The 10 Best Hiking Trails in Gaspésie

Are you planning a trip in Gaspésie? Here are the 10 best hiking trails in Gaspésie that you’ll want to add to your bucket list!

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Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness. 

FOR ALL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING OPENING HOURS, TRAIL MAPS, DIRECTIONS, COSTS, RULES AS WELL AS REGULATIONS PLEASE VISIT THE PARK’S WEBSITES THAT I’VE INCLUDED BELOW.

The 10 Best Hiking Trails in Gaspésie

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THE 10 BEST HIKING TRAILS IN GASPESIE

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10. MONT-ALBERT

 

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Mont-Albert is on the list of the 10 best hiking trails in Gaspésie and it’s not by mistake. This mountain offers spectacular views and is one of the tallest mountains in Québec.

This hiking trail is located in the Gaspésie National Park. This trail is not open year round so please make sure to verify all additional information on the Sépaq website.

Level of difficulty: Expert.

Duration: 12.6km (round-trip) around 5-6 hours

Parking: Centre de découverte et de services.

Park Address: 1981 Route du Parc, QC-299, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 2E4

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


9. PIC DU BRÛLÉ

The Pic du Brûlé is another spectacular hiking trail located in the Gaspésie National Park that offers breathtaking views.

Level of difficulty: Difficult

Duration: 14.2km (loop) around 5 hours

Departure: Lac Cascapédia Registration Centre

Park Address: 1981 Route du Parc, QC-299, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 2E4

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


8. LE PIC DE L’AUBE

 

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Pic de L’Aube is another hiking trail located in the Gaspésie National Park that you’ll definitely want to add to your list! Just take a look at that beautiful landscape!

Level of difficulty: Difficult

Duration: 12km (round-trip) around 4-5 hours

Parking: Coupe-feu Parking Lot Route 11

Park Address: 1981 Route du Parc, QC-299, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 2E4

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


7. LAC AUX AMÉRICAINS

 

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If you’re looking for a beginner friendly or family friendly trail the Lac Aux Américains trail is the one for you! Located in the Gaspésie National Park, this hike brings you to a basin at the Lac Aux Américains.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2.6km (round-trip) around 1-2 hours

Parking: Parking Lot on Route 160

Park Address: 1981 Route du Parc, QC-299, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 2E4

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


6. MONT RICHARDSON

Mont Richardson offers beautiful 360 degree views at its summit! This mountain is also located in the Gaspésie National Park and has one of the highest peaks in Québec.

Level of difficulty: Expert

Duration: 11.6km (round-trip) around 6 hours

Parking: Parking Lot on Route 160

Park Address: 1981 Route du Parc, QC-299, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 2E4

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


5. MONT ERNEST-LAFORCE

 

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Mont Ernest-Laforce is perfect if you’re looking for a shorter hike at an intermediate level. This mountain is located in the Gaspésie National Park and it offers 360 degree views of Mont-Albert and it’s surrounding mountains.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Duration: 4.6km (loop) around 2 hours

Parking: Parking Lot on Route 163

Park Address: 1981 Route du Parc, QC-299, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 2E4

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


4. VALLIÈRES-DE-SAINT-RÉAL

 

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The Vallières are located in the Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs that is also operated by Sépaq. This park is located right by the Gaspésie national park.

Level of difficulty: Difficult

Duration: 12km (round-trip) around 6 hours

Parking: Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs

Park Address: 116 Rue Prudent Cloutier, Mont-Saint-Pierre, QC G0E 1V0

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/rf/chc/


3. MONT SAINT-PIERRE

If you’re in the area, you absolutely need to head on over to Mont-Saint-Pierre for this stunning hike!  Mont Saint-Pierre offers spectacular views of the Saint-Lawrence river. This trail is also connected to the SIA/GRA1.

Level of difficulty: Difficult

Duration: 4.2km (round-trip)

Parking: Mont Saint-Pierre (visit website for additional information)

Address: 102, rue Prudent Cloutier, Mont-Saint-Pierre, QC, C.P. 38, G0E 1V0

Website: https://www.montsaintpierre.ca


2. MONT-XAILBU

Mont Xailbu offers the most beautiful viewpoint. This mountain is part of the Chic-Choc mountains and is located in the Gaspésie National Park.

Level of difficulty: Difficult

Duration: 10.6km (round-trip) around 5-6 hours

Parking: Parking Lot on Route 160

Park Address: 1981 Route du Parc, QC-299, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 2E4

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


1. MONT SAINT-ALBAN

 

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Lastly, we have Mont Saint-Alban. This stunning lookout is located in the Forillon National Park at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula. You can either hike Mont Saint-Alban by the Cap-Bon-Ami trail or starting from Petit-Gaspé beach. Regardless of which trail you choose, get ready for an incredible adventure!

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Duration: 7.8km (loop) 3-4 hours (starting from Cap-Bon-Ami) or 7.2km (loop) 2-3 hours (starting from Petit-Gaspé beach)

Parking: North Area trailhead: Cap-Bon-Ami or South Area trailhead: Petit-Gaspé beach

Park Address: 122 Gaspé Boulevard
Gaspé QC G4X 0B1

Website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/qc/forillon/visit

List of trails: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/qc/forillon/activ/randonnee-hiking

THE CAP BON-AMI (LOOKOUT) TRAIL THAT LEADS TO MONT SAINT-ALBAN


The 10 Best Hiking Trails in Gaspésie


Here’s your checklist of the 10 best hiking trails in Gaspésie!

THE 10 BEST HIKING TRAILS IN GASPESIE

I hope this helps you plan out your next hiking trip in Gaspésie! Feel free to share it on Facebook with all of your friends! Which hike will you be doing next?


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