Times are set for the departure as well as for the descent from the summit. Consult the table below to know the time that applies to you depending on the time of your stay.
|Period||Departures are allowed only between sunrise and this time:||Descent from summit #3 is mandatory at this time*:|
|From the opening (schedule on the second Friday of June) to July 31
|From August 1 to 31
|From September 1 to 30
|From October 1 to the closing (schedule on the Monday of Thanksgiving weekend)
|* A park warden will close the trail.|
** Acropole-des-Draveurs trail will normally be accessible between the second Friday of June and the Monday of Thanksgiving weekend (subject to change depending on trail conditions).
- Acropole-des-Draveurs trail is a challenging hike, with a vertical drop of 800 metres, or just over 4 times the height of Place Ville-Marie, or 2.5 times the height of the Eiffel Tower, as shown in this topographical profile (in French only). Be well prepared!
- Bring at least two litres of water per person. The water in the streams is not drinkable. Bring water with you to the park. You can also fill your bottles at the Félix-Antoine Savard or Le Draveur visitors centres.
- Stay on the trails, especially at the peak. The vegetation is very fragile and grows directly on the rock.
- Walking sticks are highly recommended. They prevent joint pain and could save you from spraining an ankle.
- Bring appropriate footwear. The walking surface is uneven. Wearing walking boots with ankle support is recommended. Sandals are not suitable.
- Bring warm clothes. It’s generally 5° to 10° C colder at the peak.
- Use the toilets at your disposal. A dry toilet is located at the trailhead (in the parking lot of Camping du Pin-Blanc) and at km 3. There’s no other toilet along the trail.
- Come down carefully. Injuries often occur during the descent. Evacuating an injured person can take several hours and involves emergency teams.
- To pinpoint your location on the trail in real time, download the Avenza Maps application to your cell phone, ideally before you arrive at the park (available on App Store and Google Play). Afterwards, you can access the general map of the national park via the Map Store of the application (free of charge).
- No dogs allowed. Fines are foreseen in case of non-compliance.
Have a great hike!