6 of the best summer hikes in Quebec

You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.

The official season for hiking will be starting soon. I don’t have a start of a hiking season as I love it all year round, but most people prefer waiting until nicer weather. I already shared my favorite winter hikes, and now it’s time to see what are the best summer hikes.

These are hikes I already did many times in the past and that I loved. If you are in the province of Quebec, you should definitely try them out!

Parc nationaldes Grands-Jardins

Sentier Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes

The view is absolutely breathtaking, and you get to see one of the best landscapes in the province. You have a 360 view of Charlevoix and the Laurentian mountains. It’s one of my favorite hikes, whether it’s winter or summer, especially this trail.

Difficulty: Hard

Time: 5 h

Distance: About 8.6 km round trip

Parc nationalde la Jacques‑Cartier

Sentier Le Draveur Nord

This is a very long hike, moderately challenging, and not too popular. You will not meet a lot of people on your walk, which makes it perfect if you want to be left alone with your thoughts. You stay pretty close to the ground and won’t have a view at the top, but you get to see the river, which is very calming and exhilarating at the same time.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time: 8 – 9 h

Distance: About 24.8 km round trip

Parc nationaldes Hautes‑Gorges-
de-la-Rivière‑Malbaie

L’Acropole-des-Draveurs

I trailed this path for the first time last year, and it was the hardest hike I did in my life. It was so physically challenging I couldn’t believe it. This is the only hike I ever did that left me sore… But the view you get at the end, and the satisfaction you feel for accomplishing this hike, are incredible.

Difficulty: Hard

Time: 5 h 30

Distance: About 11.2 km round trip

Parc nationaldu Mont-Tremblant

Sentier Monts de l’Envol

An easy hike that lets you gaze upon the valley of the Pimbina from atop the scenic viewpoint. The only ick to this trail is that it can get very foggy after it rained, so make sure you go on a clear day to see the beautiful landscape.

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1 h 45

Distance: About 4.5 km round trip

Parc nationaldu Mont-Orford

Sentier Le Mont-Chauve

You have a few viewpoints all the way through the top, and it’s a very popular trail, so you will have company at all times. It’s very crowded at the top, especially in fall but in summer? It’s still extremely beautiful. It’s a pretty easy hike but challenging at some points.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time: 4 h

Distance: About 10.6 km round trip

Mont Pinacle

Sentier Le Mont-Chauve

An easy trek you can enjoy in the afternoon. It’s not very demanding physically, and you get to see an amazing view at the top. It’s perfect for beginners!

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 2 h

Distance: About 4.5 km round trip

I usually get myself the Sepaq annual pass to have access to many national park with hundred trails. If you live in the province and enjoy hiking you should definitely get yourself the pass.

Let me know which summer hikes you are planning to do in the comments below!

Until next time,

Sofyah,

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