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3 days ago

Amazing hike! Well worth the work once you get to the top. As others have mentioned, the first 2km are the steepest, with kilometer 3 offering a nice break. We’re talking a breathe-out-of-your-mouth workout. But the views as you go up are outstanding!

All and all it took us a little over 4 hours with about an hour eating and walking between summit 1,2 and 3.

I recommend bringing an extra jacket / mits, especially if going later during the year.

hiking
15 days ago

Mon summum de 2018!!! Quelle vue magnifique et quelle montée agréable...à faire et refaire sans hésitation.

Quel vue du sommet!!!!

hiking
17 days ago

How invigorating! This hike is very steep, and takes quite a while to complete (it took us 7 hours back and fourth, but can take up to 8 hours). I suggest that you get a parking pass for the national parks, that way you have access to all the hikes at this park. You also need good hiking shoes, not just running shoes, and a supportive backpack too. Overall, a lovely hike, and when we went, we were literally climbing into the clouds (the clouds were low that day!).

Les 2 premiers kilomètres sont difficiles mais le reste de la montée se fait bien. La vue là-haut est l'une des plus belles du Québec!

Une vue superbe qui vaut amplement l'effort des 2-3 premiers kilomètres ! Un peu trop populaire par contre...

le sommet (3) est a couper le souffle

Le 3e sommet est tout simplement féerique.

trail running
1 month ago

Je l’ai fait pour une 3ieme fois et on ne se tanne pas ! La vue est toujours aussi impressionnante au sommet et le sentier pour se rendre comporte son lot de difficulté ! Son seul défaut est sa popularité! Super achalandé sur le sentier et au sommet ! Il faut y aller tôt pour avoir un peu de tranquilité et apprécier les vues que nous offre le sommet !

La récompense vaut largement les efforts que vous mettrez pour atteindre le sommet ! Ma conjoite et moi avons trouvé que la descente était plus difficile que la montée. Conseil : commencez très tôt car ce sentier devient très achalandé après 10:00.

A very good challenge. Nice view at the top.

A must! the first 2.5 kms are grueling but by km 4, the scenery pays off. Breathtaking views that are a national treasure. hiking poles and sturdy footwear is needed. Anticipate 4-5 hrs if in good shape, add 2 more for beginners.

Great trail, pretty well maintained and very shady in most parts. Definitely rough on the knees though. We did it with a 2-year old who spent 1/4 of the time hiking up with us and 3/4 strapped in (took us 7 hours because of breaks, diaper changes, slow walking, etc). Would only recommend the toddler carrier to intermediate or advanced hikers as the last descent is steep and can be grueling with balancing and extra weight.

By far the most scenic I have ever done. Simply majestic once you reach any of the three summits. It is hard however and not for beginners. The first two kilometres are the toughest ones. The view of the surrounding mountains is breathtaking.

The up and down will take you up to six hours depending on your conditioning and whether the trail is dry or not. If you think it will rain or if it just rained, i would avoid as most of the trail involves rock climbing.

Wow...Just go and do it!

Super randonnée, très difficile sur les 2 premiers kilomètres mais un très beau défi!

trail running
2 months ago

I trail up to view point 3. Well marked out hike which is pretty much impossible to
Lose the trail. Pretty hard on the knees but well worth the effort. View point one and two are amazing.

Cette randonnée représente un réel défi au niveau de la montée, mais les efforts sont largement récompensés par la vue que l’on a une fois au sommet! Un MUST dans Charlevoix!!!

Hard to climb up and down but the view is totally worth it.

Amazing, hard work, worth every minute when you get to the top and enjoy the views from the three sommets.

Its definitely a must! My boyfriend & I workout regularly but not avid hikers! We did it in 5:15, including a 45 min lunch break at sommet 1 to soak up the gorgeous view! Straight up! It is difficult, especially the first 2K. Its a continuum of rock stairs that you keep climbing all the way up with some sporadic flat surfaces. But the reward of the three sommets’ view and satisfaction of conquering this trail is totally worth the adventure!

Difficult trail that is worth the view did it in 4.5 hours not including the time i spent on top. Also it is very worth doing the 3 peaks! I am athletic but definitely not in my best shape and have bad asthma and still managed in the 36c weather. Its a must if you are in the area

hiking
2 months ago

Un must au Québec

hiking
3 months ago

I’m a sportive person (yoga and climbing) but my stamina is not super good so I had to take quite a few mini breaks during the first 2k to catch my breath. After that I was totally fine! It was a nice 23 degrees with a breeze the day I was hiking. Doing all the three summits and taking a nice break (20-30 min), it took me about 5,5 hours in total. Gorgeous views and I also really liked the hike itself. Don’t forget your water, I went through over 2 liters!

Effectivement plus difficile lors des deux premiers kilomètres. Il manque certaines pancartes de kilométrage (il y avait juste 0.5, 1.5km, 3km et 5km...) On a du boire 3 litres d’eau chacune (il faisait environ 30 degrés celsius)

La vue au sommet est spectaculaire (attention au vertige!) Et le vent est très puissant, faut prévoir des vêtements en conséquence pour y dîner.

La descente est très dure sur les genoux! Les bâtons sont d’une grande utilité.

We did that hike yesterday and it was absolutely beautiful. First kilometer is steep with high steps but than it gets easier. Last part is less steep than the firts part, but you have to scramble on the rocks when you reach the first, second and third summit. The descent can be really hard on the knees, especially in the last part going down (what was the first kilometer). There’s also a nice little river/waterfall with refreshing water in the first half (if you get too hot!!) Toilets halfway!

Perservere through the first couple of kilometres, because they’re the hardest, but km #3 is a nice break! Took us about 5 hours round-trip, including our picnic at the top! Even if you can only make it to summit #1, it’s totally worth it! That said, summit #2 and #3 are also amazing and if you can keep going to get to them, definitely recommend it!

hiking
4 months ago

(French version will follow)

This trail was a really interesting challenge.

As many people already said, the first kilometers are a test with your inner leadership. So is the last kilometer and half.
Trust me, your calves will be hot enough to start a fire.

There's also a main difficulty who wasn't mentionned by people : being a short hiker. By that, I want to mean how this trail can be a pain in the a** for people under 5'3".
There's river to cross, some snow and lot more.

Overall, this trail totally worth the physical effort.

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Cette randonné offre un défi très intéressant pour le randonneur, à condition qu'il soit en bonne forme.

Comme plusieurs l'ont mentionné, les premiers kilomètres sont particulièrement arides. Le dernier stretch et demi l'est également.

Une grande difficulté qui n'a pas été abordé par les randonneurs, c'est la difficulté que peuvent rencontrer les gens de tailles inférieures à 5'3". Il y a d'importants escarpements, des bouts de rivière à traverser, de la neige, etc.

Malgré tout, cette randonnée en vaut totalement l'effort!

hiking
4 months ago

The first 2km or so are quite difficult, but the last part is not too bad. The views are spectacular and well worth the climb. Bring a sweater and a hat for the top, especially if you want to spend more than a couple minutes up there. It’s definitely worth it to do all three summits, all views are gorgeous.
We climbed it late May and there was still plenty of snow, so good hiking boots are a must. Bring a lot of water from outside, the water at the base center is not drinkable.

Assez difficile les 2 premiers km! Ensuite ça se fait bien. Vue à couper le souffle qui en vaut la peine! La descente est assez dur pour les genoux par contre.

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