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.
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)
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.