Parc-des-Chutes (Denholm): Trail Report

This waterfalls is stunning and also somewhat accessible in that it is only a few metres from the parking lot so that almost all can enjoy a picnic by the falls. For those with mobility issues requiring aids however, this might be a challenge as there are steps to get down to the falls.

Suggested Stops

If you’re looking for a spot to relax after the hike, you can return to the green bridge on the 307 and stop at the beach for a picnic. The only downfall is that we didn’t see any washrooms onsite but there were picnic tables and fire grills. If you're a foodie, then definitely stop at one of the grocery stores along the 307 because the reality is that the Quebec stores have a variety and a larger selection of local artisan foods. Think exotic meat selections (bison, boar, kangaroo), large organic produce sections, and maple everything. Oh, and we even saw pre-made poutine in the frozen section – just sayin’.

Important Insights

The hiking trails are closed during hunting season, check with the municipality for exact dates prior to heading out.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Parc-des-chutes is managed by the municipality of Denholm.

Suggested Stops

If you’re looking for a spot to relax after the hike, you can return to the green bridge on the 307 and stop at the beach for a picnic. The only downfall is that we didn’t see any washrooms onsite but there were picnic tables and fire grills. If you're a foodie, then definitely stop at one of the grocery stores along the 307 because the reality is that the Quebec stores have a variety and a larger selection of local artisan foods. Think exotic meat selections (bison, boar, kangaroo), large organic produce sections, and maple everything. Oh, and we even saw pre-made poutine in the frozen section – just sayin’.

GPS Coordinates

45.80279, -75.78685

Street Address

830 Chem. Paugan, Denholm, QC J8N 9B7

Directions

Distance from Ottawa: 61 kms (roughly 1hr) via the McDonald Cartier bridge and highways 5N/50E/307. The best route is to take the McDonald Cartier bridge from Ottawa over to Quebec which turns into the AUT-5N. Exit ramp for RTE 148E/ 50E and keep straight onto 50E. Take exit 141 for Boulevard de la Vérendrye and turn left onto Boulevard de la Verendrye. Turn right on RTE-307 / Rue St-Louis and stay on the 307 for approx. 37 kms. Eventually you’ll cross a green bridge and you’ll need to turn left on Ch Paugan not far afterwards but before reaching Denholm itself. Continue on Ch Paugan until you reach the four way stop and turn left. This road is paved/dirt. The parking for chutes-de-Denholm is less than a km down the road on the right. Alternatively plug in Denholm, Quebec into your GPS but remember to turn Left on Ch Paugan prior to hitting Denholm.

Parking

Small parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Outhouses located at the parking lot.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Available from the Municipality of Denholm.

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

5

Total Distance (km)

5

Elevation Gain (m)

150

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Picnic Area, Interpretive Trail

Activities

Hiking, Snowshoeing