Hike Schedule

Spring/Summer Hike Schedule

All km trail references are to Edition 28 of the Bruce Trail Maps and Trail Guide.

Hike Rating Criteria:
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, June 10, 9:30am – 3:00 pm: Beaver Bites (Side Trail) Badge, Hike #3 of 4

Beaver Valley, Maps 25 and 26. 2 loop hikes. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate to Strenuous; Distance: 21.7 km (total). Part 1: Meet at Eugenia Falls parking at km 56.2. We will hike from Eugenia Falls to Hogg’s Falls Lower and Upper Side Trails, back to Eugenia Falls (12.5 km loop), followed by lunch at Eugenia Falls Emporium. Part 2: After lunch we will park/meet at km 27.9. We will hike the Pinnacle Rock, Chuck Grant and Metcalf Crevice Side Trails (9.2 km loop). Bring lunch (optional), water. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley bryfoley50@gmail.com or 519-942-6488

Sunday, June 11, 1:00pm – 4:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side-to-Side Series, Hike #7 of 7
Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Pace: Leisurely/Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 10.7 km. Meet at roadside parking on Centre Rd (km 32.8). From Hwy 10 and 89 at Primrose, continue north on County Rd 19/Prince of Wales Road, turn right on Dufferin Rd 17 and left on Centre Road. We will hike the Kilgorie and Bell Lookout Side Trails.  Bring water and snacks. For more info, contact Karen Franchitti, kfranchitti@gmail.com or 705-890-2954 or Margery Cruise, margery.cruise@gmail.com or 519-217-5414

Saturday, June 17, 9:30am – 2:30pm Beaver Bites (Side Trail) Badge, Hike #4 of 4
Beaver Valley, Maps 27 and 28. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate to Strenuous; Distance: 19 km. Meet at km 93.9 on Sideroad 22B, just east of Grey Rd 7. We will car pool back to Km 87.7 on Sideroad 16C, then hike the Sligo, Beaver Pond Lookout, Epping Lookout, Fairmount and Siegerman Side Trails. Bring lunch, water. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley bryfoley50@gmail.com or 519-942-6488

Saturday, June 24: Dufferin Hi-Land 1 Day End-to-End
Can you hike 56 kilometers in a day? Come and experience the beauty of the Dufferin Hi-Land section, plus the best of Dufferin County hospitality at our checkpoints. The bus leaves at 6:30 am from the Mono Community Centre parking lot in Mono Centre. To register send your cheque for $30.00 (members; include your BTC membership number) or $35 (non-members) payable to Dufferin Hi-Land BTC to Dufferin Hi-Land BTC, PO Box 698, Alliston, ON, L9R 1V9. Please include your e-mail address and/or phone number. Registration is limited to 50 hikers. For further information or to pay by Interac transfer contact Peter Blackmere at 519-217-6689 or dhbtcvolunteercoordinator@gmail.com

Saturday, August 5, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Peninsula End-to-End, Hike #1 of 9
Peninsula Section, Map 42. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Strenuous; Distance: 22.1 km, No dropouts. Meet at the Tobermory Community Center parking beside Hwy 6 as you enter town. Take Hwy. 6 north from Wiarton to the end of the line in Tobermory. If you wind up on the Chi Cheemaun you went too far! This is the first hike to complete the Peninsula Section. We will enjoy the best hiking on the Peninsula and finish at the Cairn in Tobermory.
Leader: Rick McCoy 519-829-4143 evenings or rickpmccoy@rogers.com

Sunday, August 6, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Peninsula End-to-End, Hike #2 of 9
Peninsula Section, Map 41. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Strenuous; Distance: 19.9 km, No dropouts. We will meet at the corner of Cyprus Lake Rd and Hwy 6 to arrange the car shuttle. Take Hwy. 6 north from Wiarton, 15 kms north of Miller Lake will be Cyprus Lake Rd.(campground entrance) turn right and look for the group. We begin today by heading into the Bruce Peninsula National Park. The trail goes through the bush past three lakes and comes to the escarpment edge at High Dump. We will pass Halfway Dump and finish at Cyprus Lake.
Rick McCoy 519-829-4143 evenings.
rickpmccoy@rogers.com

Monday, August 7, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Peninsula End-to-End, Hike #3 of 9
Peninsula Section, Map 41. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 22.0 km, No dropouts. Meet at Crane Lake Road parking lot at km 126.6. Take Hwy 6 north from Wiarton to Dyers Bay Rd, turn right then left onto Crane Lake Rd. Parking is about 6 km ahead at the end of the road. Today’s hike features Devil’s Monument, a sea stack at the end of a short side trail. Leader: Rick McCoy 519-829-4143 evenings or rickpmccoy@rogers.com  

[ Peninsula E-to-E series continues: Sept 23-24; Oct 21-22; Nov 4-5. See website or Fall edition of Hi-Land Views for details. ]

