Des Pointes trail begins in Saint-Urbain as the extension of Les Florents trail. It crosses fields with, in the backdrop, the village, church steeple and mountains. Meandering between several varieties of forest trees, it meets de l’Église stream and leads to a lookout with a view of a cascade and rocky notch. Farther, the trail transitions into a climb, going ever more deeply into the boreal forest. Several gateways facilitate the crossing of marshlands. One of them will let you admire the beavers handy work. Shortly after kilometer 9, there is a panorama on the mountains and the valley to the North-East. The trail then goes down to a rest stop on des Pointes road, then to the banks of Le Petit Bras stream, where a picnic area invites to relaxation.
North access : At des Pointes road rest stop, at km 7.1 of route 381.
South access : At km 3.9 on route 381, across from the Centre de l’émeu de Charlevoix in Saint-Urbain, and La Ferme Basque de Charlevoix, 280 m further.
It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.