Hike Schedule

Winter 2017/18 Weekend Hike Schedule

Thanks for checking out our Winter Weekend Hike Schedule.  All km trail references are to Edition 29 of the Bruce Trail Maps and Trail Guide.  Visit http://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/events/category/general-hikes/ for changes and additional hikes.

Hike Rating Criteria:Winter Hike Schedule

Pace:
Leisurely – 3 km/hr or less
Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Fast – 5+ km/hr

Terrain:
Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm: Caledon Hills
Caledon Hills Section, Map 18. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 11.2 km. Meet at 7th Line Bruce Trail parking lot on 7th Line, just off Airport Rd, approx 2 km north of Hwy 9 (km 42.2; GPS: N43.960477°, W79.979773°). We will hike to km 47.8, where the trail crosses Airport Rd, and back. Bring water and snacks. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Leader: Helen Bailey [email protected]  or 289-231-4566

Sunday, December 3, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Toronto End-to-End Hike #4 of 4

Toronto Section, Maps 11 and 12. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 12.4 km. Car shuttle hike. Meet at the entrance to Hilton Falls Conservation Area on Campbellville Rd (near km 0.0; N43.505705°,W79.961589°). From Regional Rd 25 north of Hwy 401, drive about 5 km east on Regional Rd 9/Campbellville Rd. We will park cars as needed at the Hilton Falls CA parking lot, shuttle back to km 12.1, then hike back through the Speyside Resource Management Area and along the escarpment cliffs to Hilton Falls. Bring lunch, water, snacks. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Leader: Les Babbage 416-763-8854 or [email protected]

Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Loop hike. Pace: Leisurely; Terrain: Easy to Moderate; Distance: 6 km. Meet at the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park parking on 3rd Line EHS, Mono (GPS: N44.046603°, W80.061953°).  From Airport Road take Dufferin Road 8 west to 3rd Line EHS, then north to parking. We will explore the many trails in the park. Leader: David Francis 905-936-4446 or cell phone on day of hike 416-579-5432

Saturday, December 9, 9:30 am-3:00 pm: Humber Valley Heritage Trail

Humber Valley Heritage Trail, Map 17. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 12 km. Meet on Humber Station Road at the intersection of the Caledon Trailway and the northern terminus of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail, about 3 km north of Old Church Road. We will carpool to the HVHTA parking lot along the Emil Kolb Parkway. This is a beautiful trail where you will see a variety of terrain and signs of wildlife. Bring water and lunch plus appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather.  Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Leader: Bob Slack, 519-215-7696 or [email protected]

Saturday, December 16, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm: Mono Cliffs Loops

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Easy; Distance: approx. 10 km. Meet at Mono Community Centre hiker parking area on County Rd 8/Mono Centre Rd (GPS: N44.026195°, W80.071516°). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville, follow signs for Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. When you reach the 50 km/hr zone as you enter Mono Centre, look for the driveway to the parking lot on your left. We will hike the many side trails in Mono Cliffs. Route and distance will be determined by weather/trail conditions. Dress for the weather. Snowshoes or icers may be needed. Bring water and snacks. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Leader: Les Babbage 416-763-8854 or [email protected]

Saturday, December 23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Boyne Valley Loop

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx. 8.4 km. Meet at roadside parking on County Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd), 2 km north of the intersection of Hwys 10 and 89 where the Primrose Sidetrail crosses the road (GPS: N44.268777°, W80.156810°). Please dress for conditions and bring equipment as appropriate. Well-mannered dogs welcome. Leader: Helen Bailey [email protected]  or 289-231-4566

Saturday December 30, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land “Annual Walk off the Turkey Hike”

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Boyne Valley, Map 20. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate to Strenuous Distance: 16 km with an 8 km short option. Meet on County Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd), 2 km north of Hwy 89, where the Primrose Side Trail crosses the road (GPS: N44.268777°, W80.156810°). We will walk to km 23.9 and back; the shorter hike will hike the Main Trail to km 19.9 and return by way of the Boyne Valley Sidetrail. Bring water, lunch. Dress appropriately, snowshoes may be necessary. Call if in doubt. Well-behaved dogs welcome. “Turkey Sandwiches not welcome!” Pub stop to follow. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley 519-942-6488 or [email protected]

Monday, January 1, 1:00-4:00 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Annual New Year’s Day Hike

Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19; Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Easy to Moderate; Distance: 8-10 km. Work off the excesses of the night before and get a jump start on those resolutions with a casual walk through Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. All ages and levels are welcome. Well-mannered dogs also welcome. Meet at the Mono Community Centre parking lot (GPS: N44.026195°, W80.071516°). Take Mono Centre Road east from Hwy 10 and look for the Community Centre on your right as you approach the stop sign in Mono Centre. Bring snacks, water, icers and snowshoes if required. Snacks for post hike celebration welcome. Leader: Les Babbage, 416-763-8854 or [email protected]

Thursday, January 11, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Exploring Boyne Valley Provincial Park

Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 8 -10 km. Meet at roadside parking on Dufferin Rd 19, north of Primrose, where the Primrose Loop Sidetrail heads east to Murphy’s Pinnacle (GPS: N44.268777°, W80.156810°). We will start out on the Primrose Loop Sidetrail and continue to explore the Boyne Valley west of Dufferin Rd 19. Bring snowshoes, water, lunch. Dress for the weather. Leader: Bryan Foley, [email protected] or 519-942-6488

Saturday, January 13, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge, Hike #1 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Snowshoe loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate to Strenuous; Distance: 8 km. Meet at the intersection of 8 Sideroad, Mulmur and 2nd Line EHS (km 23.9; GPS: N44.139206°, W80.100577°). Take Hwy 89 east from Hwy 10 for 2.5 km. Turn left on 1st Line EHS and go north for 4.5 km to 8 Sideroad. Turn right and park at the intersection with 2nd Line. We will hike south to km 19.9 and return via the Boyne Valley Sidetrail and Main Trail. Option to turn back at km 19.9 for a 6.6 km distance. Bring snowshoes/icers, water, snacks, lunch. Pub stop to follow. Leaders:  Les Babbage, 416-763-8854 or [email protected] and Helen Bailey, 905-936-1119 or [email protected]

Saturday, January 20, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm: Exploring Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Loop hike Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 10-12 km. Meet at 25 Sideroad and 2nd Line EHS (top of the Walter Tovell Sidetrail; GPS: N44.064042°, W80.081273°). Bring snowshoes, lunch, water. Dress for the weather. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley, [email protected] or 519-942-6488

 Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Hockley Valley. Pre-registration required

Caledon Hills Section, Map 18. Loop hike. Pace: Leisurely; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 8 km. Meet at parking area at Hockley Road Side Trail on north side of Hockley Road (Dufferin Rd 7) between 3rd Line EHS and 2nd Line EHS (GPS Coordinates: 43.972857/-80.056330). No dropout. We will snowshoe 3-4 hours looping through the forest.  Please pre-register with hike leader by text or email in case hike needs to be changed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Pub stop to follow. Bring icers in case snow is shallow. Leader: Cynthia Archer, [email protected] or 416 573 4236 (text)

 Saturday, January 27, 6:15 – 9:00 pm: Moonlight Hike, Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge, Hike #2 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 8 km. Meet at 6:15 pm to sign in, put on snowshoes, etc. HIKE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 6:30 PM.  Meet at 2ND Line EHS and 8 Sideroad just north of km 23.9 (GPS: N44.139206°, W80.100577°) where trail heads into woods. Be careful of ditches when parking!! From Orangeville, continue north on Hwy 10 through lights at Primrose (Hwy 89). Turn right at 5 Sideroad, left at 1st Line EHS, then right on 8 Sideroad. Follow around the bend to meeting place. Bring snowshoes, water, snacks, headlamps. Dress for the weather!! Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley, [email protected] or 519-942-6488

 Thursday, February 1 to Sunday, February 4: Killbear Provincial Park – Group 1

Sunday, February 4 to Tuesday, February 6: Killbear Provincial Park – Group 2

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in Killbear Provincial Park. Contact Frieda Baldwin at [email protected] for info and registration.

 Sunday February 4, 1:00-4:00 pm: Holland Landing to Newmarket

Newmarket; Linear Car shuttle hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 6 km. Meet at Seniors Meeting Place, Newmarket, opposite Go Station. Bring lunch snacks and water. Leader: David Francis 905-936-4446, or 416-579-5432 on day of hike

Saturday, February 10, 10:00 am-2:00 pm:  Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge, Hike #3 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 21. Snowshoe loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate to Strenuous; Distance: 8 km. Meet on Prince of Wales Rd near km 46.2 where the main trail turns east off of the road (GPS: N44.216390°, W80.168172°). Take Hwy 124 north from Shelburne for 15 km and turn right on Dufferin Road 21. Head east for 4 km and then right on Prince of Wales Rd. The meeting place is 1 km. ahead. This hike will take us to Black Bank and back. Pub stop to follow. Hike Leaders:  Les Babbage, 416-763-8854 or [email protected]  Helen Bailey, 905-936-1119 or [email protected]

Saturday February 24, 6:15 – 9:00 pm: Moonlight Hike, Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge, Hike #4 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Loop Hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 8-10 km.

