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.
Sentier des rosiers trail - 5,6 km
La Grotte des fées trails - 8 km
Promenade des Capitaines, Parc des Îles and sentier de la balade - 8,5 km
Shoreline trail from Sainte-Félicité to Grosses-Roches - 14 km
Winter (Cross-country skiing trails and snowshoeing trails):
Baie-des-Sables cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails - 10 km
Saint-Ulric cross-country skiing and snowshoe trail - 8,2 km
L'Igloo - Cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails - 12 km to 18 km
Saint-Adelme cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails - 4 km
Matane Wildlife Reserve snowshoe trails - 1,5 km to 7 km
Four seasons trails:
Labyrinthe du Cégep de Matane - 2,3 km
Défi Santé du Cégep de Matane - 6,5 km
Sentiers des Pionniers trails - 4 km
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.
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.
The Rivière Matane trail - 6 km
The Mont Charles-Édouard Vézina trail - 8,2 km
The Chute du Ruisseau de l'Ouest trail - 7,7 km
The Chute Hélène trail - 8,2 km
The Vallée du Ruisseau des Pitounes trail - 12,5 km
The Pic du Ruisseau Desjarlais trail - 7,6 km
The Montagne à Valcourt trail - 11,6 km
The Contreforts trail - 12,2 km
The Mont Nicol-Albert trail - 12,4 km
The Mont Blanc trail - 16,2 km