The Pulpit Loop via Wolf Trail number 62
11 reviews Parc de la Gatineau #1 hike out of 45 in
2 hrs 47 min
This is a moderate loop trail to Tawadina Lookout in Parc de la Gatineau.
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Wolf Trail always provides a good hiking experience and today was no exception. Some sections were muddy, but that is par for the course at this time of the year. Parking at the trailhead (P13) is often a problem, but there was plenty of room at 9am on a Thursday. By the time I got back the parking lot was nearly full. I took a brief detour onto an unofficial trail where I came upon an unmarked viewpoint. The weather was seasonable, about 6 degrees Celsius. COVID-19 restrictions were in effect, so the loop had to be traversed in a counter clockwise direction. That was fine, it’s my preferred direction anyway. I like a hard(ish) climb at the beginning of a hike rather than a tricky descent at the end.★ ★ ★
Walked this trail in fall of 2018 - allowing for deviations around muddy trail sections and diversions to photograph fungus, this is about 9.0km in 3hr45mins, including a stop for lunch at the top. If you take it in anti-clockwise direction the northern section of the loop is steep and rocky and muddy in sections. Rewarding views over Ottawa Valley from the summit and the walk back to Lac Meech is much more gentle. I would rate this one as challenging/rewarding. Probably for this reason, there was not much traffic on the trail, but as Australians we are not used to hearing oncoming (North Americans) from 100m - lol.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tracé (2021-03-20 10:47:3)
P13 Sentier des loups très bonne conditions en crampons. Et 6 - 12 celcius . On a fait aussi ski patin 7km dans une neige très humide mais en chandail et agréable ski de printemps.