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Mount Orford National Park hiking

Cantons-de-l'Est, Quebec, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Mount Orford National Park Statistics




82 KM


853 meters

Elevation gain

725 meters

Dog allowed

Child friendly

What are the activities at Mount Orford National Park ?


Mountain Biking


Cross-country skiing

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Why choose a trail at Mount Orford National Park?

If you are visiting Quebec City, come and enjoy a relaxing moment with your family or friends at Mont Orford. With its national park, this magnificent territory seduces with its countless activities and the beauty of its landscapes. From cross-country skiing to hiking or kayaking, the discovery activities are adapted to the needs of each visitor. Let's discover all the wonders of Mount Orford.

Mount Orford: the fourth highest peak in Quebec

Located in the municipality of Orford, Quebec, Canada, Mount Orford is located west of Mount Giroux, east of Mount Sylvio-Lacharité and south of Mount Alfred-DesRochers. With its 853 meters of altitude, it is the highest skiable domain in the Eastern Townships. From Mount Orford flow four slopes including the Versant stream, the Des Chênes stream and the Giroux stream. Being the fourth highest peak in Quebec, Mount Orford is sheltered in the Parc national du Mont-Orford. With a surface area of 59.5 km2, take advantage of the park's many activities to relax in the heart of nature and why not spot white-tailed deer and great blue herons!

A must-see ski resort

When talking about Mount Orford, it is impossible not to mention cross-country skiing, which is the park's reputation. The park has a total of thirteen ski trails with 50 km of classic and 26 km of skate trails. Whether beginners or experts, each skier will find the trail that suits him or her thanks to the markings and tracings.

Hiking: an activity for the whole family

Hiking is undoubtedly the best way to contemplate the beauty of Parc national du Mont-Orford. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the Eastern Townships. With more than 80 km of trails, hiking is dedicated to the whole family for exceptional moments of discovery. You can hike the Sentiers de l'Estrie which crosses the park from north to south.

Other fun activities to enjoy...

In Mont-Orford Park, discovery activities can be done in groups. Between the Fraser Lake Sector and the Stukely Lake Sector, there is an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Those who like campfires can choose the Chouette soirée d'Orford to talk about owls. A night safari is also very tempting for sensory experiences on the trail without flashlights at night.

In short, Mount Orford and its national park are a paradise for those who want to have fun in a different way!

What are the services on site?

Picnic table
Rental center
Rustic camping

Parc National Du Mont-Orford trails list and map ?

Trails Distance Difficulty
Sentier de la Sitelle 1.6 km Beginner
Sentier du Coyote 1.6 km Beginner
Chemin d'accès au Vallonnier 5 km Intermediate
Lien mont Orford - salle communautaire 6.2 km Intermediate
Sentier de la Chouette 3.8 km Intermediate
Sentier de la Gélinotte 3.7 km Intermediate
Sentier du Lynx 3.8 km Intermediate
Sentier du Pékan 4.1 km Intermediate
Boucle du Mont-Chauve 6.5 km Advanced
Sentier des Loutres 4.3 km Advanced
Sentier du Cerf 8.5 km Advanced
Sentier du Ruisseau-David 4.2 km Advanced
Sentier du Ruisseau-des-Chênes 2.9 km Advanced

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 8.90

Every day from 10am to 5pm


What are the coordinates and address of Parc National Du Mont-Orford?

Parc National Du Mont-Orford
(800) 665-6527
3321 Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC J1X 7A2, Canada

Hiker reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 28 reviews

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Recent reviews

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Wayne Karim

5 out of 5 stars

Great little mountain 35min away from Sherbrooke. Awesome hike with the kids and the view is superbe

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Michael Gray

5 out of 5 stars

A good place to visit in summer, get some food along with you to enjoy it at the summit point. View from top is amazing!

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Karena Burkhard

5 out of 5 stars

The park has a nice variety of hikes for all to enjoy. We went in the fall so the colors were beautiful. Not too far from Montreal. Nice nature break. Highly recommend.

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Jarred Ellisor

3 out of 5 stars

Enjoy the nature

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Parc National Du Mont-Orford ?


What is the elevation of Parc National Du Mont-Orford?

725.00 M

What is the height of Parc National Du Mont-Orford ?

853.00 M

What are the opening hours?

Every day from 10am to 5pm

Are dogs allowed?


Is the place are families friendly?


How much does a ticket cost?

8.90 $

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

François Dumaine
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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