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Lac des Fes

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Hard, technical, extremely rocky singletrack. Loads of fun, but not fast. Don't go when it's raining. One super steep hill, nothing else too major. Short on-road section to bypass a swamp.
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Latitude
45.44026044177699
Longitude
-75.75347900390625
Trail Directions
Take the Ottawa River bike path west on the Hull side, cross the street by the University and doughnut shop, take the bike path north-ish until you get to the Lac des Fes signs. Turn onto the LdF path and ride approx 150 m. Trail starts as a tiny break in the grass. You'll probably miss it the first time.
Trail Length
5/6 km
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ottawa ON/Hull PQ
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Peterjd66 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode in there today with a friend of mine and were pretty stoked when we found some really cool single tracks with pretty technical areas like narrow treed paths, with a few big rocks and stuff to jump and some go along the cliff with some tough short climbs. We measured one drop off at about four feet and did not attempt because my hardtail would have killed me on the landing. The trails are not bad for trying things but the flow is bad due to barely rideable spots that could be easily altered with some garden tools. Fun for an afternoon off - playin hooky from work :)

Recommended Route:
Try any paths leading off the paved path and you'll eventually find the good ones.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gatineau ... right next door to this one.



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Review Date
March 10, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Allen Macaulay , from Toronto, ON

Summary:
Rode here a lot while I was going to University in Ottawa, but haven't been there in a while so I can't remember how to get on the trails. Fun, rocky singletrack trails, some of them quite narrow and on cliff edges. There's some drops and stair steps too, and you can use some rocks to launch and get air. A bit short, but good for technical riding when wet.

Recommended Route:
Take the paved path near the lake, you'll see trails branching off to the side. Take those trails and follow them

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pretty much all the trails in Gatineau Park. Great mix of everything.



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Review Date
July 30, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dangerous Darrin , from Cape Breton

Summary:
Oh bey, did I ever like this trail eh! Once I did this trail, I was happier than a sheep at my 16th birthday party. This trail was great eh, it was tough in some spots eh bey was it tough..at one point there was a rock in the middle of the trail..yep tough. In fact I wrote a little Cape Breton ditty: I's de bey that rides my bike,
I's de bey that build it. Most people call it a trike,
but dat don't bodder me a bit. I's de bey that rides me bike,
I's de bey that fell off it,
Jumped a log and skinned me knee,
who ever heard of trying to jump a tree? I's de bey that likes Lake de Fees,
I's de bey that skinned me knees
On dis hard little trail!! Yep, bey o bey is it ever good. In fact I spilled me glass of celebratory wine I was so excited after dis trail. Hey anyone ever heard of the Cape Breton catwalk? I hear it is the only two wheel catwalk ever attempted east of the rockies.

Recommended Route:
Just like the bey down dere seys, foller de route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sheep herder.



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Review Date
July 2, 1999

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Terrible Terry D , from North Van, BC

Summary:
With all do respect to the individual who submitted this trail....it sucks. First off, you are not supposed to ride bikes on this trail. Secondly to call this advanced is a joke...a crying shame.



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Review Date
May 25, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: MrGooda , from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Summary:
Fun, fun, fun. Never a dull moment. Thrills, challenges, etc. Very rocky, and extremely slippery in the rain. I had a painful wipeout last time I rode it in the rain. Go to have fun, do a couple laps, than head on to the Gatineau visitor centre and have them find you another trail. Trail is marked badly, so only a four out of five

Recommended Route:
From LdF bike path, clockwise around the lake.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Roller Coaster (#5?)



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