• Ripon’s Montagnes Noires Park is an 800-acre forest area in the heart of the Petite-Nation region. This massif offers wild landscapes and panoramic views from the top of Mount Grand Pic (426 meters). The Black Mountains offer a place for outdoor activities and the contemplation of natural landscapes. The Parc des Montagnes Noires at Ripon has five parking lots, a reception chalet and three shelters as well as a Belvedere at the top of Mont Grand-Pic. Ripon’s Black Mountain Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

    CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE 

    For mountain bike enthusiasts, the park offers 5 kilometers of “intermediate” trails.

    • the 1.7 kilometer Varlope Trail (# 8) provides access to the summit of Mont Grand Pic from P2.
    • the 1.3-kilometer “Flostyle” Grand-Pic trail is accessible from the P3 parking lot.

    Also, new routes are in development, including the “Ancestor” trail that will link parking P1 to P2.

    For your information, we are always looking for volunteers for the development of mountain biking. To this end, please, please contact Mr. David Massé, project manager, email: montagne.ripon@mrcpapineau.com.

    HIKING TRAILS

    From parking P2 and P5, the hiking trails form a large loop of 3.4 kilometers, passing through the top of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation.

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND FATBIKING

    The network of cross-country and fatbike trails offers eight courses, totaling 13 kilometers. These trails crisscross the forest in the valleys of pines and maples. This network of trails is accessible from parking P1, P2 and P5. The trails are mechanically maintained and offer a combined groomed surface for the classic style, no skating as well as fatbike. The degree of difficulty of the trails varies from easy to difficult. These trails provide access to three rustic refuges, allowing you to take a break from the heat with a wood stove and also to have a snack.

    SNOWSHOEING

    From P2 parking, the snowshoe trail forms a large loop of 3.4 kilometers through the summit of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation. Throughout the route, interpretation panels provide information on the presence of erratic blocks and granite rocks in the area. Snowshoe rental is available at the Stéphane-Richer reception cabin # 44 (see Fee Schedule).

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    ACCOMMODATION

    This rudimentary cottage has no electricity and no drinking water supply. A bottle of water of 18 liters is however available to tenants. Outside, there is a dry toilet. Tenants can also use the toilets and showers at the ” Stéphane-Richer # 44″ reception chalet at all times.

    Capacity of 6 people, equipped with 3 bunk beds, a table, a kitchen counter and a wood stove.

  • Ripon’s Montagnes Noires Park is an 800-acre forest area in the heart of the Petite-Nation region. This massif offers wild landscapes and panoramic views from the top of Mount Grand Pic (426 meters). The Black Mountains offer a place for outdoor activities and the contemplation of natural landscapes. The Parc des Montagnes Noires at Ripon has five parking lots, a reception chalet and three shelters as well as a Belvedere at the top of Mont Grand-Pic. Ripon’s Black Mountain Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

    CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE 

    For mountain bike enthusiasts, the park offers 5 kilometers of “intermediate” trails.

    • the 1.7 kilometer Varlope Trail (# 8) provides access to the summit of Mont Grand Pic from P2.
    • the 1.3-kilometer “Flostyle” Grand-Pic trail is accessible from the P3 parking lot.

    Also, new routes are in development, including the “Ancestor” trail that will link parking P1 to P2.

    For your information, we are always looking for volunteers for the development of mountain biking. To this end, please, please contact Mr. David Massé, project manager, email: montagne.ripon@mrcpapineau.com.

    HIKING TRAILS

    From parking P2 and P5, the hiking trails form a large loop of 3.4 kilometers, passing through the top of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation.

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND FATBIKING

    The network of cross-country and fatbike trails offers eight courses, totaling 13 kilometers. These trails crisscross the forest in the valleys of pines and maples. This network of trails is accessible from parking P1, P2 and P5. The trails are mechanically maintained and offer a combined groomed surface for the classic style, no skating as well as fatbike. The degree of difficulty of the trails varies from easy to difficult. These trails provide access to three rustic refuges, allowing you to take a break from the heat with a wood stove and also to have a snack.

    SNOWSHOEING

    From P2 parking, the snowshoe trail forms a large loop of 3.4 kilometers through the summit of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation. Throughout the route, interpretation panels provide information on the presence of erratic blocks and granite rocks in the area. Snowshoe rental is available at the Stéphane-Richer reception cabin # 44 (see Fee Schedule).

