The Gabrielle-Roy-Ouest trail is a 11.4 km linear trail integrated to a major development project in the Charlevoix MRC. It aims to join the Sentier des Caps to the Traversée de Charlevoix via a footpath. It is a winding and mountainous trail crisscrossing wet areas, streams and rivers, with many points of view and meandering through different forests. There is no service along the trail. Dogs are allowed, on a leash or well trained for walking by its master.
From Québec City, follow Route 138 East for approximately 62 km. For the Western access, turn right on the Massif road and keep going to the Sentier des Caps welcome area. The Eastern access is located at the FIEF du Massif real estate development, further on Route 138.
1. FIEF housing development (2 possibilities)
a. Main access: At the beginning of the development project, after the bridge above du Sault River, to the right at the first crossroad, follow the indications.
b. Secondary access : Further South, about 4.5 km from Route 138. Parking available in the nearby streets, be careful in winter.
2. Domaine à Liguori
Access to the Gabrielle-Roy-Ouest trail via l’Ancestrale trail (3.25 km). Parking available.
3. Le Massif
Atop the mountain, within the ski centre area, get on the Gabrielle-Roy-Ouest trail via the Lugeron trail (2.5 km). Parking available.
4. Sentier des Caps. (2 possibilities)
Summer access : Via the network of the Sentier des Caps long hiking trails.
Winter access : From the Charlevoix welcoming centre, via the network of snowshoe trails. Paid parking available.
It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.