Wild nature characterizes this trail. It crisscrosses through numerous ecosystems, from a maple grove to the tundra.
The L’Orignac-Ouest trail begins at the junction of La Traversée de Charlevoix and Mont Grand-Fonds trails. It extends off to the east to Lake McLeod, where the L’Orignac-Centre trail starts. Continuing eastward, it progresses to a plantation of jack pines and climbs up towards viewpoints of which a particularly striking one is found at kilometer 4. Mont Grand-Fonds, the Noire river valley and Les Palissades can be seen. A bit further, it meets with the Petit Lac Noir. From there, admire the Saint. Lawrence River and the valley of a geological fault, Les Palissades. This portion of the trail goes through the Arthur-Savard camp and leads to the municipality of Saint-Siméon.
Small loop Eastern sector: 2.5 km
Access to Mont Grand-Fonds trail: 10.5 km
Sentier du Lac Noir trail: 1 km linear
Hiking is allowed during the hunting season, some people advise against it, however one must be careful and wear a vest especially in the Orignac-Ouest portion and on the 0 to 6 kilometers of the Orignac-Centre trail.
It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.