There is nothing like a hike to fully appreciate the wonders of Forillon National Park! Here are 5 trails to explore in this sector.
Perched at an altitude of 283 metres, this observation tower provides access to a spectacular 360-degree view of the surrounding area. Depending on your departure point, you can reach the tower in an hour or hike the loop trail in about 4 hours. Intermediate level.
Mont St-Alban. Photo: Mathieu Dupuis
Du Banc trail
The new Du Banc trail offers an easy 2-km hike. Cross the wooden footbridges, climb the lookout tower and enjoy a picnic in the picnic area. Along the way, admire the endless sea and Forillon’s famous cliffs. Easy level.
Du Banc trail. Photo: Mathieu Dupuis
One of Forillon National Park’s hidden treasures, the La Chute trail is spectacular! Follow the winding boardwalk and wooden stairs through the forest for about 30 minutes to a lovely 17-metre-high waterfall. Intermediate level.
Les Graves, Cap-Gaspé and Land’s End
The Les Graves trail is a classic that will take you along Gaspé Bay on foot or by bike all the way to Cap-Gaspé, at the tip of the peninsula, which is known as “Land’s End.” Keep your eyes peeled and admire the landscape, the lighthouse and, with any luck, whales swimming offshore! Distance of 8 km (round trip), duration of 2 to 3 hours, intermediate level.
Cap Gaspé. Photo: Mathieu Dupuis
Located on the Penouille sandspit, the La Taïga trail is a wide 1.5-km boardwalk accessible to hikers and cyclists. On one side, you can admire a sandy beach and, on the other, a salt marsh frequented by birds. Have your binoculars ready! Easy level.
Penouille. Photo: Mathieu Dupuis
Other trails to discover
Gaspésie has many other hiking trails to explore! For other suggestions, visit the "Hiking" page.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of Forillon National Park by hiking along magnificent trails!