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Gatineau Park

Average Rating:    (2.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

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.
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Latitude
45.54867850352087
Longitude
-75.8935546875
Trail Directions
Get on the 5 in Hull, then get off in Chelsea. Go to the visiters center for overpriced map if you don't want to use the ones at the parkinglots.
Trail Length
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Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Chelsea
State/Territory/Province
Quebec
Zip/Postal Code
J9B 1R5
Country
Canada
Web Address
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 10, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tpm7 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
September 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Joe , from Ottawa, On

Summary:
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!

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kanata Lakes, Camp Fortune.



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Review Date
August 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Old Staff

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mo & The Whale



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