I would consider this more an intermediate trail. Bit of a walk from the parking lot to even start the hike(about 15 mins) but the trail itself is nicely maintained. Lots of rocks so I would reccomend hiking with your poles. there's a few good spots for views at the top but nothing spectacular, though I'm sure it would be a pretty hike/summit in the fall. Got to the summit of pic de l'ours and back in about 4 hours. Since I'm coming from montreal I'd rather spend the travel time going to the Adirondacks...its about the same distance. happy trails!!!