Luskville Falls (Gatineau Park): Trail Report

Luskville Falls is a popular favourite for those looking for steep elevation and a challenging rocky terrain (especially on the descent) with the option of a longer hike to the fire tower. The falls is best in the spring.

Suggested Stops

One of my favourite spots on the way home from this hike is Cafe British (Cafe, Pub, and Hotel). If you’re more on the hungry side and craving post hike beers there’s always the British Pub next door as well. I prefer the cafe though with its fabulous trendy yet comfortable atmosphere coupled with the most absurdly delicious treats. Coffee however is always my first order of business and their coffee is organic and fair trade. #winning

Important Insights

Extremely popular trail. Steep and rocky trail, extra caution required on descent and on wet days. Poles recommended.

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

This property is managed by the NCC. Did you know that beyond Gatineau Park, that NCC trails are divided into six major sectors? They are; Shirley’s Bay, Phiney Forest, Mer Bleue, Green’s Creek, Stony Swamp, and Pine Grove. Kindly respect the trail guidelines by keeping your dog on-leash, carrying out all trash, and staying on the trail (no off trail roaming to protect ecological efforts and in respect of other hikers).

Suggested Stops

One of my favourite spots on the way home from this hike is Cafe British (Cafe, Pub, and Hotel). If you’re more on the hungry side and craving post hike beers there’s always the British Pub next door as well. I prefer the cafe though with its fabulous trendy yet comfortable atmosphere coupled with the most absurdly delicious treats. Coffee however is always my first order of business and their coffee is organic and fair trade. #winning

GPS Coordinates

45.53318216328284, -75.99397170341011

Street Address

Chem. de l'Hôtel de Ville, Luskville, QC J0X 2G0

Directions

The easier way to get there from Ottawa is to cross over on the Champlain Bridge and head west on the 148 (towards Aylmer) until you reach Luskville (turning right on chemin de l’hotel-de-ville).

Parking

Large parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Outhouses located at the parking lot.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

Spring, summer, fall. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

4.5

Elevation Gain (m)

300

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Activities

Hiking