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Hiking

Discover our 20 km of scenic hiking trails that overlook the St. Lawrence River. You’ll find trailheads at both the top and bottom of the mountain, with options for all levels and preferences. Our hiking trails are free to enjoy!

You also have the option of adding a gondola ride to your hike for an extra dose of adventure.
 

Gondola Schedule

Hiking & Gondola Pricing
  Day Ticket  
Gondola ride 

$26

Buy your tickets

Ages 6 & under

free

 

The gondola ticket is valid for a single return trip on the same day. It is possible to get off the gondola at the base or at the top to enjoy the hiking trails and take another gondola ride later in the day. Please note that one-way tickets are not available.
 

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail Descriptions

Le Buton du Massif de Charlevoix

Le Buton : 2 km

The Buton hiking trail will lead you straight to one of the most beautiful views in Charlevoix. With the brand new belvedere at the top of the Buton, this trail definitely becomes the perfect hike or bike ride. This emblematic and historic promontory of Le Massif de Charlevoix is a 30-metre rise, built in September 2001 with the earth from the snowmaking basin. The goal of this development was to become an Olympic standard downhill ski run. Today, this viewpoint offers an impressive and unique 360 degree panoramic view.

  • Relatively flat trail
  • Well-maintained
  • Path accessible to all hikers
  • 360 degree panoramic view 
  • Scenic viewpoint 
girl and child walking through forest

Le Lugeron: 3.5 km

This dirt trail is relatively flat with no major obstacles. It ends at the Luge Refuge 1 and meets with the Gabrielle-Roy-Ouest trail. From there you can access the Refuge Liguori. Refuge 1 offers a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River and the Isle-aux-Coudres. It is the perfect place to take a break or enjoy a delicious picnic. You can access this trail at the top of the mountain, JUST behind the snow school.

  • Relatively flat trail
  • Well-maintained
  • 1-hour hike
  • Path accessible to all hikers
Point de vue aux sentiers des Crêtes

Des Crêtes: 3.1 km

This is a narrow path with obstacles and a large drop that offers magnificent views of the St. Lawrence River and the Petite Butte Ronde. You have the option of doing a small, 1.2 km loop to hike the Button trail of Charlevoix. This trail meets with the La Promenade trail, which leads to the base of the mountain. You can access the Des Crètes trail at the top of the mountain, near the Maillard chairlift, or at the base of the mountain from the La Promenade trail.

  • Relatively flat trail
  • Well-maintained
  • 1.5-hour hike
  • Ideal trail for occasional hikers
two people on LA PROMENADE trail

La Promenade: 3.1 km

This trail is set on dirt and has no obstacles. It leads to the viewpoint at the Petite Butte Ronde at an altitude of 258 metres. There, you will discover an exceptional view of the St. Lawrence River and the mountain’s unique forest ecosystem. This trail allows you to take the Des Crètes trail and reach the top of the mountain. You can access this trail at the base of the mountain or from the bottom of the Anguille trail.

  • Relatively flat trail
  • Well-maintained
  • 1.5-hour hike
  • Ideal trail for occasional hikers

View the Tourisme Charlevoix hiking trail guide.