Hike Schedule

2018 Weekend Hike Schedule

Thanks for checking out our Weekend Hike Schedule.  All km trail references are to Edition 29 of the Bruce Trail Maps and Trail Guide.

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

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!

Saturday, May 5, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 1 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Maps 28 and 29: Blantyre to Bighead River. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 18.7 Km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

Sunday, May 6, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 2 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Maps 30 and 31: St Vincent/Sydenham Townline to Sydenham Forest East. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 16.0 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

 

Saturday, May 26, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 3 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Maps 29 and 30: Bighead River to Silent Valley Side Trail. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 19.5 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

Sunday, May 27, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 4 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Map 31: Sydenham Forest East to Owen Sound Rail Trail. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 16.4 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

Saturday, June 2: Take a Hike for Headwaters:  CANCELLED FOR 2018

Saturday, June 16, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 5 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Map 30: Silent Valley Side Trail to St Vincent/Sydenham Townline. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium/Brisk; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 19.0 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

Sunday, June 17, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 6 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Map 32: Owen Sound Rail Trail to Pottawatomi Conservation Area. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 18.5 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

This series will continue in Fall 2018. Planned dates are: September 29-30; October 13-14

Saturday, June 23, 2018:  Dufferin E2E, Hike 1 of 4: From km 0.0 to km 15.2 – Pre-Registration Required

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Maps 19 & 20 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate with some hills; Distance: 15.2 km. Well-mannered dogs welcome. This hike will take us through the majestic Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.  We will see McCarston Lake and will have a superb view from the Mono Cliffs.

For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike leaders: Jackie Foster 416-986-6075 or [email protected]; Tony Riggs 519-836-4978 or [email protected]

Saturday, June 23, 7:30am: Dufferin Hi-Land 20K Challenge

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Boyne Valley, Map 20. Loop hike. We’ve packed as many hills in to 20 k as is possible in southern Ontario.  Come out and give them a try. Set your own pace. Meet at 7:30am at km 29.4 (GPS: N44.148246°, W80.118529°).. Cost $15, includes checkpoints and badge. Please register on Eventbrite using the link on the DHBTC website (https://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org)

Saturday, July 7, 2018:  Dufferin E2E, Hike 2 of 4: From km 15.2 to km 29.4 – Pre-Registration Required

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Strenuous with many hills; Distance: 14.2 km. Well-mannered dogs welcome. This hike will take us through the Boyne Valley. We will be treated to a spectacular view at Murphy’s Pinnacle along with enjoying the amazing topography of this section.

For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike leaders: Jackie Foster 416-986-6075 or [email protected]; Tony Riggs 519-836-4978 or [email protected]

Saturday, July 21, 2018:  Dufferin E2E, Hike 3 of 4:  From km 29.4 to km 41.7 – Pre-Registration Required

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Maps 20 & 21 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate with some hills; Distance: 12.3 km. Well-mannered dogs welcome. On this hike, you will experience one of many amazing parts of the Dufferin Hi-Lands section – Rock Hill Park.  It is rumoured that gold is hidden in these crevices! From Rock Hill Park, we will hike through Kilgorie.

For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike leaders: Jackie Foster 416-986-6075 or [email protected]; Tony Riggs 519-836-4978 or [email protected]

Saturday, August 11, 2018:  Dufferin E2E, Hke 4 of 4: From km 41.7 to km 56.3 – Pre-Registration Required

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 21 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain Moderate with some hills; Distance: 14.6 km.  At the Land Owner’s request, dogs are not permitted on this section. This hike will take us through farmers fields and meadowlands, along with experiencing the magnificent Black Bank Creek.

For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike leaders: Jackie Foster 416-986-6075 or [email protected]; Tony Riggs 519-836-4978 or [email protected]

Friday, August 17, 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. 3 Hikes, Changing Light. Pace: Easy; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 7.5 km. Meet at roadside parking on Centre Rd at km 34.9 in Kilgorie, Map 20 (GPS: N44.174783°, W80.146573°). From Orangeville, drive north on Hwy 10 through lights at Hwy 89 (Primrose). Follow Dufferin Rd 19 to River Rd, turn right to Centre Rd. This hike is suitable for families and hikers of all abilities. We will hike up to km 39.8 and back. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley [email protected]  or 519-942-6488

Friday, August 24, 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. 3 Hikes, Changing Light. Pace: Easy; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 7.5 km. Meet at roadside parking on 2nd Line EHS, Map 20 just north of km 23.9 (GPS: N44.139206°, W80.100577°).. From Orangeville, drive north on Hwy 10, through lights at Hwy 89 (Primrose), follow Dufferin Rd 19, turn right on 5 Sideroad, left on 1st Line EHS, then right on Sideroad 8. Follow around to the meeting point where the trail turns off the road to the east. This hike is suitable for families and hikers of all abilities. We will hike to Moss Haven Side Trail and return via Oliver Creek Side Trail. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488

Friday, August 31, 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. 3 Hikes, Changing Light. Pace: Easy; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 8 km. Meet at roadside parking at km 15.2, Map 20 on east side of Hurontario St, just south of Hwy 89. From Orangeville, drive north on Hwy 10, turn right on Hwy 89, then right on Hurontario. This hike is suitable for families and hikers of all abilities. We will hike the Boyne Valley Loop. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray, headlamps. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am-2:30 pm: Urban Hike (approx 12 km)

Meet at Dufferin Mall, Dufferin St, 1 block south of Bloor St (park by Beer Store). We will explore the architecture and street art in the neighbourhoods and back alleys of Harbord Village, Palmerston Ave and Little Italy, stopping for lunch at one of the local restaurants. Bring water, comfortable shoes, TTC fare, lunch $. Pre-registration is required by October 15 (re: reservations for lunch). Contact Bryan Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488

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