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Walking trails

Trails ranging from 0.5 km to 3 km in length crisscross the park. Travel down them to check out the waterfall and the site’s attractions from all sorts of angles.

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Promenade below the waterfall

The base of Chute Montmorency waterfall has never been as attractive as it will be this summer. Most of the enchanting circuit, designed to make the sector at the foot of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency's heritage site even more attractive, will be completed by summertime. Three sections of the circuit will be finished so visitors can fully experience the power and majesty of the waterfall, which is 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls.

Passing over the river, the old railway crossing has been replaced by a long, wide footbridge providing optimal pedestrian access and a series of platforms on various levels, allowing visitors to sit below and contemplate the waterfall, one of the most beautiful natural jewels of Quebec, renowned both here and abroad. A wonderful lookout point!

On the east side of the waterfall basin, the concrete walkway has been completely refurbished, widened, and raised, with a mineral garden lining the walkway . Benches and a picnic area have been added as well.

On the west side, a brand new wooden trail offers a completely different feel, as visitors wander through a wooded area. Ideal for walkers who want to get closer to the waterfall and see it from this new angle.

Cliffside boardwalk

A must! Follow the boardwalk along the cliff. Exceptional panoramas are guaranteed all the way to the suspension bridge.

Starting point: Manoir Montmorency
Level: easy (many stairs)

Note: the cliffside boardwalk and the La Baronne observation deck are closed for an undetermined period.

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Cottage trail

This is the most accessible trail for individuals with restricted mobility and for families with a stroller or a baby carriage. The trail circles the Manoir from behind, passing through flower gardens, ephemeral works, beehives, and large green spaces. It also leads to the suspension bridge.

Starting point: Manoir Montmorency
Level: easy

Résurgences trail

The locals have kept this trail a well-kept secret. The wooded circuit runs along Rivière Montmorency upstream of the waterfall.

Starting point: east of the suspension bridge
Distance: 2.5 km return
Level: easy (many stairs)

The panoramic staircase

For some good physical exercise, take the 487-step panoramic staircase from the bottom to the top of the park. While climbing the cliffside staircase, you’ll be able to see and hear the waterfall’s might.

Starting point: east of the Station
Distance: 487-step
Level: intermediate (many stairs)

Note: the concrete promontory at the foot of the waterfall is closed due to work.

31 juillet trail

This trail connects the orchard with the foot of the waterfall. Certain sections include a steep slope.

Starting point: east of the Station
Distance: 1 km return
Level: intermediate (walking boots are recommended)

IMPORTANT! This trail is closed for the season.

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