This Quebec Hike Takes You Up Nearly 1,000 m In Altitude & Is 1,000% Worth The Road Trip

You'll see some seriously beautiful views once at the top.
This Quebec Hike Takes You Up Nearly 1,000 m In Altitude & Is 1,000% Worth The Road Trip

If you're looking to add another hike idea to your list this summer, Mont de Lac-des-Cygnes has hands down one of the prettiest hiking trails in the province. 

Located in the Grands-Jardins National Park, which is about four hours from Montreal, it's well worth the road trip.

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It's one of the main attractions of the park with its 980 metres of altitude. Once at the top, the panorama views let you admire the meteorite crater of Charlevoix, on the valley of Gros-Bras.

The route is described as difficult, so it's for those who enjoy more demanding hikes. The round trip takes four hours and covers about eight and a half kilometres.

Visitors can go there at any time of the year by following the Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes trail and access for the day costs $9 per adult.

Mont de Lac-des-Cygnes

Cost: $9/adult for day access

When: Open year-round

Address: Mont du Lac-des-Cygnes, Sentier du Pioui, Saint-Urbain, QC

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