Parc National Des Monts-Valin - Hiking

Parc National Des Monts-valin - Hiking

Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec


Difficulty Easy
Distance 44 KM



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Parc National des Monts-Valin, Quebec

Centered on the Mount Vallin, Parc National des Monts-Valin is a national Park in the Quebec in Canada. The highest point of this is in the region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and the nearest city of this park is Saguenay. This is governed by the Quebec Government through SEPAQ this Monts-Valin Park is a perfect place for the hikers.

From Quebec City, take the route 175 north to the Chicoutimi and the go 10 km from here to a village named Saint-Fulgence. Then go 17 km through Rand Saint-Louis.

This park looms 984 m high and has got a great scope for you to enjoy fishing and canoeing trails in the lakes and rivers. When you are not ready for canoeing, settle on the stand-up paddling to explore all the curves of the lakes and rivers specially Riviere Valin. When the winter comes, the whole territory turns into a place that is best for snowshoeing and back-country skiing. One of their SNOWCAT take the tourists to the Vallee des Fantomes’s base and then the ghosts and mummies accompanies them till the summit comes.

Apart from all of the outdoor activities of Parc National des Monts-Valin, during the fall, the best bet will be hiking trails. They offer different views of the zone and lets the tourists explore new phases of the Monts Valin. The Des Pics Hike over 25 km trails that ranges from an altitude of 300 to 980 m offers you to see the bravura the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean at once. The hiking period starts from June and ends at October.

This territory is next to the very renowned ZEC Martin-Valin where you get a series of river and lakes. Here, 5 special canoeing circuits are obtainable and it may take 2/3 nights to complete them entirely. As there are lakes and river, you are free for fishing, day fishing and fishing-camping. In these days, anglers are offered electric motor rentals.

As it is exactly on the border of north, you get an eye-catching sight of wildlife. The park itself is filled up with beavers, moose and different kinds of mammals and they move between the Mountain and the Piedmont.

Hok Skiing, cross-country skiing are classic trails and it has an area of 2 to 12 km. Over 71 km is the territory of Backcountry Skiing. Fatbikes for the people who are not seasoned may seem perfect in the months from December to March. Over 77 km area is allowed for snowshoeing along with a lot of huts for resting.

To reach Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and during the trails, the level falling down is medium so you must be careful. We will rate this place in 4 stars out of 5.


Parking reception pavilion Toilet Belvedere Shelter Refuge Baggage transport Rental center Picnic table Bridge

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

  • Trails
  • Le Mirador
    7.5 km
    70 m
  • Le Point de vue
    5 km
    100 m
  • Le Lac-des-Pères
    3 km
    50 m
  • Pic 360
    7 km
    830 m
  • Le Couloir de l'Est
    5.5 km
  • Le Fantôme - Le Pionnier
    4.5 km
  • Ulysse
    4 km
    420 m
  • La Vallée des Fantômes
    3 km
    275 m
  • Le Fantôme - Le Piedmont
    6.5 km
  • Le Pic-de-la-Tête-de-Chien
    2.5 km
    340 m
  • Le Pic-du-Grand-Corbeau
    2 km
    590 m
  • Le Pic-de-la-Hutte
    2 km
    670 m
  • Sentier des Plateaux
    12 km
    110 m


Access fee $ 8.50

48.5808 -70.8798

Contact Information

418 674-1200
360, rang Saint-Louis Saint-Fulgence (Québec) G0V 1S0

Rating and comments

Eileen Wendel
Eileen Wendel
It's a real pleasure to go there.
Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson
Another beautifull
Scott Peacock
Scott Peacock
Just beastly =)
William Patten
William Patten
Elsie P. Hunt
Elsie P. Hunt

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