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Sentier Mekinac Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 1,236 ft Route type Loop

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wildlife

No dogs

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Reviews (83)
Photos (98)
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Antwan Di-on
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Hiking

Mardi 2020-06-09 Magnifique sentier bien aménagé, même parfois trop (du moins selon mon goût personnel). Après environ 2km très plat, en longeant la rivière St-Maurice, on arrive à une superbe passerelle flotante dans une baie où un castor faisait sa baignade. Par la suite débute la montée en escalier sur une distance approximative de 750m. Nous y avons d'ailleurs croisé une famille d'ours. La montée se fait bien car a plusieurs séquences moins accentuées. Arrivé au sommet, ne vous laissez pas berner par le premier point de vue, quoi que très beau, et continuez 250m vers le second (celui avec les chaises rouge). Par la suite, le retour se fait bien avec une superbe section longeant un cours d'eau et ses cascades. Puis retour au stationnement par la forêt, toujours aussi belle. Tout au long de la randonnée, le chant des oiseaux nous accompagne et nous n'y avons croisé pratiquement personne d'autre. Bien que classée difficile par Parcs Canada, cette randonnée se fait plutôt facilement et est bien balisée.

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Lucie Martineau
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HikingSnow

Superbement ensoleillé -3 degré le 12 Février

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Ruth Champagne
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Hannah Pallubinsky
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Hiking

Missed out a little bit due to signage that wasn’t quite right..

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Ludmila Leonid
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Hiking

it's a Trail with 2 nice point of view. I would recommend this Trail if you are looking to have moderate hiking. I liked the fauna changes few time, I enjoyed it :) but if you are going for a stunning view I would recommend to choose another trail

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Mario Richard
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Maxime Tessier
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Hiking

Nous avons vraiment adoré. Classé intermédiaire par le Parc, ce sentier est très bien aménagé et entretenu. Fais de façon relaxe par moment nous avons pris 4h15 pour les 11km. Très beau point de vue sur la rivière St-Maurice et les environs. Aussi beau ruisseau et quelques ponceaux agréables à franchir dont un d'environ 50-60 mètres sur l'eau qui est flottant. Superbe !

Melhem Mazraani
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HikingBugs

presque la totalité du parcours se passe dans la forêt. Très peu de points de vue. Parcours relativement facile, mais ennuyeux...

Riri M.
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HikingBugs

It was a calm trail with no one at the view points. Took time at the top to relax. it was beautiful.

Isabelle Meyer
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Hiking

The first part is really easy and flat. After crossing the bridge it gets steeper but no problem. The trail is snow free. When you go to the lookout, dont miss the second one! There are 3 in total around the circle. Nice easy trail

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Adelė Ol
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Hiking

Went in late April. It was way too early to go without snow equipment and was very difficult for inexperienced hikers like us, yet the scenery was breathtaking.

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Mathieu Girard
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Realy liked that trail. There is a very good viewpoint in the first half of it. wich involve a good climb to get to. After that, the trail goes much more flat. Realy enjoyed the part with the little river in the wood.

Adam Taubert
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My girlfriend and I had a great hike on this trail. It's definitely not 'difficult'. We finished it in 3 hours; stopped quite a few times to get wet!! Absolutely beautiful hike in autumn!

Silke Simons
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Hiking

Not sure why this trail is labeled as 'hard', since there's only one rather short steep section; the rest is quite flat and easy. Lots of mushrooms and wildflowers in the forest.

Katia Tousignant
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belle endroit, pas trop difficile.

Étienne Fournier
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Hiking

Very nice place to go hiking! Not that hard. It took us 3 hours and a half for a 11km loop.

Francine Plante
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Luis Sosa Osorno
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Frédérik Belcourt
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Jonathan Zhang
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Catherine Cormier
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Martine Gagnon
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Felipe Quiroz
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Caroline Potvin
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Caroline Herbin
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Patrick Alarie
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Alex Stirlingite
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Kevin Collins
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