Dotted with narrow valleys, towering rock walls and summits offering magnificent views, the region is also home to a wide variety of vegetation. As for the Saguenay fjord, it never ceases to amaze the many hikers who explore its shores. Many artists have been captivated by the beauty of the Charlevoix region. From the town of Saint-Joachim to the mouth of the Rivière Saguenay, the dramatic mountainous countryside contrasts sharply with the vast expanse of the St. Lawrence River. A scattering of charming villages and towns dot the coastline where narrow valleys and mountains give way to the salt water of the river.
This trail guide includes hiking trails at Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix (Cap Brule and Cap Rouge, Cap Tourmente, and Les Caps de Charlevoix), Domaine Charlevoix, Parc National des Grands-Jardins (Le Gros Pin, Mont du Lac des Cygnes, Le Boreal, La Pinede, and De la Chute), Parc National des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere-Malbaie (Le Riverain, L'Erabliere, Le Cran, Mont des Erables, Acropole des Draveurs, Le Belvedere, Le Pied des Sommets, Chute du Ruisseau Blanc, and Cascades du Lac Scott), The Traversee de Charlevoix, and Les Palissades (Sylvain Trail, Le Sabot de la Vierge, and L'Aigle).
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