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    ACCOMMODATION

    This rudimentary cottage has no electricity and no drinking water supply. A bottle of water of 18 liters is however available to tenants. Outside, there is a dry toilet. Tenants can also use the toilets and showers at the ” Stéphane-Richer # 44″ reception chalet at all times.

    Capacity of 6 people, equipped with 3 bunk beds, a table, a kitchen counter and a wood stove.

  • Ripon’s Montagnes Noires Park is an 800-acre forest area in the heart of the Petite-Nation region. This massif offers wild landscapes and panoramic views from the top of Mount Grand Pic (426 meters). The Black Mountains offer a place for outdoor activities and the contemplation of natural landscapes. The Parc des Montagnes Noires at Ripon has five parking lots, a reception chalet and three shelters as well as a Belvedere at the top of Mont Grand-Pic. Ripon’s Black Mountain Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

    CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE 

    For mountain bike enthusiasts, the park offers 5 kilometers of “intermediate” trails.

    • the 1.7 kilometer Varlope Trail (# 8) provides access to the summit of Mont Grand Pic from P2.
    • the 1.3-kilometer “Flostyle” Grand-Pic trail is accessible from the P3 parking lot.

    Also, new routes are in development, including the “Ancestor” trail that will link parking P1 to P2.

    For your information, we are always looking for volunteers for the development of mountain biking. To this end, please, please contact Mr. David Massé, project manager, email: montagne.ripon@mrcpapineau.com.

    HIKING TRAILS

    From parking P2 and P5, the hiking trails form a large loop of 3.4 kilometers, passing through the top of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation.

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND FATBIKING

    The network of cross-country and fatbike trails offers eight courses, totaling 13 kilometers. These trails crisscross the forest in the valleys of pines and maples. This network of trails is accessible from parking P1, P2 and P5. The trails are mechanically maintained and offer a combined groomed surface for the classic style, no skating as well as fatbike. The degree of difficulty of the trails varies from easy to difficult. These trails provide access to three rustic refuges, allowing you to take a break from the heat with a wood stove and also to have a snack.

    SNOWSHOEING

    From P2 parking, the snowshoe trail forms a large loop of 3.4 kilometers through the summit of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation. Throughout the route, interpretation panels provide information on the presence of erratic blocks and granite rocks in the area. Snowshoe rental is available at the Stéphane-Richer reception cabin # 44 (see Fee Schedule).

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    ACCOMMODATION

    This rudimentary cottage has no electricity and no drinking water supply. A bottle of water of 18 liters is however available to tenants. Outside, there is a dry toilet. Tenants can also use the toilets and showers at the ” Stéphane-Richer # 44″ reception chalet at all times.

    Capacity of 6 people, equipped with 3 bunk beds, a table, a kitchen counter and a wood stove.

  • Ripon’s Montagnes Noires Park is an 800-acre forest area in the heart of the Petite-Nation region. This massif offers wild landscapes and panoramic views from the top of Mount Grand Pic (426 meters). The Black Mountains offer a place for outdoor activities and the contemplation of natural landscapes. The Parc des Montagnes Noires at Ripon has five parking lots, a reception chalet and three shelters as well as a Belvedere at the top of Mont Grand-Pic. Ripon’s Black Mountain Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

    CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE 

    For mountain bike enthusiasts, the park offers 5 kilometers of “intermediate” trails.

    • the 1.7 kilometer Varlope Trail (# 8) provides access to the summit of Mont Grand Pic from P2.
    • the 1.3-kilometer “Flostyle” Grand-Pic trail is accessible from the P3 parking lot.

    Also, new routes are in development, including the “Ancestor” trail that will link parking P1 to P2.

    For your information, we are always looking for volunteers for the development of mountain biking. To this end, please, please contact Mr. David Massé, project manager, email: montagne.ripon@mrcpapineau.com.

    HIKING TRAILS

    From parking P2 and P5, the hiking trails form a large loop of 3.4 kilometers, passing through the top of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation.

