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

Silver Creek Conservation Area – Pre-register with hike leader
Date: October 20, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 13, Km 36.1. Meet at entrance to Silver Creek Conservation Area on Fallbrook Trail (#13478). From Hwy 7, north east of Georgetown, continue north-east onto Trafalgar Rd, where Hwy 7 curves to the south-east. Turn right onto 27 Sideroad and follow the curve as it blends with 8th Line (1.5 kms), BUT turn right and continue on 27 Sideroad to the end of the road (1 km), which is Fallbrook Trail. Turn right and park on the side of the road.
Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann [email protected], 289-242-1110
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km
We’ll hike a loop and in and back, starting with the Irwin Quarry Side Trail and then up the Main Trail to the Walking Fern Side Trail and back down to the longer Roberts Side Trail.  This trail has easy foothpaths and some challenging rocks and roots.  The Walking Fern Side Trail is a delightful challenge, like being in an enchanted forest.

Urban Hike – Pre-registration required
Date: October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Toronto: Meet Dufferin Mall, Dufferin St, Toronto. 1 block south of Bloor (Park by Beer Store)
Hike Leader(s): Bryan Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Easy
Distance: 12 km
Toronto has an abundance of Street Art, not simply kids with spray cans but talented artists who have created brilliant art pieces. We will explore the architecture and street art in the neighbourhoods of Harbord Village, Palmerston Ave. and Little Italy, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. Bring: Water, comfortable shoes, TTC fare, lunch money. This hike is suitable for beginners, families and the usual gaggle of fun hikers. Pre-registration by October 15 with the Hike Leader.

 

Kythera Friendship Trail Hike – Preregister with hike leaders
Date: October 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section Map 12 km 11.4. Meet at Pear Tree Parking lot, Speyside at 15 Sideroad west of Regional Road 25 in Halton Hills.
Hike Leader(s): Margery Cruise 727-458-4018 or [email protected] and Helen Bailey 289-231-4566 or [email protected]
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 11.08 km
We will car shuttle to Halton Hills Conservation Area (fee required), then follow the Philip Gosling Side Trail to the Niagara Escarpment north to the Pear Tree Park in Speyside.

Thursday Hike: Dufferin Hi-Land – Boyne Valley
Date: October 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20, Boyne Valley. Meet and park at Kilgorie (Km 34.9)
Hike Leader(s): Lynda Vera [email protected] Sweep: Carl Alexander
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate, Dependent on Conditions
Distance: 11 km
Boyne Valley Hike – Car shuttle to Km 23.9. Hike northbound to Kilgorie, Km 34.9.

Mono Cliffs
Date: October 27, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Meet at 2nd Line EHS roadside parking (Km 3.1), opposite the Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre.
Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann [email protected], 289-242-1110
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 10 km
We will hike over to the switchback and down the South Outlier Trail and back up the Walter Tovell and Spillway Trails  and around the McCarston’s Lake Trail (with a stop at Jacob’s Ladder) and back to the cars.

Humber Valley Heritage Trail
Date: October 27, 2018, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the HVHTA parking lot on the west side of Emil Kolb parkway, 2 km. west of Highway 50 and 2 km. south of Castlederg Road. To get to the entrance, follow the sign for Duffy’s Lane.
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack 519-215-7696 or [email protected]
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 11 km
We will do a car shuttle to the northern terminus of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail.  This is on Humber Station Road, north of Old Church Road, and hike back to the original meeting place.   The trail goes through a variety of woodland, near the Humber River in places and past farm fields.  Well behaved dogs are welcome.  For information call Hike Leader.

Nottawasaga Bluffs
Date: November 3, 2018, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Blue Mountains Section, Map 22. Meet at intersection of 12/13 Sideroad Nottawasaga and Conc 10 South Nottawasaga (km 16.3)
Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 17 km
Join us as we explore the Nottawasaga Bluffs, the Key Hole, Freedom Rock, Devil’s Glen and the Mad River Sidetrail on this scenic 17 km hike. Bring: water, lunch, hiking boots. Hiking poles suggested. Goooood! dogs welcome.

Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Date: November 4, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Mono Community Centre parking area, 100m south of Mono Centre. Take Airport Rd 12.7 km north of Hwy 9, then west 6 km on County Rd 8 (Mono Centre Rd) through village of Mono Centre to parking area.
Hike Leader(s): David Francis, 905-936-4446, cell phone on day of hike 416-579-5432
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 5 km
Loop hike around Mono Cliffs Provincial Park with some hills, incredible views and cave walk.

