This 19.5-km section of the National Trail starts in the municipality of Val-des-Bois and leads to Lake Écho in the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve. The trail offers views of the area around Val-des-Bois and traverses several beautiful landscapes, including ponds, a mature forest and a small hill. In winter, a 6-km section of the trail is accessible by snowshoe from Lac-de-l’Aqueduc Road. Snowshoers can admire the snow-capped mountains, the frozen ponds and lakes and the Lièvre River. Dogs on leash are welcome. It is forbidden to use the trail during hunting season.