Tourisme Charlevoix

Le Riverain Trail – Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie

About

Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie was named after a series of valleys cut deep into a range of high mountains. The Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie are among the highest rock faces East of the Rockies! Steep slopes, beautiful natural surroundings, and the unusual course of Rivière Malbaie make this an exceptional site. Come and take a voyage into the heart of the Land of Menaud, where time stops but the spectacle goes on and on. This national park has the privilege of being one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve.

Pathway

The trail offers beautiful views on the valley and the Cran des Érables. Covered with pea gravel, it is located on the Western bank of the Malbaie River. Recharge your batteries in the picnic area and admire the beauty of the location. At the trail exit, the Centre de services Le Draveur, you will have different options, backtracking, returning via Les Rapids path, or use the shuttle if currently operating.

Departure points and lenghts

a) Félix-Antoine-Savrd Discovery and Visitors Centre (km 0)
b) Le Cran campground (km 0,5)
c) Des Érables bridge (km 2)

Access

One can reach the park along Route 138 by driving through the village of Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, via rue Principale. It takes about half an hour (27 km) to arrive at Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitor Centre.

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

Technical informations

  • Distance 21.2 km
  • Duration 5h30
  • Level Intermediate
  • Access

    • Hiking
  • Specifications

    • Picnic area
    • Welcome pavilion
    • Parking
    • Belvedere
  • Nearby cities

    • Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs 27km
    • La Malbaie 40,2km

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Contact informations

Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie
Centre de Services Félix-Antoine Savard
Access by Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs
(QC) G0T 1S0

1 800 665-6527

  418 439-1227
  parc.hautes-gorges@sepaq.com

Visit the official site of Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie

Schedule

Closed in winter

From May 20 to October 12

  • Open at all times

Payment

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Daily Access

  • Adults : $8,50
  • Children : Free

Annual Parcs Québec Network Card

  • Adults : $76,50
  • Children : Free

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