Those who know me know that I like challenges! For me, taking on a hiking challenge is a way to motivate myself to push past my limits, but it’s also an opportunity to discover trails that otherwise might not have caught my eye.
What is the 75S Challenge? It’s a hiking challenge managed by Rando Québec, which showcase 75 trails, spread across all regions of Quebec. There is no time limit (which is an advantage for me, who does not live in Quebec) and the list contains trails of different difficulties and different lengths. It’s a great way to discover some of Quebec’s best hikes!
One of the things that I like a lot about this challenge is that once registered, you get access to a personal dashboard which allows us to track your progress and find all the necessary information on the trails of the challenge. For more details or to register, visit the 75S Challenge website (in French only).
I’ve hiked 9 out of 75 trails to date. The Summit Loop on Mount Royal in Montreal is my most recent 75S hike.
My favourite trail to date
The hike up Montagne d’Argent in the Laurentians was quite a challenge, but maybe that’s why I really enjoyed this trail. After a technical hike (where I had to use ropes and ladders), the view at the top was a great reward!
List of trails hiked
45. Mont Ouareau trail in Lanaudière
46. Mont Kaaikop small loop in the Laurentians
53. Montagne d’Argent loop in the Laurentians
59. Mont Saint-Grégoire loop in Montérégie
60. Haut-Lieu Trail in Montérégie
62. Summit Loop on Mount Royal in Montreal
63. Rabbit Loop (in Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques) in Montreal
64. Mount Kajakokanak in the Outaouais
66. Russeau Iroquois Waterfalls trail in the Outaouais