The Sentier de la Forêt marine trail begins at the Papeterie Saint-Gilles, near the Musée maritime de Charlevoix, and leads to a marine forest located in the bioclimatic domain of balsam fir-yellow birch. Following the 1663 earthquake, a landslide radically altered the topography of the site. The trail leads to many views of the river, Isle-aux-Coudres and the South Shore. It meanders near the Boudreault river which, in some spots, is deeply incised in a canyon.
From Baie-Saint-Paul, take Route 362 East for approximately 16 km and turn right on the Route du Port. In the municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive, turn left on de l’Église Street. The trail begins at the Musée maritime de Charlevoix, 305 de l’Église Street.
It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.