The Matapédia region is proud to be the entry point for an international caliber walking trail the SIA (Appalachian international trail). From Matapédia this trail crosses St André de Restigouche to continue through an unspoiled region leading to Ste Marguerite in the Matapédia Valley. This trail is of intermediate difficulty with some sections more difficult due to frequent repeated climbs and descents within one day of walking. Shorter walks are possible by using the entry points between Matapédia and St André de Restigouche or a trip of several days is possible while staying in the refuges along the way. Information kiosks at both Matapédia and St André de Restigouche provide maps of the different pathways.
Matapédia : km 0 Accès highway 132
ClarkCanyon, classified as difficult between the refuges Le Corbeau and Le Quartz, has earned a great reputation from the hikers who have crossed it. With its walkways ropes and steep escarpments and its special micro climate is an unforgettable experience. Locals can provide more information on how to access Clark Canyon.
A new trail linking route 132 with the Le Corbeau refuge on the Appalachian Trail allows a superb outing along the Assemetquagan River. It crosses forests and then plunges into a deep gorge. This 7 km intermediate trail can be completed by and exit at St André de Restigouche (11 km). The access point can be found at the bridge over the Assemetquagan on route 132 21 km north of Matapédia on the way to Amqui.
Local firms offering hiking services
Services : Transportation to access points, guides, all inclusive packages, catering
Parc Adam on rue de l’église, Matapédia
Tél : (418) 865-3554
Site : www.matapediaaventure.com