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La principale

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

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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Latitude
45.43363548747066
Longitude
-73.037109375
Trail Directions
From the town of Rougemont,take rang de la grande caroline (a well known street in town).The parking lot is very small (about for ten car)is about 6 kms from the town and it is along the mountain. Is about 200/300 meters after the street's only maple factory.The Parking lot is at your left.From the parking lot start your ride on the dirt road and the your first right intersection and then you enter on the forest and you are on the principale go straight on it until you arrive at the lac st-damase (about 4 km)just before (100 meters)the lake the trail turn to right go trought the way and you will arrive on a fire road.From there you have two options go to the summit (1 km away)or do a u turn and do your descent.
Trail Length
about 6 kms
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Rougemont
   


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Review Date
March 15, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: rockstarkill ,  Downhiller

Summary:
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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
bromont for downhillers



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Review Date
April 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

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Reviewed by: Shafted American

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
The other descriptions are accurate

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
September 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Matsky , from Montreal

Summary:
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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Review Date
August 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Tom , from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Summary:
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...

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
May 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Carl , from Candiac Quebec Canada

Summary:
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!

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
havent done any more



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