Parc National Du Mont-Mégantic - Hiking

Parc National Du Mont-mégantic - Hiking


Cantons-de-l'Est, Quebec, Canada




Parc National Du Mont-mégantic Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Distance

120 KM

Height

1,000 meters

Elevation gain

480 meters

Dog allowed


What are the activities at Parc National Du Mont-mégantic ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Parc National Du Mont-mégantic?

The geographic center of the park is Mont Megantic and at the climax of this Mont Megantic lies a prominent astronomical observatory of the Eastern Canada named Mont Megantic Observatory. Some component of this Mon-Megantic Park is considered to be an area that is recognized for the conservation of bird.

The park territory includes Cuttingedge Mountains in Appalachia state. If you are a hiker then you will get four peaks that are accessible to you to go for hiking trails. The four peaks namely are I’Aurore, Mont Victoria, Mont Megantic and Mont St. Joseph. To be more clear the I’Aurore is of around 835 m, the Mont Victoria is of around 1050 m, the Mont Megantic is of around 1105 m and the Mont St. Joseph is of around 1075 m. The Mont Megantic is said to be the 10th highest mountains in the Quebec and this one is the highest peak that is reachable by car.

The park is renowned for the scientific observatory at an altitude of 1111 m. This observatory includes a Ritchey-Chretien telescope assumed to be the most authoritative of its category in North America which is of 1.6 diameters. The Mont-Megantic is acknowledged by The International Dark-Sky Association as the 1st Dark-Sky Preserve. This park has an activity center and museum for the public astronomy named ASTROLab which is 500 ft below the park.

Having a network above 17 km of hiking trails, this Mont Megantic Park also affords mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The multi-purpose trails have a territory of 25 km. There are flight activities that are supervised by the gliding club in the Thetford Mines and if the wind condition is favorable then many para-gliders along with hang-gliders are permitted to dive from the Mount St. Joseph’s peak.

This park is open round the year not for only trails but also for wildlife discovery as it has above 20 different mammal species and more than 125 bird species. From Quebec, this park is at 234 km distance. From the highway 10 east you have to cross route 173, route 204 to route 212 via the route 161.

We quote this park for hiking to be DIFFICULT because till the 10 km it may seem easy but after that you may find it tricky to hike if you are not a seasoned sportsman. Evaluating all the positive and negative aspects, you can rate this park in 4.5 stars out of 5.


What are the services on site?

Parking
Reception
Picnic table
Toilet
Belvedere
Rental center
Baggage
Shelter
Refuge
Winter camping

What are the hiking trails at Parc National Du Mont-mégantic ?

  • Trails
    Distance
    Elevation
    Type
    Difficulty
  • Sentier de la Petite-Ourse
    2.5 km
    Loop
    Beginner
  • Promenade du Ruisseau
    1.5 km
    Linear
    Beginner
  • Sentier de la Grande-Ourse
    1.3 km
    70 m
    Linear
    Beginner
  • Les Cimes-de-Franceville
    6 km
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Sentier du Mont-Notre-Dame
    5.1 km
    390 m
    Loop
    Intermediate
  • Piste de la Vallée
    3.9 km
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Promenade Boréale
    2.2 km
    60 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Sentier du Mont-Mégantic
    5 km
    320 m
    Linear
    Advanced
  • Sentier du Col
    4.5 km
    290 m
    Linear
    Advanced
  • Sentier du Mont-Saint-Joseph
    3 km
    480 m
    Linear
    Advanced

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 8.90
Schedule

Coordinates
45.4239776 -71.124764

What are the coordinates and address of Parc National Du Mont-mégantic?

Parc National Du Mont-mégantic, Québec
819 888-2941
189, route du Parc Notre-Dame-des-Bois (Québec) J0B 2E0

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Amy Sheetz
Amy Sheetz
It's a real pleasure to go there.
8 years ago
Robby Janda
Robby Janda
My favorite place.
8 years ago
Lydia Crawford
Lydia Crawford
Incredible place
8 years ago
Barb Barb
Barb Barb
Gorgeous! :)
7 years ago




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Parc National Du Mont-Mégantic ?

Easy

What is the elevation of Parc National Du Mont-Mégantic?

480.00 M

What is the height of Parc National Du Mont-Mégantic ?

1000.00 M

Are dogs allowed?

Yes

Is the place are families friendly?

No

What is the entry fee?

8.90 $

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

Yes


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