Hiking Trails of Ottawa Guide Book

by Michael Haynes (Goose Lane Editions)
Hiking Trails of Ottawa  by Michael Haynes

292pp/maps/images/desc
ISBN: 978-0864924841

Collected here, for the first time, are the best hiking routes in the National Capital Region, including Gatineau Park, Ottawa’s Greenbelt, brand new trails at Manitou Mountain, and Eastern Ontario’s most outstanding provincial parks (Frontenac, Charleston, and Murphy’s Point), as well as gems hidden in the neighbouring Canadian Shield and Laurentian Highlands. All fifty routes are located within a roughly 100-km radius of Ottawa, all within easy reach. Michael Haynes provides GPS coordinates to the trailheads and cell phone coverage gaps on each trail, and his “Trails at a Glance” section highlights each route’s length, suggested completion time, permitted uses, entry fee, and degree of difficulty (ranging from easy walks to demanding hikes), as well as information on the conditions under which pets may or may not be permitted.

© 2010 Michael Haynes/Goose Lane Editions. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Trails of Ottawa" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: Few hikes will provide you with the opportunity to sample as many recreational resources as this does. You begin and end on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your walk, you will b ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Kingston, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.9
... Preview: Charleston Lake Provincial Park comprises more than 2,500 hectares (6,100 acres) of crown land scattered on the shores and islands of large Charleston Lake. This is a phenomenally popular summer desti ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Kingston, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25
... Preview: Cycloparc PPJ is a 92 km (57.5 mi) recreational trail located entirely within the Pontiac Regional County Municipality. This essentially rural community, fewer than 15,000 people spread over an area o ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.25
... Preview: The Forêt-la-Blanche Ecological Reserve was officially established in 2008 to protect the great diversity of plant life found in the Outaouais region. Within its 2,052 hectares (5,070 acres), several ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: Pick up the colourful Doe Lake guide, $1 (2009), at the Park Office before you start; it provides an excellent social and natural history that adds considerably to the experience. Although Frontenac P ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Kingston, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Frontenac Provincial Park is an outstanding wilderness resource nestled in the most rugged of Canadian Shield terrain between Ottawa and Kingston. Relatively small compared to Gatineau Park, at only 5 ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Kingston, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 17.5
... Preview: East of Ottawa between the Ottawa and St. Lawrence rivers, the terrain is almost as flat as the prairies. Covered by the waters of the Champlain Sea only 10,000 years ago, this vast plain, dotted with ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: Originally constructed in 1880 as the home for an Irish immigrant family trying to farm the thin soil of the Gatineau Hills, Herridge Shelter is now a yearround destination for thousands of outdoor en ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Wakefield, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25
... Preview: Renfrew County sits on the boundary between southern and northern Ontario, and that borderline makeup shows in its geography, which features productive farmland near the Ottawa River and forested Cana ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: The 2.5 km (1.6 mi) King Mountain Trail loop starting from Lac Black is one of the most popular trails in Gatineau Park and features some of its most highly structured boardwalks and stair systems. Th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Chelsea, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This walk offers something for almost everyone, with the probable exception of the backcountry enthusiast. Your route passes next to picnic grounds, restaurants, and a swimmable lake; provides scenic ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: William Lyon Mackenzie King was one of Canada’s greatest, and most fascinating, prime ministers. A master politician, and the longest ever to serve as prime minister at nearly 22 years, he was a lifel ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Caves are rare in the Canadian Shield, but in the Gatineau Valley there are pockets of marble, a rock that can be dissolved by water. Lusk Cave is one of these and is a popular destination at all time ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Wakefield, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: This trail is for those who like to climb — or who enjoy gasping for breath and speaking in very short sentences. In barely 2.5 km (1.6 mi), this path rises 270 m/yd, much of it over rocky, jagged ter ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Luskville, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: The 532 hectares (1,315 acres) of the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area include fields, forests, and wetlands surrounding a reservoir that was once known as the Back Pond, and are a provincially significant h ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Kingston, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.25
... Preview: Few trails are found on corporate property, but the Macnamara Nature Trail, created and maintained entirely by volunteers, wends through land owned by Nylene Canada Incorporated, whose plant is nearby ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This trail officially opened in June 2009, but it has quickly become known as one of the most admired local options for hiking enthusiasts. Climbing to the top of Dickson Mountain, the summit of the C ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Although not terribly long, the Marble Rock Trail passes through difficult terrain, including rocky, sometimes steep slopes. Navigation is its principal challenge, however, as one extended stretch cro ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Kingston, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Encompassing more than 12,000 hectares (29,500 acres), the Marlborough Forest is the third-largest municipally owned woodland in Ontario — even larger than the Larose Forest east of Ottawa. Ownership ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.75
... Preview: The trails at Mer Bleue are situated on parallel ridges separated by extensive wetlands and make up two stand-alone networks. The ones profiled here — trails 50, 51, and 52, — are organized into three ... From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of Ottawa"
Ottawa, ON - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.25