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Les Rangs inachevés : clear access

The section LES RANGS INACHEVÉS is now open, accessible and workable from one end to the other.

After the logging close to the rue Degrosbois access, after the bridge, the trail had to be redesigned  and marked to go through the part left fallow before re-entering the forest.  For the time being, red and blue ribbons can be followed easily.

On your way, wood residues and small branches are easy to stamped or stepped over.  In the forest, you may need to push away few branches or go around fallen trees, but nothing will hinder your hike.

A clean-up bee should be organised before fall.

the part of this section between Rang 9 and chemin du P’tit Bonheur will be closed for the coming hunting season
(September 28-November 15)

Part of La Préfontaine-d’en-Haut temporarily closed

Due to a change of owner, negotiations have to be completed about the right of passage over a part of La Préfontaine-d’en-Haut section.

We are talking of the same part that is closed during the hunting season on 3.8 km starting at chemin Huot in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides (which is up to the higher point of this section).

If you walk starting at the opposite end, from chemin Turdeau, you will have to turn around and come back on your steps at about one kilometer after the shelter (this is where the path starts to go down very seriously  – as a landmark, the sign in place during the hunting season may still there).

Anyhow, this section worth to be walked and explored for the 3 kilometers that still accessible in the meantime, especially for the point of view around the shelter.

Les Rangs inachevés : logging is finished but…

The logging in Les RANGS INACHEVÉS section is finished,  but it is better not to venture there immediately because of the part left fallow not far from the access on the P’tit Train du Nord Linear Park (Ivry/chemin Desgrobois).

Part of the cleaning was done recently, but there still a lot of work to be done to clear and mark the route to reach the forest through the part left fallow.

We will keep you informed of the developments.

After rain and freezing rain

After a lot of cleaning in most of the sections of the trail this fall (big thanks to volonteers and other sponsors), winter was there before we could enjoy it. But these last weeks, rain and freezing rain made some more damages on the trail. Small and not so small branches may block the way. Nevertheless, you can always enjoy going out snowshoeing. In this case, we recommend that you take along hand saw and pruning shear. If it is possible, for the easy part, you could free the way as much as you can, it will be very appreciated.

Thank you!

P.S. For more important damages, please let us know by e-mail at with details as much as you can on the location. Thanks again!

Sections temporarily closed

Reminder : Closed sections until November 16 (hunting season)
– La MacShane;
– Les Rangs inachevés, between rang 9 and chemin du P’tit Bonheur;
– Part of La Préfontaine-d’en-Haut, on the first 3.8 km starting at chemin Huot (that is up to the higher point of this section).

For your safety,  you must comply with this land owners’ condition who generously let us enjoy the trail the rest of the year.

The part of section Les Rangs inachevés, starting at Ivry, closed this summer because of ongoing logging, will need to be cleaned and marked again before its access is authorized.

For the time being, it is too difficult to walk through the mess and, as markers have disappeared, there is a risk to get lost in the forest.  We will keep you informed.

Some sections are closed from September 6 until November 13 (hunting season)

Please take note that the following sections of the trail are closed during the hunting season.
– La Macshane
– Les Rangs inachevés
– Part of la Préfontaine-d’en-haut at the km 3,8 when you come from Château-bleu access up to chemin Huot.
For your safety,  you must comply with this land owners’condition who generously let us enjoy the trail the rest of the year.