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Lusk Cave, Chelsea

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  • We took the option of the loop walk using path 73 to reach the cave and path 50 to return along Lac Phillipe. This is a 10km walk which is much the same distance if you choose path 50 both ways. Howev...  more »
  • As others have mentioned it's about 5 km hike in each direction and the trails aren't extremely well marked. There's fairly good cell signal so you can actually use google maps if you get lost along t...  more »
  • Yesterday I took my 7 year old and my 9 year old on this little adventure. It was spectacular. Here's what you need to know. 1. Parking is $11 for the day. Go to the absolute end of the road to park, ...  more »
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  • This is the same cave where Justin Trudeau was spotted shirtless! Was worth the while. Started from Parent Beach and walked 5km to the cave. Make sure to bring shoes that can get wet and a strong flashlight. There were two caverns. The first was very deep with water that went to my shoulders. The other only went up the my knees and it was quite long. Overall a unique and rewarding experience. Thanks Justin!
  • The lush forests of Gatineau park are hard to describe in words. The 5-6km hike to the caves is relaxing if not tranquil. The length of the caves is only a few hundred meters. An excellent experience but not for the claustrophobic as it can be a tight squeeze once you enter. Flashlight and change of shoes is recommended.
  • Very fun hike to the cave. Excellent parking space provided throughout the area, as well as a few beaches to enjoy a swim afterwards. Prepare to get wet once entering. Some parts are not as shallow.
  • Walked all the way from the entrance to Lac Phillipe as roads were closed for season. Weather was great so not a problem. Certainly worth the effort as it was very quiet. Probably saw no more than dozen people. Would recommend biking the main part. Bring food and water.
  • If you're not prepared to get wet, you'll miss part of the Lusk cave system, but because it's open to the sky in several places, there are still interesting parts of the cave that you can see while remaining dry. Sighting the rare and elusive bare-chested Prime Minister is not guaranteed. If you approach by the NCC's recommended route of Trail 73 to Trail 54, you'll pass a strange signpost with its directional arrows set exactly perpendicular to the trail, just fifty metres or so before you reach the trail that branches off to the cave; ignore it. All the NCC trails are obvious and unmistakable, so don't allow an odd signpost to send you blundering into the woods. Out of season, you'll no longer be able to park at Parent Beach, as recommended in the NCC's instructions, but the Breton Beach parking lot remains accessible. This will add another 2 km to your round trip.

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