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.

Sunday, April 23, 1:00-4:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side-to-Side Series, Hike #2 of 6
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Mono Cliffs, Map 19. Pace: Leisurely/Medium; Terrain: Easy/Moderate; Distance: 12.3 km. Meet at the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park parking lot on 3rd Line (pass/fee required). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville, drive east on Mono Centre Road (Dufferin Rd 8) through Mono Centre, then north on 3rd Line EHS to parking lot. We will hike Carriage, South Outlier Loop and McCarston Lake 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, April 15, 8:30am-3:00pm: Quadzilla Series, 4,500 M of climb over 96 K, Hike 3 of 4
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 at km 53.0 on 5th Line EHS just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road. No dropouts. No badge, just satisfaction! Leader: Tristan Goguen tgoguen@ilap.com or 416-250-5600, x205 (24/7)

Saturday, April 15, 9:30am – 2:00pm: Palgrave Side Trail (Oak Ridges Main Trail)
Caledon Hills, Map 17. Car shuttle. Pace: Moderate; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 10 km. Meet at the Palgrave Conservation Area parking lot on the west side of Highway 50, just north of Palgrave. We will carpool to Coolihan’s Sideroad (km 37.4) and hike back to the Palgrave parking. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Bring water and a lunch plus appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather. Leader: Bob Slack 519-942-8608 or bslack14@yahoo.ca

Saturday, April 22, 8:30am-3:00pm: Quadzilla Series, 4,500 M of climb over 96 K, Hike 4 of 4
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 at km 53.0 on 5th Line EHS just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road. No dropouts. No badge, just satisfaction! Leader: Tristan Goguen tgoguen@ilap.com or 416-250-5600, x205 (24/7)

Sunday, April 23, 8:30am – 2:00pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Blue and White End to End, Hike #2 of 5
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 18+ km. Meet at the parking area at the terminal point of 1st Line EHS, 2 km south of 25 Sideroad (km 7.9). We will shuttle cars to the parking lot on 2nd Line EHS 1.5 km north of 25 Sideroad, where the Splitrock Side Trail begins. The return hike will include the Splitrock, , Ralph Tremills, 2nd Line EHS, Walter Tovell and McCarston’s Lake Side Trails. Pub lunch to follow. Leader: Cynthia Archer cell/txt 416-573-4236

Saturday, April 29, 10:00am-noon: Spring Wildflower Hike – Oliver Creek Side Trail and Walker’s Woods
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Loop hike. Pace: Leisurely (with time to take pictures); Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 3 km. We will explore and identify the blooming wildflowers along the trail. Bring a camera, snacks and water. Meet at parking at end of 2nd Line EHS, north of 8 Sideroad, where the 2nd Line ECL Side Trail starts. Leader: Brenda Carling, brencarl@hotmail.com

Sunday April 30, 1:00-4:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side-to-Side Series, Hike #3 of 6
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Mono Cliffs, Map 19. Pace: Leisurely/Medium; Terrain: Easy/Moderate; Distance: 12.5 km. Meet at 2nd Line EHS parking lot at Split Rock Narrows, north of Mono Cliffs Park. 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, 2nd Line EHS, Walter Tovell, Lookout and Ralph Tremills 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 Check the Dufferin Hi-Land website for dates and information on the remaining 3 hikes of this series.

Sunday, April 30, 1:00-4:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side-to-Side Series, Hike #3 of 7
Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Pace: Leisurely/Medium; Terrain: Easy/Moderate; Distance: 12.5 km. Meet at 2nd Line EHS parking lot at Split Rock Narrows, north of Mono Cliffs Park. 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 Splitrock, 2nd Line EHS, Walter Tovell, Lookout and Ralph Tremills 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, May 6, 9:30am – 1:30pm: Beaver Bites (Sidetrail) Badge, Hike # 1 of 4
Beaver Valley, Map 24. Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate to Strenuous; Distance: 16 km. Meet at roadside parking on 21st Sideroad near km 2.3. We will hike the Loree, Len Gertler and Margaret Paul Side Trails. Bring lunch, water. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley bryfoley50@gmail.com or 519-942-6488

Sunday May 7, 1:00-4:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side-to-Side Series, Hike #4 of 7
Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Pace: Leisurely/Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: Approx. 12 km. Meet at roadside parking (next to bridge over Boyne River) on the east side of Dufferin Rd 19, 1.2 km north of Hwy 89. From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville to Primrose, continue north on Dufferin Rd 19/Prince of Wales Road to roadside parking. We will hike the Primrose Loop, Murphy’s Pinnacle and Prince of Wales 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