Meet at 6:15 pm at end of 1st Line EHS, south of 25 Sideroad (km 7.9) to sign in, put on snowshoes, etc. HIKE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 6:30 PM. From Orangeville, continue north on Hwy 10, turn right on 25 Sideroad (just north of Shell Gas Stn), then right on 1st Line EHS and continue to end. Please turn and park on east side of 1st Line. Becareful of ditches when parking!! Bring snowshoes, water, snacks, headlamps. Dress for the weather!! Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488

Saturday March 3, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Dundas Valley Winter Waterfall Hike.

Iroquoia Section, Map 8. Car shuttle.  Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate with some slippery and steep sections; Distance: 9 to 13 km depending on weather/trail conditions. Drop out possible after the first 9 km. Meet at the upper end of the Old Ancaster Inn north side parking lot. From Hwy 403 going west up the escarpment past Hamilton, take Exit 64 following Mohawk/Rousseau road north. Turn right on Wilson St, continuing for 0.75 km to the next traffic light. Turn left on Montgomery Dr, then another left on Old Dundas Road. The parking lot is on the right (north) side of the road, about 75 m past the Old Ancaster Inn. We’ll car pool to Tiffany Falls Side Trail (km 45.2) and hike back, taking in Canterbury, Sherman, and Tiffany Falls in their full winter glory. We’ll then car pool to the north end of the valley where we’ll walk around Webster’s Falls, and hike down the side trail from Tews Falls to Sydenham Rd. Bring icers, hiking poles, and snowshoes in the event of heavy snowfall.  RSVP to leader via email or phone. Pub stop to follow. Conservation Area parking fees apply at these locations. Leader: Gilles Gagnon, 289-237-5663 or [email protected]

Sunday, March 4, 1:00-3:30 pm: Beeton Forest

Beeton, Loop hike. Pace: Leisurely to Moderate; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 6 km. From Hwy 9, go north on 10th Sideroad for 8.3 km to the junction with 7th Line or from Beeton, go south on 10th Sideroad to 7th Line. Leader: David Francis at 905-936-4446 or cell phone on day of hike 416-579-5432

Saturday, March 10, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Humber Valley

Humber Valley Heritage Trail. Car shuttle/snowshoe hike. Pace: Leisurely to Medium; Terrain: Dependent on conditions, slippery sections likely; Distance: 6 km, shorter if conditions or weather are adverse. Meet at HVHTA parking lot on the west side of Emil Kolb Parkway, 2 km west of Highway 50 and 2 km south of Castlederg Road. We will shuttle to the bridge over the Humber River on Castlederg Road. Icers mandatory in case of icy conditions, snowshoes if deep snow. Bring proper clothing and footwear for conditions, plus water. Leader: Bob Slack 519-215-7696 or [email protected]

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Scotsdale Farm – St Patrick’s Day Hike

Toronto Section, Map 13. Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 12.5 km.

Meet at Scotsdale Farm off of Trafalgar Road, just north of 27 Sideroad (GPS: N43.687772°, W79.990300°). We will follow the Bennett Heritage Side Trail, Main Trail and Great Esker Side Trail looping back to the parking lot. This hike offers shenanigans, leprechauns and general St Patrick’s day tomfoolery, lots of hills, forests and very pretty vistas! Bring lunch, snacks and water.  Wear green, snowshoes/icers/waterproof foot wear according to the weather. Well-mannered dogs welcome. Pub stop to follow; be prepared for Green Beer! Leaders: Pat Foley, 416-578 3772 or [email protected] and Tristan Goguen, [email protected]

Saturday, March 24th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Crawford Lake

Iroquoia Section, Map 11. Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 11.1 km. Meet at Calcium Pits roadside parking on Twiss Rd (km 103.8; GPS: N43.447743°, W79.953436°) which is the first road west of Guelph Line between Conservation Road and Derry Road. We will hike a loop on the Main Trail and Crawford Lake Side Trail, including the village and visitor centre. Bring lunch and snacks.  Snowshoes, icers or hiking boots depending on the weather. Well-mannered dogs welcome. Possible pub stop at the end.  Leaders: Pat Foley, 416-578 3772 or [email protected] and Tristan Goguen, [email protected]