Saturday, August 12, 8:30am – 2:30pm: Iroquoia End-to-End, Hike #1 of 6
Iroquoia Section, Maps 5 and 6. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Strenuous; Distance: 22 km. Meet at km 22 (Veever’s Park). We’ll carpool to km 0 in Grimsby and hike back, initially climbing the escarpment to the top and hiking up and down along the top half of the escarpment to Km 22.0. From QEW towards Niagara Falls, take the Red Hill Valley Parkway to the Greenville Ave Exit. Turn left on Greenville Ave and continue for about 2 km to roadside parking at Veever’s Park. Well-mannered dogs welcome. Proper shoes/boots a must. Bring lunch snacks and water. Leaders: Pat Foley pfoley@ilap.com and Tristan Goguen 416 250 5600 ext 205

Sunday, August 13, 9:30am – 12:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Scavenger/Trivia Hike (Pre-Registration Required)
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19 Pace: Set your own: Terrain: Moderate: Distance: approx 8 km. Test your knowledge of Canadian and Bruce Trail Trivia. Meet at the top end of 2nd Line (Mono Cliffs Prov Park ) close to km 3.1 Bring snacks and water. Pre-register with hike leaders no later than August 8. Limit 20 participants. The hike will be followed by a Pot Luck lunch at our house (bring your preferred beverage). Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley bryfoley50@gmail.com or 519-942-6488

Friday, August 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Changing Light Series, Hike 1
All things and everything are constantly changing, impermanent. Never is a moment, an individual or the trail the same. Change may be imperceptible or, in this case, obvious. Same section, same times, 3 hikes, changing light. Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Pace: Easy; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 6.5 km. Meet at km 10.0 roadside parking on 1st Line, just north of 25 Sideroad. From Hwy. 10 go east on 25th Sideroad, then north on 1st Line. Suitable for all hikers and families. We will explore the changing light, the effect on the landscape and the hiker. Bring water, sturdy footwear, camera, bug spray. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley bryfoley50@gmail.com or 519-942-6488

Saturday, August 19, 8:30am – 3:00pm: Iroquoia End-to-End, Hike #2 of 6
Iroquoia Section, Maps 6, 7 and 8. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 23 km. Meet at Tiffany Falls Conservation Area parking (km 45.0). We’ll shuttle back to km 22.0 (Veevers Park) and hike back, taking in Felker’s Falls, Red Hill Valley, Escarpment and Chedoke Radial Rail Trails. From Hwy 403 going west up the escarpment past Hamilton, take Exit 64 following Mohawk /Rousseau road north. Turn right on Wilson St.  Continue for approximately 1.7 km to Tiffany Falls parking on the right (Conservation Area parking fee). Well-mannered dogs welcome. Proper shoes/boots a must. Bring lunch snacks and water. Leaders: Pat Foley pfoley@ilap.com and Tristan Goguen 416 250 5600 ext 205

Friday, August 25, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Changing Light Series, Hike 2
All things and everything are constantly changing, impermanent. Never is a moment, an individual or the trail the same. Change may be imperceptible or, in this case, obvious. Same section, same times, 3 hikes, changing light. Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Pace: Easy; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 6.5 km. Meet at km 10.0 roadside parking on 1st Line, just north of 25 Sideroad. From Hwy. 10 go east on 25th Sideroad, then north on 1st Line. Suitable for all hikers and families. We will explore the changing light, the effect on the landscape and the hiker. Bring water, sturdy footwear, camera, bug spray. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley bryfoley50@gmail.com or 519-942-6488

Saturday, August 26, 8:30am – 2:30pm: Iroquoia End-to-End, Hike #3 of 6
Iroquoia Section, Maps 8 and 9. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 19.6 km. Meet at the tunnel at Hwy 6 (km 64.6). We will shuttle to Tiffany Falls parking (km 45.0) and hike back, along the way capturing three waterfalls – Tiffany, Sherman and Borer’s.  From Hwy 403 going west up the escarpment, take the Hwy 6 north exit. Exit on York Rd and go west to Old Guelph Road. Turn right (north) and continue for about 1 km, then around the bend where the road becomes Patterson Rd. Look for a sharp right turn onto Old Guelph Rd and follow around to parking at the end. Well-mannered dogs welcome. Proper shoes/boots a must. Bring lunch snacks and water. Leaders: Pat Foley pfoley@ilap.com and Tristan Goguen 416 250 5600 ext 205

[ Iroquoia E-to-E series continues: Sept 16 and 30; Oct 7. See website or Fall edition of Hi-Land Views for details. ]

Friday, September 1, 7:00-9:00 pm: Changing Light Series, Hike 3
All things and everything are constantly changing, impermanent. Never is a moment, an individual or the trail the same. Change may be imperceptible or, in this case, obvious. Same section, same times, 3 hikes, changing light. Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Pace: Easy; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 6.5 km. Meet at km 10.0 roadside parking on 1st Line, just north of 25 Sideroad. From Hwy. 10 go east on 25th Sideroad, then north on 1st Line. Suitable for all hikers and families. We will explore the changing light, the effect on the landscape and the hiker. Bring water, sturdy footwear, camera, bug spray and HEADLAMPS. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley bryfoley50@gmail.com or 519-942-6488

Mark Your Calendar:

Sunday, September 10, Hardy Lake Provincial Park – Wilderness Trail
Sunday, September 17, Toronto Urban Hike: Details TBA
Details of these hikes will be posted on the Dufferin Hi-Land website

 
 

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