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.
What are the best trails at MONT DES MORIOS ?
Mont des Morios5 km500 mBeginner
Boucle du Mont des Morios25 km500 mIntermediate
Sentier des Chutes9 km200 mIntermediate
Tronçon Mont du Gros Castor - Mont des Morios15 km250 mAdvanced
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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
- ...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.