Sunday, April 1, 10:00am – 12:00pm: Happy Valley

Happy Valley, south of Pottageville. Loop hike. Pace: Leisurely to Moderate; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 6 km. Meet at 7th Concession, south of Pottageville. Leader: David Francis at 905-936-4446 or cell phone on day of hike 416-579-5432

April 7, 14, 21 and 28 (4 hikes), 8:30am-3:00pm: Quadzilla Series, 4,500 M of climb over 96 K

Caledon Section, Map 18. Loop hike. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Strenuous; Distance: 24 km. While we cover only 24 km at a moderate pace each day, this STRENUOUS terrain series covers many steep grades found along the Hockley Valley trails. The series is designed for experienced hikers wanting a head start to their season. Depart from parking lot on 5th Line EHS just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road (GPS: N43.993572°, W80.014057°). No dropouts. No badge, just satisfaction! Leader: Tristan Goguen [email protected] or 416-250-5600, x205 (24/7)

Hike Schedule for the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge Series

This new series is a modification of the Dufferin Hi-Land Side-to-Side Series. Hikes are combined to offer fewer hikes (4 instead of 7) which are longer and still cover all of the side trails in the section. Join in on the challenge!

Sunday, April 15, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Series, Hike #1 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Mono Cliffs, Map 19. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 8.7 km. Meet at the Mono Cliffs parking lot on 3rd Line (GPS: N44.046603°, W80.061953°). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville, drive east on Mono Centre Road (Dufferin Rd 8) to 3rd Line EHS and north to parking lot. We will hike Carriage, South Outlier Loop, Walter Tovell and Laidlaw Side Trails. Bring water and snacks. Leaders: Helen Bailey [email protected] or 289-231-4566; Margery Cruise, [email protected] or 519-217-5414

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Series, Hike #2 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Mono Cliffs, Map 19. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 8.8 km. Meet at 2nd Line EHS parking lot at Split Rock Narrows, north of Mono Cliffs Park (GPS: N44.074962°, W80.083756°). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville, drive east on 25 Sideroad to 2nd Line EHS, then about 1.5 km north to parking lot. We will hike Split Rock, Narrows and Ralph Tremills Side Trails. Then we will car shuttle to hike Walter Tovell, Lookout, McCarston’s Lake and Carriage Side Trails. Bring water and snacks. Leaders: Helen Bailey [email protected] or 289-231-4566; Margery Cruise, [email protected] or 519-217-5414

Sunday, April 29 1:00 pm-5:00 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Series, Hike #3 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land, Primrose, Map 20. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 15.6 km. Meet at roadside parking (next to bridge over Boyne River) on the east side of Dufferin Rd 19, north of Hwy 89 (GPS: N44.100049°, W80.137339°). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville to Primrose, continue north on Dufferin Rd 19/Prince of Wales Road to roadside parking. We will hike Primrose Loop, Prince of Wales, Murphy’s Pinnacle, and Boyne Valley Side Trails. Then we will car shuttle to Kilgorie to hike the Kilgorie and Bell Lookout Side Trails. Bring water and snacks. Leaders: Helen Bailey [email protected] or 289-231-4566; Margery Cruise, [email protected] or 519-217-5414

Sunday, May 6, 1:00pm-4:30 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Series, Hike #4 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land, Rock Hill Park, Map 20. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 12.7 km. Meet at the parking lot (km 29.4) on 1st Line E just south of Dufferin Rd 17/10 Sideroad (GPS: N44.148246°, W80.118529°). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville to Primrose, east on 89 to 1st Line E and north past 8 Sideroad to parking lot. We will hike Rock Hill Park, David Hahn, Enchanted Forest, Moss Haven and Oliver Creek Side Trails. Then we will car shuttle to 8 Sideroad to hike out and back to Boyne Creek and Mulmur Lookout Side Trails. Leaders: Helen Bailey [email protected] or 289-231-4566; Margery Cruise, [email protected] or 519-217-5414

Save the Dates: Dufferin Hi-Land Two Day End-to-End: May 12 and 13. Details and registration information will be posted on the DHBTC website.

Your suggestions for future additions to our hike schedule, be sure to let us know.