Parc RĂ©gional Du Mont Ham - Hiking

Parc régional du Mont Ham - Hiking


Cantons-de-l'Est, Quebec, Canada




Overview

Difficulty

Easy

Distance

20 KM

Height

713 meters

Elevation gain

336 meters

Dog allowed


What are the activities on site?

Hiking


See photos of the Parc régional du Mont Ham


Why choose this trail?

Are you a hiking enthusiast in the heart of nature? Are you looking for the perfect place for your next getaway? What if you chose the Mont Ham Regional Park? With its high mountains, the park welcomes nearly 40,000 hiking and nature enthusiasts every year.

Located on the edge of the Eastern Townships, the Mont Ham Regional Park is a popular destination for its hiking trails and its summit with a breathtaking 360° panoramic view. It is also known for its impressive mountain which culminates at 713 meters of altitude.

Open all year round and in all seasons, it offers 18 km of marked trails with different levels of effort for outdoor activity lovers. Once at the top, your efforts are rewarded with a spectacular view of the forest and agricultural landscapes, a green picture pierced by the deep blue of the surrounding lakes, a view that you can't see anywhere else. You will feel like a bird in flight.

In order not to get bored, the Parc régional du Mont Ham offers you different activities:

- camping at the summit ;

- walking days with your dog

- cross-country skiing ;

- and snowshoeing.

Mont Ham is a biological refuge. In fact, it is not possible to camp on its summit, except for camping evenings organized and directed by the park. However, you can spend a night in the wilderness, in one of the park's 100% natural accommodations at the base of the mountain: chalet, wooden shelter, prospector-type tent, wilderness camping and rustic camps. You are sure to experience an extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Eastern Townships.



What are the services on site?

Parking Reception Toilet Belvedere Lodging Shelter Refuge Picnic table Rustic camping

What are the best trails at Parc régional du Mont Ham ?

  • Trails
    Distance
    Elevation
    Type
    Difficulty
  • Les Cèdres
    0.8 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Beginner
  • Waban-Aki
    0.9 km
    0 m
    Loop
    Beginner
  • Sentier des Pins
    0.9 km
    0 m
    Loop
    Beginner
  • Le Button
    3.2 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Le Panoramique
    2.1 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • L'Intrépide
    1.9 km
    365 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Les Légendes
    1.1 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Boucle du Mont Ham
    6 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • L'Épervier
    3.2 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Tour du Button
    1.8 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Le Bouleau
    1.4 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Sentier Téméraire
    0.4 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Intermediate
  • Boucle du Mont Ham
    6 km
    0 m
    Linear
    Advanced

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 8.00 / $ 4.00 (Child)
Schedule

Sunday to Thursday: 8:30am to 8:30pm

Friday and Saturday: 8:30am to 8pm

Coordinates
45.7798836 -71.6428434

What are the coordinates and address of Parc régional du Mont Ham?

Parc régional du Mont Ham
(819) 828-3608
103 Route 257 Ouest, Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud, QC J0B 3J0, Canada

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Anna Maier
Anna Maier
A great mountain to climb for all fitness levels with path options for beginners to advanced. The trails are well marked and easy to follow. I recommend taking a picture of the different paths so they are handy on your phone. The views up top are very nice and there are many viewpoints along the way. The hike, up and down, is about 4 hours at an easy pace.
2 years ago
Leo Thomas
Leo Thomas
Gorgeous and easy place to hike in the winter. Make sure to bring your crampons because every rocks out there are icy. Windy and beautiful view of everything around, that will calm your soul.
2 years ago
Mary Frazier
Mary Frazier
Had a great hike with work friends.
2 years ago
Jane Maxwell
Jane Maxwell
Beautiful 360 degree view!
2 years ago

Why visit this place

With its 713 meters of altitude, Mont Ham offers 18 km of trails with different levels of difficulty. To reach the summit, the most popular route is to climb the "Intrepid" trail (1.7 km) and then descend the "Panoramic" trail (2.1 km) which offers many spectacular panoramic views.

The starting point to get to the top of the mountain is at the back of the park's reception pavilion. While the intrepid trail looks easy enough to follow, the climb is quite intense with a 365 meter vertical drop. That said, there are cables along the way to make it easier. Once you reach the top, you will take the scenic trail back to the original trail before returning to the host chalet.

However, there are many alternatives to this route. Indeed, the Parc régional du Mont Ham has 11 different trails around the mountain. To make it easier for you to plan your route in this natural palace, you can refer to the trail map.

Things not to be missed

Mont Ham Regional Park is a true paradise in the heart of the Eastern Townships. In addition to its idyllic trails, it allows you to discover the culture and history of the Abenakis thanks to its section dedicated to them. Don't miss the Espace abénakis at the park's reception pavilion. In the summer, you will be able to immerse yourself in this culture with the addition of a few native touches: an Abenaki inspired lodging sector, a mountain discovery trail with interpretation panels leading to a statue at the summit and the development of educational tools.

In winter, you can attend the "Celebrate Winter" festival on the largest mountain in the Eastern Townships. Make an effort to watch the program so you don't miss it. As well, the park offers night hikes twice a month during this season. At this time, you can spend the night in a campground or rustic camp, in the heart of nature. The advantage is that you don't have to pay anything for the children's accommodation. However, you can opt for natural lodging near the park to extend your adventure. The park's reception pavilion also offers a bar and a food counter to discover the gastronomy and wine heritage of the Eastern Townships.

There is also a picnic area and a playground for the little ones, the perfect place to enjoy a nature getaway with your children. If you are passionate about sports activities in the great outdoors, the Mont Ham Regional Park's hebertism trail will meet your expectations.




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Parc régional du Mont Ham ?

Easy

What is the elevation of Parc régional du Mont Ham?

336.00 M

What is the height of Parc régional du Mont Ham ?

713.00 M

What are the opening hours ?

Sunday to Thursday: 8:30am to 8:30pm

Friday and Saturday: 8:30am to 8pm

Are dogs allowed?

Yes

Is the place are families friendly?

No

What is the entry fee?

8.00 $

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

Yes


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