Hiking and cycling safety
Get the most out the park’s trails by planning and preparing for every hike, whether you’re out for 30 minutes or the whole day:
- Choose a trail that YOU can handle.
Always check the length and other aspects of your trail, as well as the duration of your hike before you set out.
- Tell someone about your activity
Tell someone about your start and end points, as well as your return time.
- Bring a snack and enough water, even if your hike is short.
The tap water in park service buildings is safe to drink unless otherwise noted.
- Consider comfort and safety when you choose what to pack.
A sweater and windbreaker are generally a good idea at Forillon. We recommend footwear with a good grip and lots of support.
- For your own safety, stay on the trails and behind fences and follow any posted instructions (trail closed, steep cliffs, risk of rockslide, and so on).
Specific cycling tips:
- The use of a bike helmet is strongly recommended.
- Travel in single file on the park’s secondary roads.
- Cycling is prohibited on all hiking trails. It is, however, permitted on the multi-use trails "Le Portage,", "La Vallée," and "Les Lacs," as well as on the gravel road leading to Cap-Gaspé and on the Penouille Peninsula access road.
- Cyclists must continue to keep their eyes on the road: mountain biking trails are also used by hikers and park vehicles.
- Leave no trace! Pack out all trash; there are no garbage cans along trails.
- Pets are allowed on trails provided that they are kept on a leash at all times.
- Open fires are prohibited in the backcountry.
- Others regulations