La Traversée

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Sentier de la Traversée trail offers a good long-distance challenge. It is recommended to leave a car in each sector to cover it in one day. It is also possible to stay in a cabin along the route to hike over two days: the Ruisseau cabin, at the end of the Piste de la Vallée (Franceville sector), allows hikers to rest at the edge of a waterfall. The route is easier from the observatory sector because of the altitude difference. Several discoveries await hikers, such as waterfalls, streams, and views of the interior of the massif.


Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, secteur de l'Observatoire

189, route du Parc, Notre-Dame-des-Bois


Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, secteur de Franceville

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, secteur de Franceville

Technical specifications

Length : 13.8 km

Time : 4h30

Linear (one way)

Altitude : 900 m

Drop : 455 m

Difficulty : Difficult

  • Spring, summer, fall
  • Winter Walk

  • Snowshoeing
  • Accessible in sport stroller
  • Accessible by wheelchair
  • In the mountain (with top)
  • In the forest, little rough
  • Urban
  • Interpretation of nature
  • Dogs permitted
Number of camping platforms on this trail
  • 13
Number of campsites on this trail
  • 74
Number of shelters on this trail
  • 4

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