Mont Chocolat altitude is 717 m, the mountain is located in the Massif-du-Sud regional park, in Saint-Philémon, in Chaudière-Appalaches. The origin of its name can be explained by its shape, which resembles a cherry blossom chocolate.
Elevation: 267 m
Length: 3.7 km (loop)
Duration: 2 hours 00 min (expert hiker)
Total duration: 3 hours 30 min including dinner - 7.9 km
Level of difficulty: Intermediate
A section of the trail along the river, a magnificent maple forest and 2 belvederes at the top with the most beautiful panoramas of the Parc régional du massif du sud.
The ascent of Mont Chocolat offers several points of interest. For example, when the ‘’sentier des palisades’’ runs along a rock about 50 m high. On the way back, the view is magnificent. The belvedere opens onto Claude Mélançon reserve, where no traces of man can be seen.
Can I rent trekking poles?
At the admission, it is possible to rent trekking poles, there are also snacks for hikers for sale and a water fountain.
What about hiking during hunting season in the Massif du sud?
During fall, hunting is practiced in certain areas of the park. See this page to find out which areas are open and closed during the hunting season. Mont Chocolat itinerary is accessible and safe year round, even during hunting season.
Can we climb Mont Chocolat overnight?
Parcours du Mont Chocolat is open at night with a tour guide. Located in the middle of the green zone (practically no light pollution), you will have access to one of the most beautiful skies in the province of Quebec.
- Duration of the night walk: 3 h 30
- Cost: $ 9.00 per adult, $ 6.50 per child, taxes included
- Distance to be covered: 8 km
- Elevation: 250 meters
- What to bring: Headlamp, snack, bottle of water, clothing and footwear suitable for the forest hike
Trail of the Massif du Sud
The 10 km and 21 km itinerary of the Trail du Massif du Sud passes through Mont Chocolat. This is another way of seeing the mountain for runners.
10 km itinerary
Minimum ages: 14 years and over;
Minimum altitude: 474 m | Maximum altitude: 666 m
21 km itinerary (to the top)
Ages: 16 years and over;
Minimum altitude: 474 m | Maximum altitude: 917 m
About the Author
I am a hiker who lives nearby the Parc du Massif du Sud.