One of the best parts of fall is going for a hike to see the ruby, gold, and vibrant orange leaves. This autumn, for one of the best spots to see fall foliage near Ottawa, you need to visit this incredible lookout trail.
The trail is 30 minutes from Ottawa, at Gatineau Park in Chelsea. For the breathtaking view, you'll want to take on the King Mountain Trail. The 1.8-kilometre trail is a forest loop that's perfect for hikers of all levels. According to @elorawolk on Instagram, "It's a great hike, good for newbies and avid hikers alike and it's particularly lovely in the fall."
If you follow the short loop, you'll walk through the forest to several viewing areas where you can enjoy some of the best spots to see leaves in fall near Ottawa. From the top of a mountain, you can enjoy views of the vibrant leaves and get the ultimate fall photo!
It's incredible how far you can see from the viewing areas! You'll be able to see the Ottawa Valley and downtown Ottawa in the distance. Nature lover @salman.gsamar on Instagram highly praises this spot in the fall, saying, "It's a short and easy hike to get to the top and nothing beats the view in the fall."
If you want to create a breathtaking fall photo, you need to add the King Mountain Trail to your fall bucket list. Visiting the hiking trail is free, and there's also free parking available nearby. If you don't have access to a car, there's also a convenient shuttle bus that runs from downtown Ottawa to Gatineau Park.
King Mountain Trail
Address: Gatineau Park, Chelsea, Quebec
Why you need to go: Enjoy breathtaking views of the leaves in fall.