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La Mauricie National Park

Young man wearing a helmet biking along a wooded trail.
Mountain biking on the park’s trails. © Parks Canada

Mountain biking

You are looking for intense feelings or a simple ride in the forest? Go to the Rivière à la Pêche area to escape on the Park's mountain bike trails. A 55 km network with rest stops awaits you in the heart of the forest. Anxious to try it? Rent a bike at the Service Centre.

Trails offered

Note that the trails on which this activity is permitted are trails 3, 5, 6a, 7, 8, 9, 11, the Parkway, and trail 6 between Bouchard lake and lac du Pimbina.

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  • Trail number 11 is ideal for young families. This trail offers you a flat 4 km course. 
  • The boldest will surely want to venture onto trails 5 and 6A which are at the difficult level. However, use extra caution: these hilly trails can represent a good challenge, since there are roots, rocks and mud on them at times.


Biking trails Map © Parcs Canada

Print the map. (PDF, 241 Ko)

Suggested circuits

 Level of difficulty  Trail number  Distance
 Easy  Trail 11  4 km
 Loop
 Easy

 Trail 3
 In the direction of the Isaïe Shelter

 10 km
 Round trip
 Easy

 Trail 3
 In the direction of the La Pêche Shelter

 19 km
 Round trip
 Easy

 Trail 3
 In the direction of the Wabenaki and Andrew Lodges

 24 km
 Round trip
 Easy  Trail 3
 EnIn the direction of Saint-Gérard Shelter
 31 km
 Round trip
 Intermediate  Trails 3 - 8 - 7 - 3  27 km
 Loop
 Intermediate  Trails 3 - 8 - 7 - 9 - Parkway -6  35 km
 Loop
 Intermediate  Trails 3 - 7 - 9 - Parkway -6  40 km
 Loop
 Difficult  Trails 3 - 5 - 6 - 6A  14,5 km
 Loop



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bike rentals and other services

The Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre is the ideal point of departure for cycling. On-site, the Halte café-vélo offers a bike rental and repair service as well as the sale of parts and accessories. In addition, sanitary facilities with showers are at your disposal. Also, enjoy the café and Wi-Fi service to make a break and stock up.

Safety advice 

  1. Wear a bicycle helmet.
  2. Remain vigilant; it is possible to encounter hikers or Park workers on some trails.

Les Défis du Parc

Are you interested in competition? Les Défis du Parc is the ideal event for having fun and challenging yourself!

Please note that the Parkway and certain trails will be closed during Les Défis du Parc.