Explore the most popular forest trails in Parc National du Mont-Orford with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Première fois sur ce sentier qui est très bien maintenu. Il y’a 3 très beau points de vue le long de la montée au Pic a l’Ours, et nous avons arrêter 3 fois pour savourer la splendeur du paysage. Ça nous a pris 2 heures 45 minutes pour la montee, et 2 heures pour la descente. Je classifierai ce sentier d’intermédiaire a difficile, car il y’a quand même des endroits très très rocailleux et à pic. Je la referais certainement à l’automne lorsque les couleurs seront à l’apogée. Je recommande ce sentier et ne vous laisser pas intimider par l’envergure du sentier. J’ai vu du monde de tout âge et de ability au long de la montée....un pas à la fois.

hiking
7 days ago

It was a good difficult one!

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!!!

Intermediate level

Super sentier, magnifiques point de vue.

Vraiment un beau sentier!

Sentier de la SPAQ. Il y a des frais d’accès qui sont de 8.75$/adulte... gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans. (Je crois). Il n’y a pas de gardien à l’entrée... on peut payer avec la carte de crédit si vous avez votre téléphone intelligent. Pour des sentiers payants, ça aurait pu être mieux. Nous avons pas fait la loop. De l’entrée du Stationnement municipal au top c’est environ 4.5 km aller-retour 9 km. Les chiens sont interdits mais nous en avons croisés. La vue est magnifique au point de vue. Il y avait un peu d’insectes mais nous n’avons pas trop été incommodé. Nous y retournerons par un autre accès une bonne fois.

hiking
1 month ago

Took my kids ages 12 & 10 on Le vieux camp and le castor trails. Loved the waterfalls, the water views and the uphill climbs! Not good for anyone with a stroller though. I would definitely take this trail again!

Love it, as always!

Fait 27 mars 2018,sentier peu fréquenté, crampons requis

4 months ago

Parfait! court, pas trop loin.... le seul petit bémol
c'est qu'il y a beaucoup trop de monde!

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike especially with Autumn colours!
It rained the passed days so it was a bit muddy but not difficult though.
Pretty crowded at this period of time.
View points are worth it and they are not only at the top!
Definitely compatible for family hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Un super beau spot :P plus stationnement gratuit à partir de Austin

We went, based on 'kid friendly' reviews, with an 8 year old. This is about as far from kid friendly as I can imagine. There are places where there IS NO TRAIL, just sheer rock! There are roots and rocks all along the path, don't be fooled by the lovely rock step photos you see online, it's not like that the whole way. The descent is just as hard as the ascent. There is no way for a vehicle to access you in case of emergency. Trail length varies depending on the information source, we were expecting 4 hours and 8km and all in it was 14km and 7 hours. Other than giving birth it was the most physically challenging thing I've ever done! We eat healthy, are relatively fit and we struggled - I never would have gone with an 8 year old had I known it was going to take that long or be that demanding. If you're looking for a challenge, go for it, I prefer walks in the woods where you can actually look at the landscape instead of watching the path the whole time so you don't get hurt on a rock or root!

hiking
8 months ago

Très beau sentier, assez difficile pour avoir du challenge, et pas trop long. J'ai adoré!

Great trail, great views!

9 months ago

très belle vue au sommet, au changement de couleur dans les arbres ça doit être magique. Je recommande de faire le chemin difficile (pente de ski) pour la montée et le chemin plus facile pour la descente si on veut faire un bon exercice. Un défi réaliste mais motivant!

hiking
9 months ago

It was a really nice hike ! Technical but not too difficult.

First time serious hiking, great introduction.

Great afternoon hike! Went East around the loop as was recommended to me by the ranger. Easier ascent that way. The hike itself is all through woods, which was nice on a warm day with very little breeze like today. It is a quite moist trail, so there were lots of bugs that seemed to have no spacial awareness. It got old after awhile. The views were awesome, particularly at the summit. It's only a few extra steps off the loop, so don't bypass it. It was my favorite part! Lots of roots and rocks and uneven terrain. Hiking poles are not necessary, but would be helpful.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice swim in the lake after.

hiking
10 months ago

Sentier sportif mais accessible. On longe un beau ruisseau et de belles cascades. Le dernier km est en gravier, piste de ski, et vaut l'effort pour la superbe vue.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice climb if you don't mind rocky. Not too busy.

Very nice hike, not too crowded, nice elevation.

hiking
10 months ago

Practice for stair master :) Interesting trail though, I liked it!

Lovely hike! My 12 year-old son plowed through it!

Very nice hike. Well maintained trail. Went after rain and quite muddy and slippery so be careful. With the loop at top it was closer to 9 mi than the 7.9 stated.

Fait en raquette Hiver 2005

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Great hike! Quite a strenuous climb, but the views are tremendous and the trail is very peaceful.

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Très belle randonnée à faire en famille. Peut être un peu moins adapté pour les jeunes enfants.
Je dirais 8-9 et plus ok.
Le début avec la montée de la piste de ski du Mont Orford est exigeante pour le cardio. ceux qui aime seront ravis.

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