Tourisme Charlevoix

La Faille Trail


The La Faille trail offers a 5,6 km round trip family hike to the La Faille refuge from the parking lot of Lac Saint-Tite. It is part of the long hiking trail linking Cap-Tourmente to Petite-Rivière-Saint-François via Saint-Titre-des Caps. Two belvederes overlook the Saint-Lawrence River and the Archipelago of Montmagny islands, the Celtic cross to the west of Grosse Île (binoculars a must), the Banc du cap Brûlé and two lighthouses that were previously manned.

The Refuge de la Faille is located at the heart of the peak in an immense geological fault overhanging the river; this shelter is accessible to day hikers wishing to rest or eat their lunch (wood available on site).

You may either loop this trail, using the Anse-de-la-Montée-du-Lac trail (6 km) on the return leg, a section of which is of intermediary level, or simply do a round trip (5.6 km).


From Baie-Saint-Paul, take Boulevard 138 Ouest heading for Québec City to Saint-Tite-des-Caps. The welcoming area is on your right at the corner of rue Leclerc shortly after passing the Dépanneur Esso.

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

Technical informations

  • Distance 5.6 km
  • Duration 2h30
  • Level Easy
  • Access

    • Hiking
  • Specifications

    • Welcome pavilion
    • Parking
    • Parking
    • Dogs allowed
    • Belvedere
    • Refuge
  • Nearby cities

    • Petite-Rivière-Saint-François 36 km
    • Baie-Saint-Paul 44.5 km


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Contact informations

route 138, 2. rue Leclerc, St-Tite-des-Caps

1 866 823-1117

  418 823-1117

Visit the official site of Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix



  • Mid-June to April


  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • MasterCard
  • Visa


  • $8

Student (11 years old to 17 years old)

  • $7

Children (under 10 years old)

  • Free

Family Pass

  • $24,50

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