Limehouse Loops – Pre-register with hike leader
Date: November 10, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 12, near Km 21.5. Limehouse Conservation Area. Meet at roadside parking in the village of Limehouse on 22 Sideroad at Fifth Line. From Hwy 7 north-west of Georgetown, turn south-west on Sideroad 22. In Limehouse Sideroad 22 jogs left then right across a one-lane railway bridge. Parking is on your right immediately after the bridge.
Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann [email protected], 289-242-1110
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km
Limehouse has two great sets of loops – the main loop that goes through the Conservation Area and crosses a lovely creek and leads to old lime kilns and goes through the “hole in the wall” and a second series of main and side trails a little further north that go through a beautiful forest.

Cold Creek Conservation Area
Date: November 17, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Cold Creek Conservation Area
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack 519-942-8608 or [email protected]
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8 km.
We will meet at the parking area at Cold Creek Conservation area, west of Bolton.  The entrance is east off the 11th concession of King.  This is an interesting area through forest and wetland.  Boardwalk may be slippery so icers should be considered if there are early winter conditions.

Blue Mountain, Devils Glen – Pre-registration required
Date: November 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Location (Google Maps): Blue Mountain Section, Map 22. Meet at Devil’s Glen Provincial parking off Country Road 124 (Km 30.1)
Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236 (text) or [email protected]
Pace: Brisk  Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 18 km
We will shuttle to roadside parking on 9/10 Sideroad at Km 12.6 and hike north along the Main Trail through Nottawasaga Bluffs to our cars.  If there is enough interest, more hikes to complete the Blue Mountain section will be planned.  Hike may change as per weather.  Pub stop to follow. Please pre-register with Hike Leader.

Hockley Valley Loops
Date: December 1, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 18. Meet at Hockley Rd parking lot, just east of 2nd Line EHS.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage [email protected] or 416-763-8854; Nancy Morgan [email protected]
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Strenuous, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 14.3 or 11 km
We will hike the Tom East, Isabel East/Glen Cross and Cam Snell Side Trails, returning on the Main Trail. Drop out option available to shorten hike to 11 km. Bring water, snacks. Icers may be required if winter arrives early. Coffee/lunch stop after the hike.

Beeton Forest Nature Reserve
Date: December 2, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Directions to meeting place: from Hwy 9 go north on 10th Sideroad for 8.3Km to the junction with 7th. Line. Or from Beeton, go south on 10th Sideroad to 7th Line. Go east on 7th line to the parking lot entrance on south side, just before the Town of New Tecumseth Works Yard. Follow the road south to the parking area.
Hike Leader(s): David Francis, 905-936-4446, cell phone on day of hike 416-579-5432
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 5 km
Loop hike around this recently designated Nature Reserve Forest recently secured by the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust. Hike includes beaver dam, Old Growth, Indigenous sites, Trail marker tree. Heritage Guide Neal Arbic will be accompany us on this hike to explain the history of the forest.

Splitrock/Mono Cliffs Loops
Date: December 8, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Splitrock parking lot on east side of 2nd Line EHS, 1.3 km north of 25 Sideroad.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage [email protected] or 416-763-8854; Nancy Morgan [email protected]
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 11 km
We will hike the Splitrock, 2nd Line EHS, Walter Tovell, Lookout and Ralph Tremills Side Trails and the Main Trail, visiting the Splitrock crevices, McCarston Lake and North Lookout. Bring water, snacks and warm layers. Icers may be required if winter arrives early. Pub/Coffee/Lunch stop after the hike.

Dufferin Hi-Land Annual “Walk off the Turkey Hike”
Date: December 29, 2018, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20, Boyne Valley. Meet at roadside parking on County Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd), where the Primrose Side Trail crosses the road (approx 2 km north of Hwy 89)
Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 16 km
In order to walk off all that turkey, mashed potatoes, and deserts we will walk to km 23.9 and back, 16 km! Bring water, lunch (no turkey sandwiches!). Dress for the weather – snowshoes may be necessary; call if in doubt. Gooood! dogs welcome. Silly turkey attire encouraged. Pub stop to follow.