National Trail (sentier national)

Dogs on leash permitted
Picnic area

The Lanaudière section of the Sentier National (National Trail) crosses Matawinie area from west to east for more than 170 km. Passing through the finst natural areas of the region, you’ll discover northern Lanaudière in all its splendour.

Many activities, attractions and services: hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rental of rest-huts, platforms, Waterfall Swaggin.

Unlimited access (except in Zec territories, where registration is mandatory)

To reach the various sections, click here



  • Schedule: From sunrise to sundown

Type of lodging onsite

  • Camping
  • Refuge

Hiking - informations

  • Difficulty: Easy, intermediate, difficult
  • Total lenght: 180 km
  • Vigilance required during hunting season
  • Trail recognized by Fédération québécoise de la marche

Snowshoeing - informations

  • Total lenght of trails: 180 km
  • Number of trails: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy, intermediate, difficult


  • Heated refuge
  • Picnic

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National Trail (sentier national)
Sent. National
Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, QC J0T 2C0

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