Hiking Trail

« le sentier PÉDESTRE Neil-Tillotson Hiking Trail »


To find out the status of the hiking trail, contact the Municipality of East Hereford:
: www.easthereford.ca .

Enjoy an unforgettable hike on Mount Hereford with the Neil-Tillotson Hiking Trail!

The trail features babbling brooks, the spectacular Donat Falls, and the delectable fragrance of balsam firs. Also admirable are the area’s many bird species, as Mount Hereford is a recognized bird watching site. Visitors furthermore have the opportunity to take in a diversity of forest settings, starting with maple, then conifer and finally boreal forests.

Mount Hereford’s summit offers a panoramic 360° view from a height of 875 metres—the third highest point in the Eastern Townships! The American valley below is resplendent with lakes and mountains. Hikers can also stop at a picnic table on the trail to enjoy a snack on their journey.

Admittance is free and the trail is accessible in the winter for snowshoeing and intermediate-level offtrail cross-country skiing.


1- East Hereford entrance
From Coaticook, take Main St. heading east. Cross the Saint-Jacques intersection and immediately turn right onto Desrosiers St. (Rang 9) in the direction of East Hereford. Go straight for approximately 20 km. Parking will be to the right, at 557 Chemin Coaticook (2 km past the Village of East Hereford sign, right before Chemin Lépine).

  • Length: 12 km (round trip)
  • Approximate duration: 5 h
  • Linear (round trip)
  • Altitude: 875 m
  • Elevation: 600 m
  • Difficulty: Intermediate


2- Access via the vehicle path
The summit of Mount Hereford can also be reached by vehicle via Centennial Drive. From the town of Saint-Herménégilde, continue straight on Chemin Saint-Jacques until you reach a stop. At the corner of Chemin Saint-Jacques and Chemin Bissonnette, continue to the right, on Saint-Jacques. The Centennial Drive entrance lies 1.5 km farther, on your right. Caution: dirt road with steep slopes.

Camping is prohibited throughout Hereford Forest. Both camping and caravanning are prohibited at the summit of Mount Hereford at all times.


Closing dates in the fall of 2019

Hiking and mountain biking trails and ATV trails on forest roads will be closed in 2019 on the following dates to allow hunting:

  • Saturday, September 28 to Friday, October 4, 2019 inclusively (moose bow hunting)
  • Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 17, 2019 inclusively (deer firearm hunting)

Hunters avoid trails sectors during the deer bow hunting and the small game hunting but it still is important in all seasons to wear brightly colored clothing, to be visible, and to stay on the trails. The Centennial Drive, the Mont Hereford summit and the Donat Fall Loop of the Neil-Tillotson hiking Trail remain open at all times. For certain sectors and dates, the closing periods are different for the mountain bike trails managed by Circuits Frontières please check with the organization: http://circuitsfrontieres.com/.