Mount Tremblant: Le Grand Brule, Les Caps

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Mount Tremblant: Le Grand Brule, Les Caps is a 8.7 mile loop trail located near Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Distance: 8.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,286 feet Route Type: Loop

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Mont-Tremblant, is a top recreation destination for people from all over the world. The year-round ski resort is 13km from the village proper, at the foot of a mountain called Mont Tremblant (derived from local Algonquins who referred to it as the "trembling mountain"). The summit is at an elevation of 875 meters (2,871 ft), which makes it one of the tallest peaks in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. This hike is a little different from the others, in that you have to walk thought a colorful fairy tale like pedestrian village to get to the trails. A free gondola ride takes you from the base of the village to the base of the mountain where the trails begin. There are a couple of trails that take you to the peak of the mountain. We took Le Grand Brule (trail C) and came back on Les Caps (trail D). From the parking lot (where I started tracking) the ascent is slightly over 2000 ft, making it quite a bit more than a casual hike in the hills. This is a pleasant hike with a lot of impressive views, especially at the onset when looking back over the village. The trails are well marked and not overly steep. BUT due to the rocky nature of trail D, I would recommend doing them in reverse order (go up trail D and descend trail C). At the top of the mountain is a chalet. But of course if you run out of water (as I did), don't expect any shops to be open after 5pm (end of August).. as the last ski lift of tourists goes scampering off down the mountain leaving you in relative isolation. Overall a very pleasant day out!

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3 months ago

Probably wasn't the best idea to go on this trail when it's been raining for a week. Also when I got to the top there was a snow squall that was so bad that I had to turn around and come back down the way I came cause I literally couldn't see anything to get to the next trail. But it was a great hike! Just make sure you come super early so you can leave before sundown and maybe go in better conditions than I did.

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