Canyon des portes de l'enfer

Canyon des portes de l'enfer, Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski: Hours, Address, Canyon des portes de l'enfer Reviews: 4.5/5

Canyon des portes de l'enfer

Canyon des portes de l'enfer
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Canyons • Parks • Hiking Trails
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer (hell's gate canyon) in Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski begins with the Grand Sault waterfall and stretches nearly five miles between steep and narrow rock walls up to 90 metres high. A network of easy-to-intermediate hiking trails, from 1 to 14 kilometres, leads to stunning panoramic views and a 63-metre high suspended footbridge, the highest in Quebec. Experience the descent to hell's gate: 300 steps leading down to the Riviere Rimouski - and back up again!At the far end of the trail system is the Chaud waterfall, another 20-metre cascade.A restaurant, a one-star campground and a 8.5-Kilometre bike path are also available for visitors to this magnificent natural site.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Steve G
Ottawa, Canada1,258 contributions
Fun trails, great scenery
Sep. 2020
We had a great time hiking these trails. The views from many of the "belvederes" (look-outs) were great. Walking the bridge gave nice views in both directions. We didn't find the stairs to be a challenge however some of the rest of the trails were somewhat steep and there is a LOT of up and down. We were both very happy to have had our hiking boots on.
We had lunch down next to the river sitting on the many rocks. It's amazing how many Inukshuk's there are down there.
Definitely recommended by us however those with young children may not want to do some of the trails. Perhaps to the bridge and back and not down to the river level via the stairs and likely not the entire loop trail. Obviously that would depend upon the age and hiking ability of your kids.
Written September 24, 2020
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OceanSeaShell
Montmagny, Canada23 contributions
Great time for all my familly (9, 13 and 14years old)
Aug. 2020 • Family
A lot a short activities. Long walks are also possible. There is stuff to do for people for every age.
This is beautiful.

The bathroom is in very very bad shape when we went (maybe COVID ?).
Written August 16, 2020
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CrossCountryDriverx3
Maine27 contributions
Amazing views, bumpy ride, but worth the trip...
May 2019 • Couples
We saw some info for this attraction in the Rimouski guide at our hotel. Its about 30 mins from town. There wasn't a lot of info on what to expect. We didn't allow enough time or realize how rough the roads would be. The hills on the dirt roads made me a bit nervous and it was a rainy day. However we did ok. We didn't make it to the bridge as we ran out of time, but plan to return again in the future. The first waterfall alone is worth the admission price! The views are amazing. The walking trail is well done with non slip treads on the stairs. The information office is very helpful and friendly. Snacks were available and souvenirs. They spoke some English which was also helpful. If I were to go back I would pack more water as you can't drink the water there, bring hiking gear, good shoes, and a pick up truck or 4 wheel drive vehicle. The restaurant doesn't open until the end of June so best to bring a picnic lunch or plan to camp.
Written May 27, 2019
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Bonjour, Merci pour vos commentaires. Le service à l'accueil est une priorité pour nous. En 2018, plus de 21 100 ont visité le site et la majorité n'avait pas de VUS car la route menant au sentier est très bien entretenue et accessible à tous type de voiture. Cela vous a peut-être paru difficile en raison de la pluie qui avait rendue la chaussée boueuse. À votre prochaine visite, prévoyez environ 4 heures afin de voir les principaux attraits. Bonne journée et au plaisir !
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Kristina J
Cantley, Canada48 contributions
Nature lovers and history buffs will be delighted with Hell!s Gate!
Jul. 2018 • Family
Breathtaking trails and a footbridge that crosses the boiling waters below, Les Portes d'Enfer is like a step back into our past. You are transported into a logging camp typical of the early 20th Century. After the interpretative portion, you are free to wander the trails. Prepare to have your breath taken away by the raw beauty. It is iff the beaten path but well worth the drive. If you are in the Rimouski area, this is a MUST!
Written February 22, 2019
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Hi madam Kristina, Thank you for yours commentaries. Have a nice day.
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Ⓜ️ MrMoreLight
Montreal, Canada1,536 contributions
Canyonland Québec
Jun. 2017 • Friends
A very pleasant visit in a well marked pathway along the canyon des portes de l'enfer.

We hit it in June where we were eaten by voracious mosquitoes in the parking lot but it somehow subsided to a bearable level when moving towards the waterfalls themselves.

Stunning suspension drawbridge also included in the visit in this must-see landscape very close to Rimouski - take the route des Monts Notre-Dame afterwards for a beautiful road trip back country, off the beaten path.
Written November 25, 2017
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Thank you for yours commentaries and have a nice day !
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Shari W
Montreal, Canada27 contributions
Breathtaking scenery
Jun. 2017 • Couples
This park/site is about a 20-30 drive from downtown Rimouski and is well worth the stop. There are several walks to do but our time was a bit limited so we only did two:
Passerelle (suspension bridge) and the Descente aux enfers/300 marches. They are both must sees.

The 300 stair descent is not that difficult and there are many places to stop and rest with amazing views.
Written June 26, 2017
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Melissa
Barrie, Canada72 contributions
Great hiking. Breathtaking views
Oct. 2016 • Couples
Spent several hours here hiking both trails offered. Absolutely beautiful. Wear good footwear. Bring water and a snack. Lots of stairs and some some rugged terrain to walk on if you take the 5 km trail but worth every step. Takes about 2 to 3 hours. The shorter trails are well groomed and easy to navigate. Bring a camera!
Written November 17, 2016
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travellover795943
Blind River, Canada313 contributions
Very Good Trails
Sep. 2016
We arrived in the Rimouski, Quebec area later in the day and decided to drive to the canyon and hope we arrived in time. The office closes at 5 pm, but hikers can stay on. There are several parking areas off a road that may be a bit rough for some, but drive slowly and you'll be okay. Because of the time, we chose a few of the shorter walks that were quite easy although some stairs are involved. The scenery was breathtaking and well worth the time, if you have it, to spend a day taking your time on the trails. The restaurant was closed when we were there later in September so bring a snack and lots of water. We did the Sentier Draveur and Sentier du Grand - Sault and we are in our early 70's.
Written October 29, 2016
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Thank you, have a nice day !
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chuchette82
5 contributions
Awesome trails and place
Sep. 2016 • Couples
We really enjoyed the quality of the trails and the level of difficulty. Sights are incredible and the trails are very well maintained. The roads to get there are bumpy and tiresome but worth it.
Written September 22, 2016
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Michelt_13
Montreal, Canada14 contributions
Nice way to spend an afternoon
Aug. 2016 • Family
Nice trails, along (and down) the canyon. You could spend the full day hiking them, if you wanted to. Otherwise you can drive your car between the two main sites.

If you go there with younger kids, you must get magic wands for the "Portes d’Oniria"... (the wand is free, but there's a $20 deposit to make sure you bring it back).

The wand is needed to activate some special effect in that part of the park.

I wish we had done a little more research beforehand, we'd have tried to time it for a evening/night visit.
Written August 22, 2016
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