Mont Jacques Cartier

Mont Jacques-Cartier is a 4000 footer in the McGerrigle Range in the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, Canada. It is the tallest mountain in southern Quebec. The mountain is protected by the Parc national de la Gaspésie and is host to the last remaining population of woodland caribou south of the Saint Lawrence River. The broad summit plateau is above treeline and large cairns lead to a summit lookout tower. The new International Appalachian Trail crosses its summit.

Mont Jacques Cartier SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

14 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Jul 26, 2015. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Mont Jacques Cartier

  • eskimoto
  • fred
  • VinceB
  • GhyslainbigG
  • franktraver
  • BigTom

Routes Used trails & approaches

63% Main trail up.

18% Sentier de la Grande Traversée

9% Jacques Cartier trail, didn't take loop trail to see caribou

9% Jacques Cartier trail


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4,167 ft / 1,270 m


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Height Rank

#2 in Quebec

#7274 in Canada




Quebec, Canada

Summited by

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  • eskimoto
  • scott
  • fred
  • julienboutin
  • VinceB
  • barbaratraver
  • daveward
  • Apfel
  • GhyslainbigG
  • ronaldbrisebois
  • franktraver
  • apfelstrudel

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