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Gaspesie Hiking Trails Professional Review and Guide
"The shores of the vast Gaspé peninsula are washed by the waters of the Baie des Chaleurs, the St. Lawrence River and its gulf. This is a cherished vacation spot for many Quebecers. The enormous Gaspé Peninsula is washed by the waters of the Baie des Chaleurs, the St. Lawrence River and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This region at the eastern extremity of Québec has gained almost mythical status. People dream of circling the whole of Gaspésie: discovering its magnificent coastal landscape, where the Chic-Chocs Mountains plunge abruptly into the cold waters of the St. Lawrence River; going all the way to famous Rocher Percé; heading out to sea toward Île Bonaventure; visiting the extraordinary Forillon National Park, and finally slowly making their way back through Baie des Chaleurs and the valley of the Rivière Matapédia in the hinterland. This beautiful corner of Québec, with its strikingly picturesque scenery, is inhabited by friendly fascinating people who still rely mainly on the sea for their livelihood."
--Yves Seguin, Hiking in Quebec (Ulysses Travel Guides).
Wow, We hiked 10 days from Lac Matane to Lac Cascapedia. This hike will be tough to beat. The first 3 days are under 10km, but be prepared, there are long days with a couple 17km days over countless mountain peaks, but, every step is well worth the energy put forth. The 1000 meter views from the top of mountains over looking the Gulf of the St. Lawrence or looking over the numerous peaks in the distance, This was a beautiful week. We saw Bears, Moose, Caribou and very few people. The campsites are covered and not covered platforms. There is very little water between a lot of the sites, so bring large enough water containers to last the day. Be careful of Giardia. (We know, it only takes 1 wrong spot)
This hike is a 6 out of 5 stars
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