Tourisme Charlevoix

Des Crètes Trail – Le Massif de Charlevoix


The Massif de Charlevoix offers, in addition to sliding sports, hiking trails including the trail des Crètes. This narrow path with obstacles and steep slope, features amazing views on the Saint-Lawrence River and the Butte Ronde. There is a possibility for a small loop at the 2 km summit to go to the Button de La Charlevoix (ski trail). It reaches La Promenade trail leading to the base of the Massif de Charlevoix.


From Québec City, follow Route 138 for approximately 62 km. The access road to the Massif summit is on the right hand side. Departure from the Chalet Sommet near the Maillard ascent or at the base from La Promenade trail. To get to the base entrance to the Massif, go to the municipality of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François and continue on the Rue Principale (“Main Street”) to the ski station.

The reception pavilion is only accessible in winter.
It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.

Technical informations

  • Distance 3.5 km
  • Duration 1h15
  • Level Intermediate
  • Access

    • Hiking
    • Snowshoeing
  • Specifications

    • Picnic area
    • Dogs allowed
    • Welcome pavilion
    • Parking
    • Belvedere
  • Nearby cities

    • Petite-Rivière-Saint-François 6,3km
    • Baie-Saint-Paul 25,7km


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Contact informations

Base access
1350, rue Principale, Petite Rivière-Saint-François

1 877 536-2774

  418 632-5876

Visit the official site of Le Massif de Charlevoix



  • Jun 15 to October 15


  • December 15 to April 15

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