Mont Gosford

3 reviews

Easy to intermediate, lightly trafficked hike. Starting at parking lot #1 near the pavilion Rose-Délima (about 6km drive from the information center), the trail is 4.5 km to summit (9km round trip), took about 2:30-3 hours total + time spent at the summit.

The summit is rocky and has an observation tower from which you can see amazing 360 views of the surrounding valleys and mountains (Lac Megantic, Maine, Vermont). Very reminiscent of hiking in the Adirondacks. Although very windy and cold, even in early August. Would recommend windbreaker, sweater, hat/hood and thin gloves.

The hike itself is very gradual on the way up with 2 steeper sections (short & very manageable). Gorgeous streams along the way with 3 short boardwalks. A little muddy in some spots, and lots of roots and rocks so watch your footing and hiking boots are recommended.

There are a few different intersecting trails but all are very well indicated. The trail we took had a clean outhouse & lean-tu half way up for those to wish to camp on the mountain.

Dog & kid friendly.