1 miles
Distance
247 ft
Climb
-312 ft
Descent
2,100 ft
High Point

La Manitou Details

  • Riding Area
    Parc Régional du Massif du Sud
    St-Philémon, Quebec
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-October
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #84944 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2018

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Origine du nom : Le sentier La Manitou recèle plusieurs montées et descentes, une courte section technique, ainsi que plusieurs virages profilés et quelques sauts. Bref, un peu de tout! Il importe donc de bien manier toutes les facettes du vélo de montagne afin de le parcourir, de là le nom Manitou (manie-tout). Génial, n’est-ce-pas?

Aménagé à l’été 2017 et terminé à l’été 2018, le sentier La Manitou est classé avancé, pas tellement à cause d’obstacles (racines ou roches) présentes sur le sentier mais plutôt à cause des nombreuses montées et descentes, un peu à l’image des Grandes Manœuvres ou de L’Érablière.

Le sentier débute tout près du Village Médiéval, par une courte section technique aménagée manuellement (sans aide mécanique). Il traverse ensuite la rivière et débute une longue montée graduelle. Par la suite, le sentier descend dans une série de virages profilés et vient croiser un chemin plus large (sentier de motoneige en hiver). La deuxième section du sentier est généralement en descente, avec de nombreux virages profilés serrés, quelques petits sauts et un looooooong virage final, qui vient rejoindre le sentier multifonctionnel E, tout près du camping Beaudoin.

Le sentier La Manitou permet de rejoindre La Médiévale (7) ou de revenir l’accueil par le sentier E.


English version


Origin of the name: This trail was aptly named La Manitou because it has several uphill and downhill sections, a short technical section, as well as numerous berm turns and jumps. Hence the name La Manitou (manie-tout, literally translated : handle everything'') Genius, right? We knew you would think so...

Built during the summer of 2017 and finished during the summer of 2018, La Manitou is rated difficult (black diamond), not so much because of obstacles along the way, but more so because of the unending uphills and downhills just like Les Grandes Manoeuvres. Again, beginners with a little riding experience should nevertheless be able to ride this trail without problems, going at a slower speed in the downhill sections, and maybe walking their bikes up a few ascents.

The trail begins right next to the Village Médiéval, with a short, technical section built manually. It then crosses the river and begins a long gradual ascent , followed by a series of downhill berms.

The second section of the trail is more downhill than downhill. After crossing a larger trail (used by snowmobiles during winter), it starts going down all the way until the end, with small jumps and berms along the way. The trail finally ends by a Grand Finale, a very wide berm turn that leads to the crossing of the E trail (multi-use) and tLa Médiévale (7). From there, you could either keep going towards the welcome center by the E trail, or take La Médiévale to reach La Manitou and do it over again!

Access Info

300, Route du Massif, Saint-Philémon, QC, G0R 3G0

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More Stats for La Manitou bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -65 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,850 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,915 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,850 ft
  • Grade
    -1.132%
  • Grade max
    -28.532%
  • Grade min
    19.056%
  • Distance climb
    2,791 ft
  • Distance down
    2,555 ft
  • Distance flat
    419 ft
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Directions to la-manitou-143125 trailhead (46.614886, -70.444831)
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