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Spectacular view points all along the hiking trails

Combining short and long forest hikes, the different trails are surrounded by breathtaking peaceful and one of a kind point of views

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Secured and marked trails

80+

Many KM accessible are year

20+

Accommodations available year-round in the region

Our trails

All our trails are strewn with rocks and roots and do not allow the use of baby carriages.

Portable loudspeakers are prohibited.

Welcome to Vallée Bras-du-Nord, a majestic territory offering one of the most extensive networks of hiking trails in Quebec. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a beginner looking for adventure, you'll find trails for all levels.

The trails of Vallée Bras-du-Nord invite you to explore breathtaking landscapes, punctuated by breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Hikes offer a variety of nature experiences for all tastes, with routes ranging from short strolls to multi-day hikes.

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Beginner

Bras-du-Nord Trail

Until Delaney Falls

8 km

20 m

1h45 to 2h45

By far the Valley's classic, this short, highly accessible trail follows the river in its entirety, ending at Delaney Falls. This astonishing force of nature has often met the astonished gaze of hikers young and old, some of them first-time hikers.

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Photo of Delaney Falls, a rock waterfall surrounded by trees and the lush greenery of the Valley, visible from the hiking trails. Photo of Delaney Falls in autumn, a rock waterfall surrounded by trees and the lush greenery of the Valley, visible from the hiking trails. A person walking their dog over a suspension bridge, accessible from the Valley's hiking trails.

Beginner

Phoenix Trail

6.9 km

30 m

1h45 to 2h45

This short, intimate trail offers a pleasant change of scenery as hikers surrender to the richness of the surroundings. The forest is luminous, lush and bordered by a rocky cliff.

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Photo of the Phoenix trail, a green trail offered by the Valley via its hiking network.

Beginner

Hauteur loop Trail

7.2 km

160 m

2h15 to 3h15

The Boucle de la Hauteur trail is a relatively accessible mountain experience of pure delight. The ascent takes you past a magnificent creek lined with tall cedars, and leads to superb panoramas of the gently flowing river in the distance.

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The Boucle de la Hauteur trail in summer, with a couple accompanied by their dogs, enjoying spectacular views of the nearby mountains and nature greener than ever. The Boucle de la Hauteur trail in summer, with spectacular views of the nearby mountains, river and greener-than-ever nature. An ideal spot for a variety of activities.

Intermediate

Montagne Art loop Trail

8.6 km

350 m

3h to 4h

The Montagne Art loop offers an interesting physical challenge and a perfect opportunity to admire the valley's rural side from spectacular vantage points. The route climbs and descends through various types of forest, with small waterfalls and peaceful streams.

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Hiker on the Montagne Art trail, in the heart of nature, taking advantage of a beautiful day to enjoy an outdoor activity on one of the Valley's hiking trails. Young woman on the Montagne Art trail, in the middle of autumn, taking advantage of a beautiful day to enjoy an outdoor activity on one of the Valley's hiking trails.
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Intermediate

Bras-du-Nord Trail

To the Delaney yurt

13.2 km

200 m

3h to 5h

This section of the Bras-du-Nord trail is a favorite with hikers because it offers such a varied hiking experience. From the peaceful stretch along the river to Delaney Falls, to the straightforward climb up to one of the Valley's most striking viewpoints, hikers will come across a wide range of scenery.

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Yourte Delaney visible in the middle of autumn nature, surrounded by colorful trees, and accessible via the Valley's trails, like most of the Valley's activities and other accommodations. The Pas-de-Géant staircase, accessible via the Valley trails, with its large rocks creating a staircase in the middle of nature, and surrounded by lush vegetation.

Advanced

Falaises Trail

17 km

400 m

5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Highly spectacular, this trail is a classic must for hiking enthusiasts. The sustained ascent, punctuated by stone steps carried by hand, guides the hiker to one breathtaking view after another from the top of the ridge. Once at the summit, the trail softens to lead to the Falaises refuge, where Chute Delaney offers a silent spectacle on the other side of the valley. From Cap Bédard, country plains and valleys precede the St. Lawrence River and the South Shore on a clear day.

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Falaise Trail in autumn, seen from one of the lodgings, with its colorful nature and magnificent mountains.

Advanced

Bras-du-Nord Trail

All the way to Accueil Shannahan, via the Montagne Art and Delaney Yurt shelters.

22.2 km

350 m

6.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

This trail is enough to convince you of the particular splendour of the Bras-du-Nord glacier valley. Immersed in nature on the ridges, the hiker becomes a privileged spectator of rural, then wild, vistas. They can observe the beauty of the uncluttered scenery through which the trail passes. This long hike is for experienced hikers only. Consult the long hike questionnaire.

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Family admiring the breathtaking scenery from an observatory located on one of the hiking trails available in the Valley, and enjoying the view of mountains, nature and the forest.
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Advanced

Philosore Trail

With stops at the L'Orignal and Philosore huts

30.2 km

200 m

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Sentier du Philosore trail is undoubtedly the most authentic nature immersion in the Vallée Bras-du-Nord hiking network. This wild trail imbues walkers with serenity, bringing them back to their roots with the rhythm of their footsteps. This long hike is intended for experienced hikers only. Consult the long hike questionnaire.

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View of Lake Philosore, visible from the mountainous portion of the adventure, on the Philosore trail. The mountains are visible in the distance, covered by nature. View of the façade of Refuge le Philosore, surrounded by nature and fir trees.

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Rates

Hiking | Daily Pass

Adult

10.00$

Junior

(ages 13 to 17)

7.00$

Child

(ages 7 to 12)

4.35$

Young children

(6 years and under)

Free

Family

(2 adults and their children)

24.35$

Hiking and River | Annual Pass

Adult

52.60$

Family

(2 adults and their children)

108.59$

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Residents of St-Raymond benefit from a 50% discount on the annual pass. Proof of residency required.

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Enjoy nature and the many activities offered in the Vallée Bras-du-Nord park by staying on site. There are many options throughout the Valley, whether you choose an inn, a yurt, a shelter, camping, or to stay in your own van... There's something for everyone!

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