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Tour du Mont Albert is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mont-Albert, Quebec, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

Length 12.7 mi Elevation gain 3,612 ft Route type Loop

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

No dogs

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The climb in the forest is long but you are rewarded at the top with a magnificent view and a beautiful tundra landscape. The descent along a stream is very beautiful too, but very rocky. The territory is home to the Chic-Choc Wildlife Reserve and Gaspesie National Park. Mount Albert, a 1,151-metre-high (3,776 ft) peak, is the 9th highest peak in Quebec. It was named in honour of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha because geologist Alexander Murray made the first recorded ascent of the mountain on the Prince's birthday, 26 August 1845. The mountain has popular a unique ecology for its latitude: snow cover for 9 months of the year and alpine tundra vegetation. The territory is also home to migratory woodland caribou, the only remaining herd south of the Saint Lawrence.

Toilets and cabins are available along the way.

Registration is required, see SEPAQ for details.

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Dany V.
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HikingBugsFeeGreat!MuddyRocky

Botte de randonné préférable, Bâton de marche (surtout au retour, car glissant et a pique par endroit) huile a mouche (été) et Gourde d'eau...

Julie Nadeau
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HikingFloodedRockySnow

randonnée très difficile. beaucoup de roches lors de la descente sur de nombreux kilomètres. difficile pour les genoux mais quelle vue incroyable. encore un peu de neige au sommet. malheureusement mon cellulaire à manquer de batterie je n ai donc pas la randonnée complète. environ 20km 8h

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Stephanie Arsenault
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HikingRocky

Vue à couper le souffle! Paysages magnifiques! Des bottes de randonnée sont préférables car il y a des moments avec beaucoup de roches et racines.

Sandrine Provencher
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Hiking

Superbe randonnée! Les paysages sont à couper le souffle! Nous avons vu une douzaine de caribous au sommet. Définitivement à refaire! Les bottes sont vraiment nécessaires! Faites aussi sûr d’avoir assez d’eau! Nous l’avons monté au mois de juillet dernier et nous avons dû remplir nos gourdes plusieurs fois avec l’eau de roche qui coulait près du sentier. Si ça vous intéresse, l’auberge offre des boîtes à lunch personnalisées qui sont bien remplies! Elles sont excellentes pour cette randonné! Apportez un polar ou une veste surtout si vous partez le matin car les arbres cachent le soleil et l’humidité est présente.

Cathy Frenette
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woww quelle belle journée. Magnifique vue en descendant du mont Albert. Les chute de toute beauté. Une belle hike entre amies. A mettre sur notre bucket list de chose a faire pour sure.

ROXANNE CAHILL
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Hiking

difficile mais de toute beauté bottes de randonnée essentiel.

Alex Hardy
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Hiking

une très belle randonnée avec une vue absolument incomparable rendu au sommet!

Romi Pelletier
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Hiking

Super belle randonnée! La montée est rapide (je l’ai monté en 2h et je me considère dans la moyenne). Lors de la descente, il y avait beaucoup de grosses roches, j’avais plus l’impression de sauter que de faire de la randonnée, mais c’était bien intéressant. La vue d’en haut est totalement « worth it ». De plus, nous avons vu des caribous!! Je recommande!!

Clement Aubin
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Hiking

Le plus beau et le plus dépaysement decor au Quebec.

J Duncan
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HikingMuddyRocky

Beautiful trail with so many different views. If you're lucky you might even see some some Moose ! Very steep at some points though, but that's what makes the hike interesting.

Marc-André Poirier
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Sylvie Bousquet
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Hiking

Merveilleuse randonnée... cette montagne n as pas son pareil pour la végétation au sommet et commodité.... nous avons adoré. 20 km en 8 heures

Pierre-Antoine Bilodeau
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Denis Kismic
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HikingBugsMuddyNo shadeRockyScramble

This is a physically demanding hike. On the way up, the gravel trail is on a steady climb right away. It transforms into a smaller rocky trail that is even more inclined. You will be walking through the woods so there isn’t much to see before you get to the top. The view at the top is beautiful 180 degree view. Bugs will also greet you there so make sure to have some repellant ready and some longer clothes. But the most impressive part is the way down. If you have been to the amazing Gros Morne national park, you will quickly recognize the same yellow rocks you find there. The whole inner valley of the mount Albert is made of the same rusty rocks that were dug out of the earths mental. It would be very educational if the park made the link between the mount Albert and Tablelands in Gros Morne. This would also be a great promotion of our great national parks for us to visit. The only link between the two mountains can be found on a small image that shows the same mountain ranges in Gaspésie as in Newfoundland, Scotland and Scandinavian peninsula. This is in the back exposition room in the visitors center that is hidden in the back of the building. Once you descent from the rocky side of the mountain, be ready to walk on lots and lots of mud and water. It can be discouraging if you were expecting a nice trail. There are beautiful cascades to be observed all along the descent, if you’re lucky you may see a moose on the way. Overall an impressive trail but if you liked the red mountain, you have to visit the Gros Morne, NL national park.

The A.
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HikingBugsRocky

This was a spectacular hike. More difficult than I should really do as a an overweight, out of shape office worker but we managed to finish with a 10 and 12 year old as well (they were awesome). The rocky terrain makes it especially challenging but it’s like you are on another world up there. Can’t recommend it enough but be prepared for the physical challenge. The distance and elevation don’t tell the whole story.

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