8 Spectacular Fall Hikes In Quebec That End With A Waterfall Oasis
- If you're looking to take a hike in Quebec this fall, these 8 loops are more than just a stroll through the woods.
- Each hike features a stunning waterfall oasis to appreciate while you wander through the woods.
- One of these falls is even bigger than Niagara!
Just because it's fall doesn't mean you can't go for a hike in Quebec. In fact, some of Quebec's best hikes are even more beautiful in the fall.
And these 8 hikes are no exception, they are totally stunning from start to finish, plus they have a little extra added bonus at the end...
All of these fall hikes in Quebec feature a stunning waterfall where you can pass the time, snap some pics, and marvel that is the beauty of our province.
One of these waterfalls is even bigger than Niagara Falls!
Plus, a bunch of them also have breathtaking suspension bridges that allow you to take in the natural scenery from a totally awe-inspiring vantage point.
So, if you've been looking to take a fall drive out of the city, consider taking a drive to one of these amazing parks to experience a fall hike and spectacular waterfall, all in one trip.
Length: 4.5 - 5 km of trail
Just outside Quebec City find the 35 m tall Chutes-de-la-Chaudière that flows into the Chaudière River and eventually into the St. Lawrence. Trapeze across the suspension footbridge that hangs 23 km over the river, and explore trails and lookout points along the way. You can also do a 1.5 km bike route!
Length: 2 - 5 km
Le Parc des Chutes de Sainte-Ursule features several walking trails that border on the mighty Maskinongé River, and lead you to take in the magnificence of the seven succeeding waterfalls of Sainte-Ursule. Trail length and difficulty vary depending on the route you choose to take.
Length: 2.5 km
This municipal park in Rawdon features two lookouts that showcase the Ouareau River and the magnificent falls. A great, easy hike surrounded by the natural beauty of the region, with a picnic spot where you can BBQ and bathrooms.
Length: 6.9 km there and back
Location: Parc national de la Mauricie
While the Parc national de la Mauricie has lots of trails for anyone from a beginner to an expert, the hike to this spot at Waber Falls is no easy feat... but, if you can't tell, it's totally worth it.
Des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles
Length: 17 km of trail
Location: Parc régional de Lanaudière
There is more than 17 km of walking trail through the Le Parc Régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles, along with three beautiful bridges and three waterfalls. This park is pretty much a choose-your-own-adventure of hikes, because there are so many intertwining paths. Perfect for if you're trying to make a day of it, or you want to just get in to see those falls and then get out.
Length: 0.5 - 3 km, can include an outdoor staircase with 487 steps
Location: Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, outside Quebec City
These famous falls were actually featured in the Keats poem "Sleep and Poetry," and are located just outside Old Quebec City. This park offers a couple vantage points of the falls, including the suspension bridge that hangs over the precipice of the falls, and a zipline!
Length: 3 km loop
Location: La Côte-de-Beaupré
This hike is super accessible for hikers/walkers/rollers of all ages, and features three unreal suspension bridges to provide three different vantage points of the canyon, whose falls are 74 metres tall, making them even bigger than Niagara Falls!
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Chutes de Plaisance
Length: 1 km
Visit this heritage site and support the North Nation Mills non-profit, who run this cultural, environmental and recreational park, featuring the Chutes de Plaisance and a beautiful 1 km hike, with observation areas, picnic tables and beautiful natural scenery.