Mont Hereford (Eastern Townships): Trail Report

Mont Hereford (Eastern Townships): Trail Report

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Ladies and gentlemen, Mont Expérience Hereford met all our expectations and then some. An incredibly wonderful camp ground and cabins. First, it’s only 20 mins from Coaticook on one lovely road that gives you a great view of the sun setting behind the mountains as you drive it. Actually all views while country driving are great in this area, but we especially enjoyed the sunset. Secondly, the cabins and washroom facilities…woah guys, this was top notch. Very clean rental cabins (called ‘pods’) that come with a fire pit, BBQ, and indoor electrical fireplace. Oh and there’s a mini fridge – which was such a perk for the weekend! (So yes, there is electricity in the pods) There’s a small play structure for children in the centre of the camps. The clear. winner however was the single person pod washrooms. These were gold. I mean, how luxurious is it to have a water, toilet, and sink while camping?! Again, super clean. Super awesome. Finally, amazing hosts. When we pulled up, Maryse was there at the main office. Take about having a warm and friendly welcome! She gave us area maps and loaded us up with a prepaid fire wood. She emailed us prior to arriving with additional information. Just good people, and we love good people.

Important Insights

The beauty of this trail lies on the trail with the flora, fauna, streams, and waterfalls. The peak views are obstructed.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) and Abenaki / Abénaquis people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Mont Hereford management in unknown.

GPS Coordinates

45.09216549190327, -71.55002573841834

Street Address

557, chemin de Coaticook, East Hereford Quebec J0B 1S0

Directions

Besides the one trailhead from Mont Expérience Hereford there is also a parking lot for the main Mont Hereford trail. It’d oddly pretty with an abundance of flowers and a clear lot…something that Quebec certainly does right with her trails!

Parking

Medium parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

No

Washrooms

None. Follow Leave No Trace toileting guidelines

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Available from Eastern Townships.

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

12

Elevation Gain (m)

600

Cell Reception

No

Features

Woodlands

Activities

Hiking

Dogs

Permitted on-leash

Trail Description

Neil-Tillotson Hiking Trail: Although we didn’t hike to the peak, we did hike a section of the trail to reach the waterfalls the next morning. The trail is well marked and narrow in sections. The diverse terrain and landscape makes it an interesting and beautiful hike. We departed from our cabin site at Mont Expérience Hereford a hiked approximately 2kms in to the ‘chutes donat’ (waterfalls). The waterfalls is best in spring (and dry as a bone in the fall). We poked around at the peak to see the views points. It was good but not jaw dropping. We had a funny feeling from seeing pictures online that the best views were actually along the hiking trail and in the winter. There are several lookout point listed along the trail. We passed a group of mountain bikers on the way up and it looks like it’d be a great trail to snowshoe in the winter. The lookout point always faces the right direction for a stunning sunset view.

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