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MOUNTAIN ROAD TRAILS

Spring: **  Summer: **  Fall: **  Winter: **

        Independent Directions to this Site: From where Boulevard St-Raymond or Highway 148 meets Chemin Pink, take Pink Road 0.9 km westward to Chemin de la Montagne Nord. Turn right or northwest onto it and drive 0.6 km to just beyond Rue de la Brise. Park at a pulloff just beyond the powerlines for the trailhead on the right.
        Eardley Escarpment & Gatineau Park Northwest Route Directions: From where Boulevard St-Raymond or Highway 148 meets Chemin Pink, take Pink Road 0.9 km westward to Chemin de la Montagne Nord. Turn right or northwest onto it and drive 0.6 km to just beyond Rue de la Brise. Park at a pulloff just beyond the powerlines for the trailhead on the right.
Map of Mountain Road Trails area
Map of Mountain Road Trails area
        Site Description and Birding Information: Before starting any route on this side of the Ottawa River, it is wise to check the bird line of Le club des ornithologues de l'Outaouais (COO) at 819-778-0737.
         This trailhead provides access to a good variety of habitat and several trails to explore. The trail branches almost immediately to the left (northwest) and right (southeast). The northwest trail climbs up and along the escarpment, going through maturing deciduous woodland. The southeast route branches after a few metres, one to the north and one continuing southeast. The north trail heads up the escarpment and joins the Gatineau Park South Loop's Hickory Trail site in about 0.2 km. Not far up this trail is a beautiful natural amphitheatre. The southeast trail bears east to follow the powerlines and goes through overgrown field areas.
Woodland on Mountain Road Trail
Woodland on Mountain Road Trail
        Eardley Escarpment & Gatineau Park Northwest Route Directions: From where you are parked at the trailhead on Chemin de la Montagne Nord, near Rue de la Brise, return the 0.6 km southeast to Chemin Pink. Turn right or west on Pink and go 2.6 km to the turnoff, on the right, for the Canadian Museum of Nature's new storage facility and for the next site on this route, the Museum Feeders.
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Last update:  November 27, 2009