Explore the most popular lake trails in Quebec with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A great hike and workout!

10 days ago

Fun hike not too crazy with a good view. Accessible in the winter too!

10 days ago

I had planned to snowshoe but the trail was too packed down. Instead I hiked with poles - was difficult but very pretty. Some very steep sections where I wished I had cleats.

Good snow at the higher elevations. The problem this year is that there is logging in the area, and the logging road has compromised the trails. You will need to ski up and down on the Lac Lezar side of the trail, while the other trail shown on this map is only snowshoe in the winter.

There is now also a tower at the top of Montagne Noir which provides incredible views of the area. In the winter you need to share the top of the Montagne with snowmobiles

Good little trail but...NO DOGS ALLOWED

Nice trail (avg time : 3-4hrs) but way too many people at the time I went.

28 days ago

The first part before the top of Mont du Lac deq Cygnes is the best part! Views are really great! Be prepares it's windy up there...

MA montagne!!! ha ha! Je l'adore! Le dernier bout est dure! Surtout en raquettes quand tu tape la trail! a refaire!

Very nice in winter

Superbement calme au sud-ouest de Montréal

beautiful views. easy and nice length of hike.

Great for winter running. Lots of traffic.

Bon hiking d'hiver en crampons

1 month ago

J’aime bien ce sentier , c’est près de chez moi et très intermédiaire ! Lorsque je n’ai pas le temps ou l’occasion d’aller plus loins je choisi l’éperon c’est un sentier passe partout selon moi .

traduction en français est ce possible

The view of Lake

2 months ago

Very enjoyable route for snowshoeing. Some steep slopes that are challenging in winter but the varied terrain makes for a rewarding route that travels through different patches of forest and open field. There is also a fire pit and wood available at Lac Carman should a rest be needed.

Connects with a number of other snowshoeing trails to the north and south.

It's beautiful in winter! Mes enfants ont apprécier car il y a beaucoup de plat entre les montées.

Trail "La Pioui" is wonderful all trail long. It's rugged and strenous, just the way I like it. The trail offered a lot of amazing viewpoints. Photographers will be filled. The lake is quiet and resourceful and the summit is windy and astonishing. You can go down by the same way you went up if you have enough time and energy (7km) or follow the maintained and large trail to arrive as soon as possible (3,7km). This last one is pretty easy, but the descend is a little boring. Running can be a good option. I do this hike every autumn.

3 months ago

Sentier facile et bien balisé. Glacé par endroit en début d'hiver.

trail running
3 months ago

Great trail all year long !!

Beautiful view points at some spots. Can be done on a day trip from Quebec city.

4 months ago

Just walked the first part of the trail from p17 (trail 53) - about 3.5 km in and then back - with my 7 year old. As I only did part of the route perhaps my 3-star rating is a bit low (I never got to Lac Philippe) Was mostly pleasant forest with gentle up-hills. The trail was quite wide and is under repair due to recent flooding. A decent amount of mountain bikers but they were always respectful.

4 months ago

Arrived at the foot of the mountain in early November and parked the car by the side of the road. Didn’t had to pay for parking. Steep but steady climb by the ski slopes. The slopes offered a great view of the islands that dotted the river. At the very top of the ski slope was a rocky passage to the summit. Once on top; a lot of pine trees and tundra like vegetation cover much of the surrounding view. But if you walk a few meters ahead (away from the cell phone towers) a trail will lead you to a higher point with a clearer view of the river and the surrounding area below.

4 months ago

I loved this trail. Challenging but not too long. The falls are way larger than I thought they were going to be! On the day I went (late oct) I didn't see a single other person... It was lovely!!

The Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs is a 77km trail of pleasure. The starting point is near Tingwick and the point of destination is Dosquet. I rode the trail on a mountain bike. It took me two days to ride it. I was riding with one friend and we have slept in a hostel for the night. I detoured sometimes to visit tourist places in the region. It is a must. If you want to see the full trail, visit the website: www.parclineairebf.com. I have created as well the route from Plessisville to Dosquet.

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