Sentiers des caps, Quebec

Le "sentier des caps" in the province of Quebec is used to designate a network of trails along the St. Lawrence river in the region of Charlevoix, Quebec. The main trail is 51 kilometers long with many side trails available. It is a popular destination for hiking and snowshoeing as it as a nice network of shelters along the trail. The difficulty level is easy to moderate (unless recent snowfall makes your progress arduous). I have visited this trail on multiple occasions in the summer and winter for trips of various lengths. If is a superb destination for an introduction to overnight hiking and snowshoeing. The shelters are heated by wood stoves. Campsites are also available next to all shelters.

Trip Details

Trip Summary I've completed many 2-4 days trip in both summer and winter on this trail. There are many trip possibilities depending on the season, available time and shelter availability. The sentiers des caps website has a lot of information about potential trips. Employees at the visitor center can help you figure out a suitable trip depending on shelter availability.
Where Charlevoix region, Quebec. The visitor center is located in St-tite-des-caps, QC.
When All year round. Some trail sections are not accessible during the winter months.
Duration Two to four days.
Logistics ● Daily access fees need to be paid at the visitor center.
● Shelters are very popular and often fully-booked, reserve well in advance. If you are camping there is usually more availability.
● In the fall hunters might be present around the trail, wearing bright colors is recommended.
● In the summer months it is advisable to plan something to keep your food away from bears, although bear sightings are not common.
● In winter shetlers are heated up with wood stoves, which take some time to get the place warm. Pack appropriate clothing.
Maps ● A PDF Map is available on the trail's official website. A paper version is also available at the visitor center.
Liens utiles Sentier des caps official website and map

Photos from various trips over the years

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