Best Multi-Day Hikes in Canada - Sentiers Frontaliers Traverse (QC)
This is one of 50 entries where I will highlight what I believe are the top multi-day hiking trails in Canada. These traverses were chosen after careful review and consideration of what Canada’s outdoors has to offer for those backpackers looking to be out in the Canadian wilderness.
The Sentiers Frontaliers traverse is an 81km point to point trail along the Canada-US border in Quebec that goes from Chartierville to Woburn. Located near Sherbrooke, it is about two and a half hours from the Montreal area and three hours from the city of Quebec.
The trail in Chartierville connects to the famous Cohos trail in New Hampshire, therefore could be extended into a longer thru-hike if desired. There are 5 lean-tos and 6 campsites to choose from along your trek.
Due to the mountainous terrain and consistent elevation, it can take hikers several days to complete the traverse. The mountains you summit throughout the hike are Marbre Mountain, Mont Saddle, Mont d’Urban and Trou du Diable for approximately 4,200 meters in elevation.
In total, Sentiers Frontaliers offers 135km of hiking trails and connects to additional trail networks within the National Park of Mont-Megantic. This general area boasts beautiful scenery and is surrounded by mountain ranges in almost every direction. The White Mountains, which includes Mount Washington, can be seen looking south.
Official website for additional information: http://www.sentiersfrontaliers.qc.ca