Tourisme Charlevoix

La Réserve du Cap-Tourmente Trail


Distance : 20,4 km, round trip

  • Two lookouts on the St. Lawrence River and the Montmagny islands Archipelago;
  • Celtic Cross west of Grosse Île (with binoculars);
  • Bench of Cap Brûlé and two previously guarded lighthouses;
  • Refuge of la Faille located at the peak’s heart of a huge geological fault overlooking the river. This refuge is accessible to hikers wishing to rest or have dinner (wood on the premises);
  • Two elevated lookouts on the St. Lawrence River and its islands, located at:
    • Anse de la Montée du Lac;
    • La Cime du Cap-Tourmente.

The hiking excursion ends at the Réserve nationale de faune du Cap-Tourmente, where thousands of snow geese gather in the Fall.


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.

Additional information

  • Vehicle transportation service available upon reservation for the first leg only of a 9.6 km distance;
  • This trail closes from October to the following Spring.

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

Technical informations

  • Distance 20.4 km
  • Duration 8 to 10 hours
  • Level Difficult
  • Access

    • Hiking
  • Specifications

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

    • Petite-Rivière-Saint-François 36km
    • 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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