Climbing Mont Harfang
We recommend that you park at Km 352 and walk along the road to begin your hike at Km 349.
The south trail is shorter and steep.
The north trail is longer but less steep. It does not provide access to the alpine plateaus of the main mountain range.
Some sections of the trails are uneven (presence of rocks and roots), muddy and very wet, especially during rainy periods. Be sure to have appropriate footwear.
There are a great many flies from June 24 to September 1. It is important to bring long protective clothing, fly repellent and a head net.
Using the trails before June 1 is not advisable. There is often snow left on the trails until the end of June.
Walking sticks are recommended.
Distance: Loop of 10.5 km / 5 hrs
South trail: 3.5 km (one-way)
North trail: 4.5 km (one-way)
Road walk: 2.5 km
Altitude: 475 m
North access: Km 352 of Route 389
South access: Km 349 of Route 389
Affording a magnificent view of the eastern part of the Manicouagan Crater Lake and René-Levasseur Island, Mont Harfang is the most accessible mountain in the Uapishka (Groulx) range. Along the trail, you will discover a number of ecosystems, from the boreal forest to the alpine Arctic tundra on the top. You have a choice of two itineraries, either the return trip or the loop.
Find all the answers to your most frequent questions in our FAQ.
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Included in the Fou des monts Groulx and Sommets et pagaie packages
About 5 hrs / loop of 10.5 km