Charlevoix, Quebec


Difficulty Easy
Distance 25 KM
Height 954 M
Elevation gain 637 M
Animal Dog allowed




Mont des Morios is a mountain that is part of the Charlevoix region. This summit is not very well known, but with its 970m high in places, it offers a real sporting challenge to all hiking enthusiasts.

The trails of Mont des Morios are indeed classified from intermediate to high difficulty, but on the other hand the natural spectacle that presents itself is marvelous. At the summit you can have a breathtaking view, admiring the St. Lawrence River and the mountains of the region at 360 degrees.

The alpine vegetation is also very pleasant and invites the most expert hikers to sleep under the stars. At Mont des Morios it is indeed possible to go camping in the wild, enjoying the open air and the beautiful panorama. In Quebec there are very few places that offer such adventurous hiking trails, so Mont des Morios is a very recommended destination!

If you are finally really brave hikers, here you will find something that is perfect for you, the 5 Summits Challenge. This is a route where you have to cross the five summits of the Charlevoix region in a pre-determined period of time. Do you think you'll succeed?

A recommended trail

If you want to start with a shorter path, the Mount of Morios trail is absolutely the right choice. It is a loop of about 29km, which can be crossed in one or two days, depending on whether you prefer to bivouac or not.

Mont des Morios is very easy to reach by car: you have to go towards Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs and then follow Principale Street to the parking lot near Lake Boudreault. Before that, however, you have to pay the access fees at the Lac Brûlé convenience store, where you will also receive the trail map.

The loop of Mont des Morios starts with a fairly easy ascent, but then it splits into two different trails:

- The North Morios, which is easier

- The Expert who is, as his name says it, reserved for hikers with more experience.

The second trail has some steep passages; however, there are ropes to help you climb safely. If you don't want to complicate your life too much, you can go up the most difficult path and go down the Morios Nord. That way you can live your outdoor adventure without getting too tired.


Parking Refuge Shelter Rustic camping

What are the best trails at MONT DES MORIOS ?

  • Trails
  • Mont des Morios
    5 km
    500 m
  • Boucle du Mont des Morios
    25 km
    500 m
  • Sentier des Chutes
    9 km
    200 m
  • Tronçon Mont du Gros Castor - Mont des Morios
    15 km
    250 m


Access fee $ 0.00

Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

47.7592901 -70.4901679

Contact Information

(418) 439-3771
13 rue Principale, Notre-Dame-des-Monts, QC G0T 1L0, Canada

Rating and comments

Jane Maxwell
Jane Maxwell
One of my favorite hikes! Going through the expert, there is a good challenge with very steep climbs and ropes. I strongly recommend going to the far left of the summit where the 360 ​​view is more than splendid!
Paul Williamson
Paul Williamson
Did hike 2 days ago on Tuesday. A rigorous and demanding hike for my spouse and me, 61 and 60 years old respectively. As a matter of fact the oldest couple we met were in their mid 40's. It took us about 6 hours including a 20 minutes lunch break. We took the expert path going up and did the loop afterwards skipping one of the summit's. We bought our passage at a convenience store at Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs. Google Maps took us the shortest route but not the right one because of poor road conditions. We had to take an extended detour to get there. Very happy nonetheless because of the spectacular views but also because of unique the alpine environment.
Hellen Moir
Hellen Moir
Hiked the mount with my kids and stayed up there over night. What an amazing place!
Robert Peterson
Robert Peterson
Nice assembly for hiking. The level is from intermediate to expert and the loop is about 12km. Not recommended for young children. For those who like to camp at the top, it gets crowded maybe a little too much!
Jarred Ellisor
Jarred Ellisor
Very beautiful mount! A little wrong to indicate by account. We took the EXPERT trail, which took about 45 minutes to climb. The track is beautiful, in some places you have to climb on the apic rocks using ropes which are attached to it, great experience 😁

Why visit this place

Hiking is not the only activity you can do at Mont de Morios. Here nature is so beautiful that it would be a shame not to enjoy it! You can for example practice other sports activities, such as:

- Alpine skiing

- Ski touring

- Canoeing and kayaking

- Skating

- ...and much more besides

By the way, in the nearby town of Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs there is the Parc National des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie. It is a very large park where the variety of landscapes alternates with spectacular speed: high plateaus, glacial valleys and waterfalls. Here you can practice sports all year round and immerse yourself completely in the wilderness by walking, biking or kayaking through it.

And the activities that you can do at the Mount of Morios do not stop there: you can also admire the panoramic view of the mountain by taking a mini cruise on a bateau-mouche, discovering the flora and fauna of these magnificent places.

Things not to be missed

A real stay at the Mont des Morios cannot be considered as such without tasting some specialties in the small local restaurants. Here the traditional rustic mountain menu joins with today's modernity.

In the town of Saint-Urbain there is for example the Casse-Croûte La Rencontre, a nice dairy bar where you can try some very good meat and salmon pâtés, as well as the best French fries in the whole region.

If you are looking for a typical mountain accommodation, here you could rent a room at Le Pigeonnier du Lac. It is a nice pavilion with three rooms, each with its own toilet. In addition, here you have exclusive access to the spa, which is located about 100 feet from the pavilion.

At the aforementioned Parc National des Hautes Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie there is finally the possibility to go camping. The Park has several areas equipped with all the services you need and ready to camp for all those who want to enjoy nature with comfort.

Discover Charlevoix

Charlevoix is a natural sub-region that belongs to the Capitale-Nationale region. Geographically, Charlevoix is located northeast of Quebec City, along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.

It is a very well-known region because of its mountainous landscapes, which attract many tourists every year who come here not only for hiking but also for

- Dedicate ourselves to agrotourism

- Relaxing at the spa

- Admire the cultural heritage of the region (art galleries, crafts)

Let's see these different attractions of the region one by one.

As far as agrotourism is concerned, in Charlevoix you can take the Route des Saveurs. It is a path that goes from Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to La Malbaie, where you can discover fine wines, cheeses, organic meat and fine chocolate. This route is very special and offers the possibility to see how the products of the territory are transformed into symphonies of taste.

Speaking of spas, Charlevoix offers several establishments to try the pleasure of a true beauty treatment. What could be better than massages to relax after a long hike? At Le Germain Charlevoix, you'll find top-quality beauty treatments, and you can also take advantage of the many special offers reserved for tourists.

In conclusion, we must mention the fact that in Charlevoix, creation is a tradition. Here, craftsmanship is indeed very widespread, whether it is the art of ceramics or metal sculptures. It is therefore advisable to visit the region's handicraft laboratories to closely observe the making of small works of art and, why not, buy a souvenir.