Hike Schedule

Fall/Early Winter 2017 Weekend 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, August 5, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Peninsula End-to-End, Hike #1 of 9

For more info or to register contact 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
For more info or to register contact Rick McCoy 519-829-4143 evenings or rickpmccoy@rogers.com

Monday, August 7, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Peninsula End-to-End, Hike #3 of 9
For more info or to register contact 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

Saturday Sept 16th 2017

Iroquois Section End to End Hike #4, Map #9

Distance: 18Km

Moderate pace and terrain. Hiking from the tunnel at Highway 6 to, then continuing on to Guelph Line Meet at 8.30 AM at Km 82.1 where the Bruce Trail crosses Guelph Line just south of Number 1 side road. We will car shuttle back to the Tunnel entrance at Highway 6.

DIRECTIONS: From Highway 403 or 401 follow Guelph Line to just south of Number 1 side road. Road side parking please exercise extreme caution

Hike Leaders: Pat Foley pfoley@ilap.com and Tristan Goguen 416 250 5600 ext 205

Saturday Sept 30th 2017

Iroquois Section End to End Hike #5, Maps 9/10

Distance: 20.2 Km

Moderate pace and terrain. Hiking from Guelph Line to the Calcium Pits on Twiss Road .Meet at 9:00 am at Twiss Rd Km 102.3. We will car shuttle back to Guelph line and hike back, taking in Mount Nemo, Cedar Springs and about 8 km of road work.

DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 401, take Guelph Line South. Continue on Guelph Line, to Conservation Road west to Twiss Road south to the bottom of the hill road side parking.

Hike Leaders: Pat Foley pfoley@ilap.com and Tristan Goguen 416 250 5600 ext 205

Saturday Oct 7th 2017

Iroquois Section End to End Hike #6, Maps 10/11

Distance: 19.4 Km

Moderate pace and terrain.This is the final hike of this series. We’ll hike from Twiss Road Parking at Km 102.5 to Hilton Falls Conservation area, just past Km 121.7 (end of the Iroquois Section).Meet at 8.30 am at the entrance of the Hilton Falls Conservation Area north side of Campbellville Road. Just west of Appleby Line. We will car shuttle to Twiss Road Parking and hike back, taking in, Nassagaweya Canyon, and Kelso bluffs. Pub stop to follow.

DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 401, turn north on Guelph Line. turn right on Campbellville Rd, and continue for approx. 3.8 Km to the entrance of Hilton Falls Conservation Area on the left. Due to paid parking, we will park a few cars here and shuttle the balance to Twiss Rd Parking.

Hike Leaders: Pat Foley pfoley@ilap.com and Tristan Goguen 416 250 5600 ext 205

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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