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND FATBIKING

    The network of cross-country and fatbike trails offers eight courses, totaling 13 kilometers. These trails crisscross the forest in the valleys of pines and maples. This network of trails is accessible from parking P1, P2 and P5. The trails are mechanically maintained and offer a combined groomed surface for the classic style, no skating as well as fatbike. The degree of difficulty of the trails varies from easy to difficult. These trails provide access to three rustic refuges, allowing you to take a break from the heat with a wood stove and also to have a snack.

    SNOWSHOEING

    From P2 parking, the snowshoe trail forms a large loop of 3.4 kilometers through the summit of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation. Throughout the route, interpretation panels provide information on the presence of erratic blocks and granite rocks in the area. Snowshoe rental is available at the Stéphane-Richer reception cabin # 44 (see Fee Schedule).

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    ACCOMMODATION

    This rudimentary cottage has no electricity and no drinking water supply. A bottle of water of 18 liters is however available to tenants. Outside, there is a dry toilet. Tenants can also use the toilets and showers at the ” Stéphane-Richer # 44″ reception chalet at all times.

    Capacity of 6 people, equipped with 3 bunk beds, a table, a kitchen counter and a wood stove.

  • Ripon’s Montagnes Noires Park is an 800-acre forest area in the heart of the Petite-Nation region. This massif offers wild landscapes and panoramic views from the top of Mount Grand Pic (426 meters). The Black Mountains offer a place for outdoor activities and the contemplation of natural landscapes. The Parc des Montagnes Noires at Ripon has five parking lots, a reception chalet and three shelters as well as a Belvedere at the top of Mont Grand-Pic. Ripon’s Black Mountain Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

    CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE 

    For mountain bike enthusiasts, the park offers 5 kilometers of “intermediate” trails.

    • the 1.7 kilometer Varlope Trail (# 8) provides access to the summit of Mont Grand Pic from P2.
    • the 1.3-kilometer “Flostyle” Grand-Pic trail is accessible from the P3 parking lot.

    Also, new routes are in development, including the “Ancestor” trail that will link parking P1 to P2.

    For your information, we are always looking for volunteers for the development of mountain biking. To this end, please, please contact Mr. David Massé, project manager, email: montagne.ripon@mrcpapineau.com.

    HIKING TRAILS

    From parking P2 and P5, the hiking trails form a large loop of 3.4 kilometers, passing through the top of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation.

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND FATBIKING

    The network of cross-country and fatbike trails offers eight courses, totaling 13 kilometers. These trails crisscross the forest in the valleys of pines and maples. This network of trails is accessible from parking P1, P2 and P5. The trails are mechanically maintained and offer a combined groomed surface for the classic style, no skating as well as fatbike. The degree of difficulty of the trails varies from easy to difficult. These trails provide access to three rustic refuges, allowing you to take a break from the heat with a wood stove and also to have a snack.

    SNOWSHOEING

    From P2 parking, the snowshoe trail forms a large loop of 3.4 kilometers through the summit of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation. Throughout the route, interpretation panels provide information on the presence of erratic blocks and granite rocks in the area. Snowshoe rental is available at the Stéphane-Richer reception cabin # 44 (see Fee Schedule).

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    ACCOMMODATION

    This rudimentary cottage has no electricity and no drinking water supply. A bottle of water of 18 liters is however available to tenants. Outside, there is a dry toilet. Tenants can also use the toilets and showers at the ” Stéphane-Richer # 44″ reception chalet at all times.

    Capacity of 6 people, equipped with 3 bunk beds, a table, a kitchen counter and a wood stove.

  • Ripon’s Montagnes Noires Park is an 800-acre forest area in the heart of the Petite-Nation region. This massif offers wild landscapes and panoramic views from the top of Mount Grand Pic (426 meters). The Black Mountains offer a place for outdoor activities and the contemplation of natural landscapes. The Parc des Montagnes Noires at Ripon has five parking lots, a reception chalet and three shelters as well as a Belvedere at the top of Mont Grand-Pic. Ripon’s Black Mountain Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

    CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE 

    For mountain bike enthusiasts, the park offers 5 kilometers of “intermediate” trails.

    • the 1.7 kilometer Varlope Trail (# 8) provides access to the summit of Mont Grand Pic from P2.
    • the 1.3-kilometer “Flostyle” Grand-Pic trail is accessible from the P3 parking lot.

