Situated in the Chic Choc mountains of eastern Québec and in Réserve Faunique de Matane, Mont Collins is a very nice mountain in a part of this range that is considered remote. Few people visit the area. The trail on this peak is part of the International Appalachian trail (IAT) that crosses Québec for over 600 km. A lean-to is situated near by, as well as Gaspésie National Park to the East. A local chapter of the IAT manages portions of the trail in the Réserve Faunique out of Matane (info is also available at their office). Consider at least one day to get to this alpine toundra peak.
Its access can be difficult in winter in reason that the access roads are not always snow plowed. The most direct route passes through ZEC Cap-Chat (fee) and enters the Réserve Faunique de Matane. Off route 132 turn on the road that is also the left river bank of the Cap-Chat river and head for the ZEC (if coming from Rimouski turn right before the bridge). Info valid as of November 2013
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Québec city|
Thanks to Nick T for adding this peak.
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