Last Wednesday was cold. Really cold. It was my only day off for the week because one of my classes got cancelled. I decided to take advantage of it and to hike Mont Kaaïkop in the Laurentians. Honestly, it was soooo worth it.
First, although the weather was cold, it was so warm going up hill that I did most of the hike without my gloves and my hat. However, once I reached the top of the mountain, I was pretty happy to have them ;).
The trails are easy to follow and I was given a map once I paid the entrance fee. Dogs are allowed in the trails but not in the entrance building. The employee told me that it usually takes 1h30 to get to the top and 1h to get down. Enzo and I got down the mountain pretty fast because we ran here and there so it took us 1h instead of 1h30. In total, we hiked for 2 hours. At the top of the mountain there are two view points and it’s absolutely beautiful. We can even see Mount Royal apparently. Honestly, I did not even know in which direction to look. Haha!
Spikes or snowshoes are necessary in winter. The climb is pretty steep in some places so it would be incredibly hard doing it only with boots. The trails are managed by L’interval – Coopérative de solidarité de plein air. The fee to access the trails are 7,00$ per adult and 3,00$ per kid. Dogs can hike for free. 🙂
This time I decided to make a little video of our hike. Enjoy!
- Tourist region: Laurentians
- Level: Intermediate
- Dogs on leash are allowed
- About 1h30 from Montreal
3565, chemin du Lac-Legault
Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, J0T 2J0
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Audrée and Enzo xx