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Parc National Des Monts-valin - Hiking

Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Parc National Des Monts-valin Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Distance

44 KM

Dog allowed

What are the activities at Parc National Des Monts-valin ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Parc National Des Monts-valin?

With an area of 153.7 km2, the  Monts Valin National Park is one of the most important natural parks inQuebec. It is located in the  Saquenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, on the north bank of the Saguenay River.

The park was created in 1996 to preserve the beauty of the  Valin Mountains and is a popular destination for those who love outdoor living. From a landscape point of view,the Valin Mountains National Park presents  a  unique wilderness,made up of peaks that range from 300m to  900m and  valleys, such as the canyon of the Sainte-Marguerite River.

Here is the reign of hiking,which can be practiced throughout the year, thanks to the many setiersthat allow you tocovereachtimedifferentaspects of theMonts Valin.

The trails are classified from easy to high difficulty and have avaried length, so you can  choose the one that best suits  your requirements!

A recommended trail

A well-known  hiking trail in the Valin Mountains National Park is the Pic-de-la-Hutte. This trail has two different variants,having  a way back and forth:

·         The full version, which is longue about 16km and has a670m drop

·         The abbreviated version, long 3km, avec a70m dereve.

Both variants are accessible from May to October and  culminate  at Pic-de-la-Hutte, one of the  highest  peaks in the park. This one,  with its  900m altitude, offers a magnificent view of the city of Saguenay and the border of Lake Saint Jean.

The longest trail has an easy time and   is recommended for expert hikers,when the abbreviated version is also suitable for families. There are  two different starting points:

·         The Discovery and Services Centre,  which is located near the park's reception

·         The Pic-de-la Hut Parking, 9km  from the Discovery and Services Centre


What are the services on site?

Parking
Reception
Toilet
Belvedere
Shelter
Refuge
Baggage
Rental center
Picnic table
Bridge
Rustic camping
Lodging
Interpretation Center
Accessible for people with reduced mobility

What are the hiking trails at Parc National Des Monts-valin ?

Trails Distance Difficulty
Le Mirador 7.5 km Beginner
Le Point de vue 5 km Beginner
Le Lac-des-Pères 3 km Beginner
Pic 360 7 km Intermediate
Le Couloir de l'Est 5.5 km Intermediate
Le Fantôme - Le Pionnier 4.5 km Intermediate
Ulysse 4 km Intermediate
La Vallée des Fantômes 3 km Intermediate
Le Fantôme - Le Piedmont 6.5 km Advanced
Le Pic-de-la-Tête-de-Chien 2.5 km Advanced
Le Pic-du-Grand-Corbeau 2 km Advanced
Le Pic-de-la-Hutte 2 km Advanced
Sentier des Plateaux 12 km Advanced

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 8.90
Schedule

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Coordinates
-70.880157
48.58000200000001

What are the coordinates and address of Parc National Des Monts-valin?

Parc National Des Monts-valin, Québec
418 674-1200
360, rang Saint-Louis Saint-Fulgence (Québec) G0V 1S0

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Eileen Wendel

4 out of 5 stars

It's a real pleasure to go there.

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Jennifer Anderson

4 out of 5 stars

Another beautifull

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Scott Peacock

3 out of 5 stars

Just beastly =)

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William Patten

4 out of 5 stars

Amazing

Why visit Parc National Des Monts-valin

Hiking isn't the only reason it's worth visiting the park. Here  in fact you can do severalsportsactivities throughout the year.

Especially in winter you can practice cross-country skiing  and Nordicskiing, thanksto more than 71km of trails,which at the same time will allow youto  admire the wonderux  snowy panorama and the rock faces.  The trails are lined with refuges, where you can rest between one descent and the other.

The park's lakes also offer foodfor anyone who enjoys fishing. Also at the Discovery and Services Centre you can buy  fishing access rights  and rent a boat (this is possible for most lakes, otherwise you have to have a personal boat).

You can fish by the day or take advantage of the fishing-camping package,which includes a site at le  Settentrional campsite, a boat and the right of access fora day.

Things not to be missed

Beyondsports activities, the Monts Valin National Park is above all a spectacle of nature. Its main attraction is  the Valley of the Ghosts,whichcan bejoinedwith a tracked shuttle.

Here in winter the snow is all coveredwith its white layer and createdthe surprising décor of mummies and fântomas. Your children will be fascinated by its magic! If you want  to spend  holidays with your family, the park offers a lot of solutions for accommodation.

For example, you canre-serve oneof  the 14 cottages  located inside thepark in thePiedmont or Alexis Bay areas. If you prefer a hotelinChicoutimi, there is the Auberge  Le  Parasol, a nice hotel with rooms with kitchenette. Finally,during a stay inclosecontact with nature, it is still the solution of the campsite,which is, among other things, theideal forschool groups.

And for a deliciousrustic menu,  in Saint Fulgence you'll find La Vieille Ferme,where you can taste local products like smoked salmon.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Parc National Des Monts-valin ?

Easy

What are the opening hours ?

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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
François Dumaine
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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