In the early 20th century, this area was already known for its incredible fishing opportunities. Visitors were struck by the carpets of ground lichen and the exceptional Arctic vegetation at this latitude. They thus named it the Grands-Jardins-the Great Gardens. Today, Parc national des Grands-Jardins is still visited by anglers and also by hikers, campers, and vacationers. It has the privilege of forming one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, a status granted to the region by UNESCO.
Besides some nice views on the Petite Rivière-Malbaie, your hike will make you discover moss-covered forests and a forest in full regeneration following the 1999 fire.
Étang-Malbaie campground (route 381, km 34,5)
It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking.