Tourisme Charlevoix

Les Rapides 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

Hikers and cyclists will share the first part of this trail. It runs along the Malbaie River and in many locations, you will hear rapids, hence its name. Start from the camping du Cran to reach the Centre de services Le Draveur, by the way of the camping du Pin-Blanc. The trail features several exit points on the route du parc. To return, plan on backtracking, returning by the Riverain trail, or taking the shuttle, if operating.

Departure Point

Camping Le Cran (km 0,5).

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 15.2 km
  • Duration 3h30
  • Level Intermediate
  • Access

    • Hiking
  • Specifications

    • Picnic area
    • Bathroom
    • Camping
    • 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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