Stretching along the banks of the St. Lawrence River and across magnificent mountain ranges, the La Matanie region is a hiker's paradise. Whether you're looking for a short family-orientated trail or a longer hike along the International Appalachian Trail (IAT-QC GR®A1), you're guaranteed to fall head over heels for the incredible scenery and isolated natural attractions you'll find on your way. Looking for a year-round trail where you can walk, snowshoe, cross-country ski and fatbike? View the trail description sheets to find out where they start, how long the are and other details.
The Matane Wildlife Reserve is presently in a hunting period from September 6 to December 21, 2022. The trails that are still accessible during this period are: the Matane River Trail, the Isabelle Trail and the Mont Charles-Édouard-Vézina Trail. You must wear a bib at all times.
For all other hikes in the Matane Wildlife Reserve sector, you need a mandatory right of access issued by the International Appalachian Trail. Contact them by phone at 418 560-4642.
International Appalachian Trail - One day hikes
The first Grande Randonnée (GR®) route in North America, this trail runs across the Gaspésie with over 650 kilometres of trail for short and long excursions. The Matane Wildlife Reserve section of the trail passes through the Chic-Chocs for over 100 kilometres (moose included), with lodging in campgrounds with platforms and enclosed shelters.