Tourisme Charlevoix

The 5 summits challenge

The Traversée de Charlevoix, ZEC Lac au Sable, Grands-Jardins national park, the Mont Grand-Fonds and The Affluent Coop, come together to offer the 5-summit Challenge in Charlevoix!

The Challenge must be completed between June 11 and October 18, 2021.

It is always important to get information from the trail manager before going hiking. Find out the important information to know this year.

  • Mont à Ligori

    The Mont Ligori gathers the Gabrielle-Roy trail and the Ancestrale trail during 15,4-km difficult level trail. From the start, the trail features a fairly steep climb followed by a path with lush vegetation. Upon arrival at the Liguori shelter, take in the unmatched view of the river!

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    Photo : Jean-François Bergeron

  • Lac Pioui

    After an intensive climb, hiking on the crests will dazzle you. Notice a small peatland and the alpine vegetation that lives at the summit. It has the privilege of forming one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, a status granted to the region by UNESCO.

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    Photo : Steve Deschênes

  • De l'Orignac Trail

    Wild nature characterizes this trail. It crisscrosses through numerous ecosystems, from a maple grove to the tundra. Mont Grand-Fonds, the Noire river valley, the St. Lawrence River and the valley of a geological fault, Les Palissades, can be seen.

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  • Mont Grand-Fonds

    Mont Grand-Fonds is a mountain with a drop of 335 meters that offers a host of activities in an exceptional natural environment with breathtaking views of the river and the mountains. Climb La Sommet, a superb path culminating at the belvedere of Lac Gravel, and combine it with a descent via La Trappeur.

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    Photo : Sébastien Brisson

  • Le Menaud Trail

    Le Menaud is a trail in the area of Zec of Lac-au-Sable! It starts at the departure point for Mont Élie trail. A 25-metre cascade awaits you on the 2 km of new trail leading to a breathtaking view!

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  • The Mystery Mountain

    The Mystery Mountain will be revealed to you once you have completed the 5 summits!

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