This 5 km hiking trail up and down Mount Martin in Quebec, across from Deep River, offers fabulous birds-eye views over the Laurentian Hills, the Ottawa River and Valley.
A canoe can be launched from Deep River to cross the Ottawa River to reach a beautiful sandy shore, in an uninhabited area, where the trail head is located. The steep rocky trail winds its way through the canopy of a mixed forest with large white pines to the top of Mount Martin, which is about 300 metres high.
Canoe across the Ottawa River to Indian Point, on the Quebec side. It takes about 30 minutes to paddle the 2 km wide river.
Canoe 500 metres alongside the sandy beach at Indian Point, and into the bay. At the blue marker ribbon on the beach, follow a short footpath, then turn left onto the unpaved logging road. Walk approximately 600m up the road until you see blue markers on the left wrapped around a dead tree. Turn left onto the footpath and follow it to the top of the hill.
The trail starts on a gentle incline, then gradually gets steeper. Walk around any large logs that lay across the trail. A rocky outcrop awaits you at the top, where you can rest and admire the exceptional views. Return the way you came.
Information provided by the Valley Explore website.
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