Gravel bike enthusiasts, 55 km of trails await you in La Mauricie National Park!
Enjoy the scenery, breathe in the fresh air and take a few moments to relax at the rest stops. The trails are suitable for mountain bikes, gravel bikes and hybrids*.
* Note that trails #5 and #6A are not recommended for hybrid bikes.
Would you like to get into the sport or introduce it to your children?
Here are three easy level suggestions:
Vallerand trail, 3 km round trip
Located near the Saint-Mathieu entrance, the Vallerand Trail connects the Esker and Shewenegan picnic grounds. Bring your bathing suit in the summer: Lake Wapizagonke is the perfect place to cool off!
Family Trail (#11), 4 km loop
Go to the Rivière-à-la-Pêche Service Centre to learn about this beautiful trail. While you’re there, enjoy the challenges of the In search of Morix fun trail!
Multipurpose trail (#3), 15 km round trip
Don’t be intimidated by the number of kilometres, you can turn around at any time! While at the junction of trails #2 and #3, discover what the water-loaded dam of Lac à la Pêche looked like at the time of its construction, around 1905. This trail is accessible via the Rivière-à-la-Pêche sector or by the Saint-Gérard entrance.
Ready for a more athletic challenge?
Here are a few suggestions for intermediate level trails:
14.5 km loop: Go to the Rivière-à-la-Pêche Service Centre and combine trails #6A, #6, #5 and #3 (not recommended for hybrid bikes).
14 km loop: Go to the Saint-Gérard entrance and combine trails #3, #8 and #7, then return to your starting point by taking #3.
35 km loop: Go to the Rivière-à-la-Pêche Service Centre and combine trails #3, #8, #7, #9, the Parkway and #6.
44 km loop: Go to the Saint-Gérard entrance and combine trails #3, #8, #7, #9, take the Parkway and then return to your starting point by taking trail #3 from the Rivière-à-la-Pêche Service Centre.
A few tips:
A wide range of services are available at the Rivière-à-la-Pêche Service Centre. It’s a must!
You may encounter hikers or Parks Canada vehicles: be alert.
If you are using the Parkway, ride in single file along the side of the road.
Wear a helmet; your head is not as hard as you think!
Determine your route before you leave and keep a trail map with you to avoid hesitation when you reach the junction of two trails.