Hiking Trails: Where to Go?

September is on its way, and with it comes a breeze of fresh air, beautiful foliages as well as colourful scenery that is worth admiring. What better way to enjoy the great outdoors and contemplate nature’s beauty than to go for a walk or a hike in the region’s greatest trails? Here are some of Quebec’s best trails for autumn hikes.

young woman hiker legs on sunrise mountain peak rock

Sainte-Foy’s Outdoor Recreation Centre

Sainte-Foy’s outdoor recreation centre is a little green paradise in the middle of the city that offers 5 km of forested trails around a small lake. This tranquil spot is ideal for a quick nature outing.

Vallée Bras-du-Nord

Located in Portneuf, just 40 minutes outside the city, Vallée Bras-du-Nord offers picture-perfect mountainous landscapes as well as 80 km of trails for all levels of walkers.

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Just 30 minutes away from Quebec City, you can walk and hike over 100 km of trails in 14 beautiful paths running through peaks and valleys at Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier.

Sainte-Anne Canyon

Spectacular rock walls, 74 metre-high waterfall, three suspension bridges including one hanging at 60 metres above the waterfall, several kilometres of lush trails along the two shores of the Sainte-Anne’s river: the Sainte-Anne Canyon offers a pretty unique hiking experience.

Cap Toumente National Wildlife Area

Located in Saint-Joachim, in the beautiful region of Charlevoix, less than one hour away from downtown Quebec City, the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area and its 20 km of hiking trails crossing forests and marshes provides magnificent views over the St. Lawrence riverbanks and a dozen species of migratory birds during the spring and fall.

Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix

Along the St. Lawrence River, facing L’Isle-aux-Coudres, the sentier des Caps is a must when going for a hike in the region of Charlevoix. With 27 km of trails in the heart of the boreal forest, there’s no way you won’t fall under the charms of this picturesque spot.

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