2,895 ft
155 ft
-6 ft
Avg time


  • Riding Area
    St-Philémon, Quebec
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  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #71518 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking

Accent / descent : + 45m / - 0m

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Origine du nom : ce sentier tire son nom du fait qu’il monte graduellement sur toute sa longueur, et qu’il est le premier sentier du réseau. Il permet donc de ‘’réchauffer le moteur’’ du cycliste avant de se lancer dans les sentiers suivants.
Le Chauffe-moteur est en quelque sorte le sentier d’accès au reste du réseau. C’est le premier sentier qui a été aménagé au Parc, à l’automne 2014 (aménagé mécaniquement). Un ajout à ce sentier a été fait en 2017 afin de rejoindre le stationnement des Trois-Fourches.

Le Chauffe-moteur débute au stationnement des Trois-Fourches, situé à 400 mètres du poste d’accueil. Ce sentier est large et gravelé, et il comporte peu d’obstacles. En contrepartie, le Chauffe-moteur est un sentier bidirectionnel; il faut donc se méfier des cyclistes descendant vers le stationnement des Trois-fourches lorsqu’on monte. Ce sentier peut aisément être parcouru par des cyclistes de niveau débutant et par des enfants.

Le sentier du Chauffe-moteur est complètement en forêt et sillonne dans une forêt mixte, majoritairement feuillue. Il permet d’accéder directement au sentier la Trail du Buck (2) et l’Érablière (6).

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Origin of the name : This trail's name comes from the fact that it climbs gradually on its entire length, and that it is the first trail of the trail system of Parc regional du Massif du Sud. The gradual climb allows to ''warm up the engine'', hence the name Chauffe Moteur (block heater), before heading to the next, more difficult trails.

the Chauffe-moteur is the acces trail to the rest of the trail system of Parc regional du Massif du Sud. It was the first trail to be designed at this park during Fall 2014 (built with a mini-excavator). This trail was a bit modified during the summer of 2017 and its starting point is now at the Trois-Fourches parking lot (camper parking).

As stated above, the Chauffe-moteur begins at the Trois-Fourches parking lot, located 400m away from the main parking lot (where you have to park your car). This trail is wide and gravelled, and there are very few obstacles on the way. The only difficulty is that it is a two-way trail, and thus it is necessary to be careful when coming down for bikers coming the other way. This trail can easily be done by bikes of all levels, even young kids.

The Chauffe-moteur trail is located entirely in a mixed forest, with a majority of deciduous trees. It leads to the following trails: L'Erabliere (6) and La Trail du Buck (2).

Access Info

300, Route du Massif, Saint-Philemon, G0R 4A0

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More Stats for Le chauffe-moteur (1) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    148 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,551 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,702 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,551 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,699 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,168 ft
  • Distance down
    85 ft
  • Distance flat
    640 ft
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