Posted on July 10, 2023 | in Uncategorized
Hiking is like a rite of passage in Mont Tremblant — it is no wonder that the locals are so fit and tourists visit here from all over the world to see what the incredible natural surroundings have to offer. There are thousands of miles of trails in Mont Tremblant, ranging from easy paths to challenging peak-topping trails that are sure to get your lungs firing. Here are the best 5 hikes in Mont Tremblant.
The Best 5 Hikes in Mont Tremblant
If you are a beginner hiker, there are dozens of nature paths and biking trails that are suitable for younger kids and older adults. However, if you are keen to push the limits, then check out some of these hikes in Mont Tremblant that are sure to get your legs pumping, heart pounding, and good vibes flowing!
Nez de l’Indien
The Nez de l’Indien trail is a moderate 8.4-kilometer trail that features almost 350 meters of elevation gain throughout the route. This trail is usually considered an easy/moderate trail depending on the weather and hikers’ fitness levels, so expect to spend between 2-4 hours on this fun and exciting out-and-back adventure!
Locals and tourists who have hiked this trail before state the views are amazing, there are multiple points to stop and rest on the trail, and the shaded forest is great on a hot sunny day. You will be traveling over undulating terrain, which keeps it slightly difficult without being too tough. This trail begins on the other side of the lake across from Mont Tremblant and Pic Johannsen — another popular trail that is great for a full day of hiking. Throughout the Nez trail, you will be able to take amazing views of the Montagne Verte.
The second trail that is an absolute must-do during your time in Mont Tremblant if you have past experience with hiking is the Mont Nixon trail, an 8.0-kilometer trail that features nearly 450 meters of elevation gain. This looped trail is easy to follow and fun for people of varying fitness levels, usually taking between 2.5-4 hours.
Past hikers state the trail is not very hard, has amazing views, and just has one steep uphill — after the uphill, it is mainly downhill until the end of the trail. Make sure you bring your camera, snacks, and a map so you are safe during the entirety of your journey. This hike starts near Lac Superieur and Lac aux Ours, just off of route Chem Adelard and Chem du Canton Archambault. You can tackle Little Nixon Peak before moving on to the rest of the Mont Nixon trail!
La Villageoise Loop
Our third choice for the top hikes in the Mont Tremblant area is an easy hike that is good for beginner hikers, families with small children, or those with limited fitness levels. The easy and fun La Villageoise Loop is a 6.6-kilometer looped trail that features just 127 meters of elevation gain throughout the trip. This easy stroll takes between 1.25 and 2 hours, depending on your walking speed and the number of stops.
This area is extremely popular for hikes and walks, so you will never feel secluded or alone in the woods. Plus, you can easily start this hike right from one of our properties, as the loop begins in the heart of Mont Tremblant and takes you through forests, along the river, by the lake, and provides amazing views of the nearby peaks.
The Grand Brule is a 7.2-mile trail that is an out-and-back, meaning that you won’t complete it in a circular direction with a loop. This is a more difficult trail, so we love it for advanced and expert hikers who really want to break a sweat and spend 4-5 hours out on the mountain! This trail is located in the Laurentides in Canada, featuring a dirty, rocky, and gravelly terrain that brings you to the top of huge rock formations with incredible views. The trail has an average grade of approximately 10% and a max grade of 28%. You will climb over 850 meters high into the sky across the ski and snowboard slopes.
Another great trail located around Mont Tremblant is the Pic Johannsen trail located in Southern Quebec. This beautiful and tough climb starts right from a nearby village, so it is ideal for starting and ending with a cup of coffee or a bite to eat! You will traverse for hours over two peaks and then head back to the starting point in a circular trail.
We love this trail for advanced hikers who want to spend an entire day out on the mountain without tons of crowds. The average grade of this trail is 9%, with a maximum grade of 28%. You will traverse 800 meters up and 800 meters down, so your legs are definitely going to be sore tomorrow! Bring snacks and drinks since you will be hiking nearly 18 kilometers on this beautiful loop trail near Tremblant.
There is no shortage of hiking trails here in Mont Tremblant! Head here to challenge yourself and push your limits, then go home to rest and recover at one of our luxury homes from Tremblant Living.