Tourisme Charlevoix

Des Monts du Lac à l’Empêche et Du Four Trails – La Traversée de Charlevoix


The trail of Monts du Lac à l’Empêche et du Four proposes a 14-km intermediate level walk at the heart of the Traversée de Charlevoix. This path will take you to a taïga and tundra setting with spectacular views on the surrounding plateaux. Vast expanses of lichen and subarctic plants abound. The hiker will be surprised to see the wreckage of a military airplane that crashed in the area in 1955!


From Baie-Saint-Paul, follow Route 138 East, then Route 381 North to the welcoming station at kilometer 10.6. Th path starts at km 26.8 of route 381, take the Zec des Martres route for 4 km. The road is closed in winter, but the distance may be covered in snowshoes or skis. Accessible via a gravel forest road of 4 km.

Additional information

  • Registration at the welcoming area is compulsory before going hiking ;
  • During the hunting season, it is mandatory to wear the orange vest and cap.

It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.

Technical informations

  • Distance 14 km
  • Duration ND
  • Level Intermediate
  • Access

    • Hiking
    • Snowshoeing
    • Cross-country skiing
  • Specifications

    • Welcome pavilion
    • Parking
    • Bathroom
    • Refuge
  • Nearby cities

    • Saint-Urbain 2,5km
    • Baie-Saint-Paul 17,3km


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Contact informations

Welcome Centre
Km 10,6
Route 381, Saint-Urbain

  418 639-2284

Visit the official site of La Traversée de Charlevoix


  • Cash

Daily Access

  • $7

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