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.