for fixing a slope of melon sized stones that are even difficult to run up. On the other hand there are some fun single track trails to ride, the fun ones are the ones with no bike signs. If your in town give it a shot. If you like to ride the crazy shit look up MO and The Whale.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 10, 2011]
tpm7
Weekend Warrior

Trails 25 and 15 near Pink Lake. These trails are really good, technical, rocky and rooty. Downside is that they are quite wide from people walking them in certain areas. I'm not sure what trails these old reviews from 2002 refer to but the trails around pink lake are definitely not what I would call beginner at all. It's a good fun technical trail in this area. By no means the hardest but its a fun ride.

Customer Service

The trailhead is a good 30min (~11km) ride from downtown (to trail 26, which is pretty much fire road difficulty). From trail 26 follow the paved path to trail 25. (There are unmarked trails off of the paved path that I have yet to try). Overall for the rider in downtown that is without a car, this is the best option I have found to get some good riding in whenever you want.

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Haven't ridden others as they all require a car to get to from downtown or a long ride anyways. I've heard Kanata Lakes is good and Camp Fortune. I ride what's accessible and trails 15 and 25 do not disappoint.

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4
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3
[Aug 07, 2002]
Old Staff

Don't eat at Chelseas. No really. They have a filthy kitchen and fridge.

Similar Products Used:

Mo & The Whale

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3
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[Sep 30, 2002]
Joe

Watch out for Ranger Rick.. if you're caught off the boring trails and on something a little more fun (And closed to MTB) you can get a $100 fine!

Customer Service

None... the NCC has basically closed all the decent MTB trails to bikes, and made them Hiker Only. The trails you are allowed on, are 8 feet wide and basically an unpaved path... very beginner stuff.

Similar Products Used:

Kanata Lakes, Camp Fortune.

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1
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