Forillon National Park of Canada
A daily access fee is required in Forillon Park
Description of the Forillon National Park of Canada section
A sea and mountain landscape, host of departure or arrival of the International Appalachian Trail, Forillon National Park will show you all the colors, from the beginning to the very end of your hike. The 1,079 km route begins or ends in Cap-Gaspé, at the very end of the Gaspé Peninsula, nothing less!
The Forillon segment of the SIA begins at Rivière-au-Renard and ends at Cap-Gaspé, the terrestrial culmination of the Appalachian chain. High mountains, ridges, bay and peninsula are an integral part of the landscape that accompanies you along the way. With a total distance of 45 km, it crosses the national park from west to east. The Forillon segment is divided into two sections: that of the hinterland and that of the peninsula.
This 36 km section connects Rivière-au-Renard to Grande-Grave. This is the most rugged part and above all the wildest because of its remoteness and the few developed structures. The Forillon hinterland, which follows the Les Lacs and Les Crêtes trails of the national park, includes three wild camping areas as well as a few lookouts. This land of black bears and moose may allow you to observe these wildlife species.
The highest point of this section is at the observation tower of Mont Saint-Alban, located 283 meters above sea level, which offers a spectacular panorama overlooking the river and the gulf, the bay of Gaspé, Forillon, Gaspé and Percé. Offshore, on a clear day, be the victim of an illusion with the appearance of Anticosti in the distance.
Located from Grande-Grave to Cap-Gaspé, this section is certainly the most spectacular but above all the most accessible. Its relatively short distance (9 km) makes it a popular place for less experienced walkers. Many facilities facilitate hiking: stairs, lookouts, culverts, interpretation panels and kitchen shelter. The tip features grandiose scenery and majestic characters: seals and whales could join the troop.
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