Montagne de la Grotte in Foret de Bowman: Hiking Guide

The Parc regional de la foret Bowman is comprised of 680 hectacres of land that houses six peaks and five lakes. After reading through the 2010 proposal for development of the parc, there are significant changes to come that will make forest bowman a prime destination for outdoor adventurists and nature lovers.

Suggested Stops

Oh it was back to Le Hibou on the way home for a full on post hike celebration with delicious food. They make the best bean and beet burger I’ve had and we didn’t mind celebrating a fantastic day with a little sangria as well. Afterwards it was over to Ma Boule for an ice cream cone to enjoy while we walked through town and along the river.

Important Insights

Closed during hunting season (starting with bow season), always check before heading out and abid by trail closures.

Up the road on the 307, past chemin faubert, is a boat launch for réservoir Escalier. This is a motorized boat approved waterway and great spot for fishing.

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) 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

Montagne de la Grotte in Foret de Bowman is managed by the municipality.

Suggested Stops

Oh it was back to Le Hibou on the way home for a full on post hike celebration with delicious food. They make the best bean and beet burger I’ve had and we didn’t mind celebrating a fantastic day with a little sangria as well. Afterwards it was over to Ma Boule for an ice cream cone to enjoy while we walked through town and along the river.

GPS Coordinates

45.864788350189855, -75.69495180413327

Street Address

Chemin du Lac du Brochet, Bowman, QC

Directions

From the King Edward bridge, take Autoroute 50 East. In 3.5 kms, exit for the 307 North. Take the 307 North for 60kms and then turn left (West) on Chemin Faubert in Bowman. In 800m drive straight on to Chemin du lac du Brochet (dirt road – brown park sign is partially hidden at the chemin faubert/chemin du lac du brochet intersection). Parking will be ahead on right and clearly marked.

Parking

Small parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Outhouses located at the parking lot.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Available from the municipality.

Trailhead

Located across the road from the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

6

Elevation Gain (m)

350

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands, Marshlands, Ecological Significance, Interpretive Signs, Ponds

Activities

Hiking, Birding, Snowshoeing

Dogs

Permitted on-leash.