    Also, new routes are in development, including the “Ancestor” trail that will link parking P1 to P2.

    For your information, we are always looking for volunteers for the development of mountain biking. To this end, please, please contact Mr. David Massé, project manager, email: montagne.ripon@mrcpapineau.com.

    HIKING TRAILS

    From parking P2 and P5, the hiking trails form a large loop of 3.4 kilometers, passing through the top of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation.

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND FATBIKING

    The network of cross-country and fatbike trails offers eight courses, totaling 13 kilometers. These trails crisscross the forest in the valleys of pines and maples. This network of trails is accessible from parking P1, P2 and P5. The trails are mechanically maintained and offer a combined groomed surface for the classic style, no skating as well as fatbike. The degree of difficulty of the trails varies from easy to difficult. These trails provide access to three rustic refuges, allowing you to take a break from the heat with a wood stove and also to have a snack.

    SNOWSHOEING

    From P2 parking, the snowshoe trail forms a large loop of 3.4 kilometers through the summit of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation. Throughout the route, interpretation panels provide information on the presence of erratic blocks and granite rocks in the area. Snowshoe rental is available at the Stéphane-Richer reception cabin # 44 (see Fee Schedule).

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    ACCOMMODATION

    This rudimentary cottage has no electricity and no drinking water supply. A bottle of water of 18 liters is however available to tenants. Outside, there is a dry toilet. Tenants can also use the toilets and showers at the ” Stéphane-Richer # 44″ reception chalet at all times.

    Capacity of 6 people, equipped with 3 bunk beds, a table, a kitchen counter and a wood stove.

  • Ripon’s Montagnes Noires Park is an 800-acre forest area in the heart of the Petite-Nation region. This massif offers wild landscapes and panoramic views from the top of Mount Grand Pic (426 meters). The Black Mountains offer a place for outdoor activities and the contemplation of natural landscapes. The Parc des Montagnes Noires at Ripon has five parking lots, a reception chalet and three shelters as well as a Belvedere at the top of Mont Grand-Pic. Ripon’s Black Mountain Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

    CROSS-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BIKE 

    For mountain bike enthusiasts, the park offers 5 kilometers of “intermediate” trails.

    • the 1.7 kilometer Varlope Trail (# 8) provides access to the summit of Mont Grand Pic from P2.
    • the 1.3-kilometer “Flostyle” Grand-Pic trail is accessible from the P3 parking lot.

    Also, new routes are in development, including the “Ancestor” trail that will link parking P1 to P2.

    For your information, we are always looking for volunteers for the development of mountain biking. To this end, please, please contact Mr. David Massé, project manager, email: montagne.ripon@mrcpapineau.com.

    HIKING TRAILS

    From parking P2 and P5, the hiking trails form a large loop of 3.4 kilometers, passing through the top of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation.

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Hiking at Parc des Montagnes Noires

    CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND FATBIKING

    The network of cross-country and fatbike trails offers eight courses, totaling 13 kilometers. These trails crisscross the forest in the valleys of pines and maples. This network of trails is accessible from parking P1, P2 and P5. The trails are mechanically maintained and offer a combined groomed surface for the classic style, no skating as well as fatbike. The degree of difficulty of the trails varies from easy to difficult. These trails provide access to three rustic refuges, allowing you to take a break from the heat with a wood stove and also to have a snack.

    SNOWSHOEING

    From P2 parking, the snowshoe trail forms a large loop of 3.4 kilometers through the summit of Mont Grand Pic (2 th highest peaks of the Black Mountains) and then reach a lookout perched 426 meters of altitude that allows a view of the valley of the Petite-Nation. Throughout the route, interpretation panels provide information on the presence of erratic blocks and granite rocks in the area. Snowshoe rental is available at the Stéphane-Richer reception cabin # 44 (see Fee Schedule).

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    Snowshoeing in Cross Parc des Montagnes Noires

    ACCOMMODATION

    This rudimentary cottage has no electricity and no drinking water supply. A bottle of water of 18 liters is however available to tenants. Outside, there is a dry toilet. Tenants can also use the toilets and showers at the ” Stéphane-Richer # 44″ reception chalet at all times.

    Capacity of 6 people, equipped with 3 bunk beds, a table, a kitchen counter and a wood stove.