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This is the hike that I compare all others to...difficult but several summit views of glorious lakes and fields and forests! Bring lots of water and snacks...will take several hours to complete!

its an amazinge hiking trail! would def. recommend - but it was kind of hard to get to the top because of the ice

2 months ago

Belle rando avec vue imprenable!

hiking
2 months ago

Tellement un beau sentier ! À faire n’importe quand :)

hiking
2 months ago

I wanted to love this trail. We hiked it in early November, and it may as well have been early spring. There was mud and mucky stuff all the way around, and we probably had to veer around these very wet areas at least 50 times in the course of the hike. Also there were at least six trees down across the path. If the path were way drier, and clearer, it would have been a great. Beautiful views, but not worth it when it’s this wet.

This one works you! I did this solo on the first snow fall of the season in late October making for some very slippery sections. I did it in about 4 hours but it took everything out of me. In my opinion it has the best views in the park, so totally worth the effort.

Did the trail in the snow and it was a beautiful trail! Definitely one of the harder ones I've done so far. I would recommend this trail to anybody who is able to finish the whole 10km loop.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful experience walking from fall scenery into full on winter wonderland 1 hour into the hike. Lots of ice on the path. Hiking poles would be helpful for nervous hikers. The view from the look out makes for a great place to eat some warm soup before heading out. The drive to the parking lot is 30km within the park and is littered with potholes, so drive slowly and pay attention or a little car could end up with a flat tire or roughed up suspension.

Awesome hike at the end of fall season!

J’ai fais le sentier Pioui dans le sens d’une aiguille. C’était prenant. Plusieurs vue à plusieurs points de vue. Une fois en haut plusieurs sommêts à découvrir. On voit une vue à des kilomètres! Avec l’automne c’est coloré et impressionnant. Ce fut plus difficile à cause de la glace, quelques endroits où on doit s’accroupir pour « escalader » en montant/descendant. Ça en vaut la peine!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, we made it in 3 hours despite crazy rain! Btw. It is just 11km!

3 months ago

hiked this trail October 15 2018. very challenging. felt like more than 10km. next time I will track with a GPS.

3 months ago

felt like more than 10km. good challenge

superbe!
montée par le sentier pioui (sens horaire ) petit chemin naturelle ou presque deux partie ou ca monte sec mais cest pas la mort loin de là... un peu de plat entre les deux.
des vue magnifique a 360°.
attention en ce 14octobre cest gelée.. bonne chaussure et monter avec précaution ca glisse beaucoup sur les 3/4 du sentier. redescendu par la partie lac des cygnes tres aménager escalier chemin large gravillon...
a faire a voir a vivre!

Belle journée le 13 octobre 2018 au Parc national des Grands Jardins malgré les nuages et seulement -2 degrés C. Nous avons fait la boucle Pioui et Mont-du-Lac-Des-Cygnes. Tout un défi avec la neige, la glace, les traces de verglas et l’eau dans le sentier, mais quelle vue au sommet! Vive Charlevoix!

Went yesterday (Oct 13/2018) with a good friend of mine. Didn't know the park was closed. So we decided to walk the 13km from the front gate to the base of the trail head. Then, since we had made it that far, we decided to go up the mountain. And it was spectacular! Safe to say we had the whole mountain to ourselves. Altogether we ended up hiking/walking approximately 37-38 kilometers. Ran into some moose on the 13km walk back to the car. And it got dark, really fast. Physically and mentally exhausted today, however, worth every second. It was a long day, and was a little scary being totally alone in the woods at night. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.

on Le Scotora Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Pierres roulantes sur quelques sections du parcours. 70% du parcours se fait sans se soucier du prochain pas. Cela permet de regarder les montagnes, la rivière, les petits lacs et les barages de castors! La récompense est superbe, avec la belle vue sur la vallée! Bien que classé difficile, c'est un parcours qui se fait très bien pour le randonneur moyen.

Beautiful view at the end!

on Centennial Ridges Trail

3 months ago

Took 3.5 hours with a few food stops. Trail was not too hard, a little wet in areas (it rained the day before). The blue trail markers sometimes are hard to follow so we had to back track 2 times. The views were nice, mostly mountain top and lakes. I recommend arriving early to get a good parking spot, and wearing good hiking shoes.

hiking
3 months ago

The view when you reach to the top is breathtaking. Must have a good shoes. Definitely coming back next fall early in the morning when sunrise strikes

Went today and the colors were fantastic... Went clockwise and the views were nicer on the east side as there are more trees and no lake.
Took us about 4h but we had plenty of little stops. Would say hike is moderate as there is not a lot elevation gain.

trail running
3 months ago

La fameuse Scotora en automne! Superbe rando.

8km up, 8km down pour environ 2h45. Assez facile, beaucoup de gens dans la trail qui se disent "bonjour, bonjour, bonjour"

Gorgeous views. A bit challenging but totally worth it. Took about 3 hours with minimum stops just to enjoy the view.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favourite Trails... Excellent for Scenery and Wildlife in all Seasons... Medium intensity...

Ascension facile, castors à voir!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Not too difficult because there is little incline. For the most part the trail is along the edge of the lakes. Beautiful lakes with many chances for viewing wildlife. We saw a few herons, ravens, spruce grouse and an otter. I suggest wearing some shoes suitable for mud! We took about 6 hours to complete, including a lot of time to stop and look for wildlife.

hiking
4 months ago

Another great trail. Bit steep at times but well worth the climb to the lookout.
Don't forget to show your parking pass while hiking. The park wardens are always on the lookout.

I do enjoy this trail. However I find it a little boring in sections. About 4 hours at moderate speed. Lovely vistas about 1/2 way.
Good footwear is an absolute must in this trail as the rocks can be slippery. Do take plenty of water as well!
Know your limitations on this one as it can be lengthy.

Super best to start on north side to get a great view as you reach the summit

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