The first annual Take a Hike for Headwaters, Saturday, June 3, 2017, provides participants with the choice of three richly rewarding routes along the beautiful and rolling trails of the Dufferin-Hi-land section of the Bruce Trail – The Family (approx. 1 hour) – and incorporates sections of private land opened up for this inaugural fundraising event. The goal of this hiking event is to raise funds to purchase vital medical equipment for Headwaters Health Care Centre, the hospital serving the residents of the Dufferin-Caledon region.
CELEBRATE 50 YEARS WITH 50 Km OF DUFFERIN HI-LAND HIGHLIGHT HIKES
1 – South Outlier Loop – 3.9 km
Park in the Mono Community Centre parking lot and take the Laidlaw Side Trail east, cross Mono Centre Road and enter Mono Cliffs Park. When you come to the junction of the Main Trail, go right. When you get to the South Outlier Side Trail go left, and follow this loop trail for 3.5 km to where it rejoins the Main Trail. Go right and retrace your steps back to Mono Community Centre.
2 – Splitrock Loop – 3.8 km
Park at the BTC parking corral on 2nd Line E in Mono 1.2 km north of 25 Sideroad. Follow the Splitrock ST to its end at the 2nd junction of the Ralph Tremills ST and take this ST until it ends. Turn left, and on the way back to the corral walk the Narrows ST.
3 – Primrose Loop – 3.3 km
Park on County Road 19 800 metres north of the bridge over the Boyne River. Take the Primrose Loop ST west to the top of the hill, follow this loop in either direction, then retrace your steps.
4 – Boyne Valley School Trail – 2.7 km
Park on 1st Line 200 metres north of the Boyne Valley School sign. Take the Main Trail to the east to the Mulmur Lookout ST. Take this trail to its end, turn around and retrace your steps.
5 – Rockhill Loop – 2.1 km
Park at the BTC parking lot on 1st Line 300 metres south of 10 Sideroad. Walk north 100 metres along 1st Line and take the Main Trail on your left. 100 metres in, at the junction of the Rock Hill Park ST, go right and follow this trail to the end. Go left (south) on the Main Trail, walk the David Hahn ST loop and then go right on the Main Trail back to 1st Line.
I – Centre Road – 4.4 km
Park on Centre Road 1.2 km north of 10 Sideroad near where it deviates from the straight line. Walk on this road northwest to the bottom of the hill, turn around and retrace your steps.
J – Kilgorie Loop – 3.6 km
Park on Centre Road south of River Road. Walk west on River Road and follow the Main Trail up to and then past the Bell Lookout to the Kilgorie ST and follow this trail back to River Road.
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Dufferin Hi-Land Highlight Hikes – map
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Self Guided Hikes
For additional information and alternate parking and starting points, please contact the Trail Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the hikes are completed, contact us and you will be sent your certificate and acknowledged in the Dufferin Hi-Land Newsletter.