A challenging loop in the lower section of the Gatineau Park.
P8 in the Gatineau Park
Hills and hills...some up and some down.
Drive north on Highway 5 from Gatineau to the Chelsea exit. Turn left onto Meech Lake Road and proceed to P8 at the intersection with the Gatineau Parkway. Park your vehicle. Head north on the Gatineau Parkway as it does a semi circle and loops back to cross Meech Lake Road. Continue over the road and soon you will fork right (left takes you to Camp Fortune ski hill). Continue up the hill and over the top of this and a couple more hills. You will eventually come to a T-junction. If you turn right you can add 4.6K by climbing up to the Champlain Lookout & back. So, turn left and run through some more hills until the T-junction with the Gatineau Parkway. Turn left and enjoy some more (smaller) vertical challenges before ending up back at P8.