Mont Therrien Trails (Mont Pointu)
|Estimated Time||1 hr 15 mins|
|Surface Type||old roads, forested|
|Elevation Change||not checked|
|Features||lookout tower, peak|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Cell Reception||not checked|
From Route 2 take exit 32 at Rivière-Verte. Head north on chemin Davis and then turn right to cross the bridge over Rivière-Verte. Just past the bridge turn left and follow the river. From here you should be able to see Mount Pointu rising in the distance straight ahead. After one kilometer turn right onto Chemin Montagne des Therrien and climb the hill away from the river. After a little more than two kilometers you will come to junction with Chemin Therrien. Turn left at the junction and travel for three kilometers until you find a small clearing with picnic tables on the left. Park here. The trail starts behind the small clearing.
The trail starts at the small clearing near the base of the mountain and then climbs a hardwood ridge. After 400 meters the trail comes to an ATV trail that climbs the mountain. Just before the ATV trail turn left onto the Owl Trail that travels in the woods along the ATV trail. The Owl Trail ends at an intersection with the ATV trail. Turn left to follow the ATV trail up around the mountain to the peak or continue straight on the Les Messanges Trail around the mountain in the other direction to the peak. There are several other trails that go more directly up to the peak from the ATV trail.
Once at the peak you will find a view to the south of the Rivière-Verte and St. John River valleys. A double decker lookout tower provides you with an even better view.
Trail Last Hiked: April 25, 2013.
Page Last Updated: September 3, 2018.