Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie was named after a series of valleys cut deep into a range of high mountains.The Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie are among the highest rock faces East of the Rockies! Steep slopes, beautiful natural surroundings, and the unusual course of Rivière Malbaie make this an exceptional site. Come and take a voyage into the heart of the Land of Menaud, where time stops but the spectacle goes on and on. This national park has the privilege of being one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve.
The first section of the trail offers very nice viewpoint on the Cran des Érables. The second part follows the Malbaie River. The last leg requires more effort but a unique view over the valley awaits yout at trail’s end. Many departure points are possible.
Departure points and lenghts
a) Félix-Antoine-Savrd Discovery and Visitors Centre (km 0)
b) Le Cran campground (km 0,5)
c) Des Érables bridge (km 2)
One can reach the park along Route 138 by driving through the village of Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, via rue Principale. It takes about half an hour (27 km) to arrive at Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitor Centre.
It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.