Sunday, May 7, 8:30am – 2:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Blue and White End to End, Hike #3 of 5
Dufferin Hi-Land, Maps 19, 20. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 21+ km. Meet at the parking area on Prince of Wales Road about 1.2 km north of Highway 89 on the north side of the bridge where the Prince of Wales Side Trail begins. We will shuttle cars to the terminal point of 1st Line EHS 2 km south of 25 Sideroad (km 7.9). The return hike will include the Boyne Valley Loop, Murphy’s Pinnacle, Primrose Loop and Prince of Wales Side Trails. Pub lunch to follow. Leader Cynthia Archer cell/txt 416-573-4236

Sunday, May 7, 10:00am – 12:30pm: Forks of the Credit
Caledon Hills, Map 15. Loop hike. Pace: Leisurely; Terrain: Easy to Moderate; Distance: 6 km. Meet at roadside parking on north side of Forks of the Credit Rd just east of Dominion Rd (km 8.8; GPS: 43.803109, -79.993832). From Hwy 10, drive west on Forks of the Credit Rd (Rd 11) for about 4.5 km. We will explore the loop trails, old mill, steel bridges and trails along the Credit River. Bring snacks and water. Parking: Leader: David Francis at 905-936-4446 or cell phone on day of hike 416-579-5432.

Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14: Dufferin Hi-Land Two Day End-to-End
Join us for two days of hiking the hills of Dufferin County and enjoying the spring flowers. The hike distance is 28 km per day with checkpoints providing refreshments and assistance along the way. To register send your cheque for $35.00 (members; include your BTC membership number) or $40 (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 150 hikers. For further information or to pay by Interac transfer contact Peter Blackmere at 519-217-6689 or dhbtcvolunteercoordinator@gmail.com

Saturday, May 20, 9:30am – 1:00pm: Terra Cotta
Toronto Section, Map 14. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 8.4 km. Meet at roadside parking at km 38.5 on 10th Line, 2.5 km. south of Ballinafad Road (Regional Rd 42). We will carpool and start the hike where Boston Mills Road dead ends just west of Mississauga Road (km. 47.5). Bring water and suitable footwear as this hike involves some walking over rocks and roots.  Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Leader: Bob Slack 519-942-8608 or bslack14@yahoo.ca

Saturday, May 27, 9:30am – 2:00pm: Beaver Bites (Side Trail) Badge, Hike # 2 of 4
Beaver Valley, Maps 25 and 26. Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate to Strenuous; Distance: 17 km. Meet at parking area on Grey County Rd 30 (km 74.8). We will hike the Valley Crossover and Campbell’s/Graham’s Hill Side Trails. Upon completion, we will drive to Km 42.1 and hike the Ken Young and Mae Kirk Side Trails. Bring lunch, water. Leaders; Bryan and Carol Foley bryfoley50@gmail.com or 519-942-6488

Sunday, May 28, 1:00-4:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side-to-Side Series, Hike #5 of 7
Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Car shuttle. Pace: Leisurely/Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: Approx. 10 km. Meet at the parking lot (near km 18.7) at end of Centre Road south of 5 Sideroad. We will shuttle to junction of 8 Sideroad and 2nd Line (km 23.9). From intersection of Hwys 10 and 89 at Primrose, continue north on County Rd 19/Prince of Wales Road, turn right on 5 Sideroad then right on Centre Road. We will hike the Mulmur Lookout, Boyne Creek and the Boyne Valley 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

Sunday, May 28, 8:30am – 2:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Blue and White End to End, Hike #4 of 5
Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 22+ km. Meet at the parking area (near km 18.7) at end of Centre Road south of 5 Sideroad. We will shuttle to the parking area on Prince of Wales Road at 37.7 km. The return hike will include Kilgorie, David Hahn, Rock Hill Park, Moss Haven, Enchanted Forest, Mulmur Lookout, Oliver Creek, South East Lookout, and Boyne Creek Side Trails. Pub lunch to follow. Leader: Cynthia Archer cell/txt 416-573-4236

Sunday, June 4, 1:00 – 4:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side-to-Side Series, Hike #6 of 7
Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Pace: Leisurely/Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 8.7 km. Meet at the parking lot (km 29.4) on 1st Line EHS just south of Dufferin Rd 17/10 Sideroad. From Hwy 10 drive east on Hwy 89 to 1st line EHS and north past 8 Sideroad to parking lot. We will hike Rock Hill Park, David Hahn, Enchanted Forest, Moss Haven, 2nd Line ECL and Oliver Creek 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

Sunday, June 4, 8:30am – 2:30pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Blue and White End to End, Hike #5 of 5
Dufferin Hi-Land, Maps 20 and 21. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 21+ km. Meet at parking area .5 km east of Lavender at km 55.8. We will shuttle cars to roadside parking at Kilgorie where Centre Road and River Road meet (km 34.9). The return hike will include the Bell Lookout Side Trail. Pub lunch to follow. Leader: Cynthia Archer cell/txt 416-573-4236

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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