Hike Schedule

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

Terra Cotta and Walking Fern – Pre-registration requested
Date: August 10, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 13. Meet at 10th Line roadside parking (Km 38.7) 2.2 km southeast of 32 Sideroad (Halton Rd 42).
Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km
We will carpool to Heritage Road and hike back to 10th Line, then in and back along the Walking Fern Side Trail. Enchanted forests, rocks and roots. Bring water and a snack, and bug spray. Please let the hike leader know if you are coming.

Changing Light Series Hike #1
Date: August 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet; Map 20 just north of km 23.9 on 2nd Line EHS. Directions: From Orangeville, north on Hwy 10, through lights at Hwy 89 (Primrose), follow County Rd 19 , right on 5th Conc., left on 1st Line EHS , right on 8 Sideroad, follow around the bend to meeting point on 2nd Line EHS.
Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7.5 km
All things and everything are constantly changing, impermanence. Never is a moment, an individual or the trail the same. Change may be imperceptible or, in this case, obvious. 3 Hikes, Changing Light. THIS HIKE IS SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES AND HIKERS OF ALL ABILITIES. We will hike to the Moss Haven Side Trail and return via the Oliver Creek Side Trail. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray

Changing Light Series Hike # 2
Date: August 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet; Map 20 just north of km 23.9 on 2nd Line EHS. Directions: From Orangeville, north on Hwy 10, through lights at Hwy 89 (Primrose), follow County Rd 19 , right on 5th Conc., left on 1st Line EHS , right on 8 Sideroad, follow around the bend to meeting point on 2nd Line EHS.
Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7.5 km
All things and everything are constantly changing, impermanence. Never is a moment, an individual or the trail the same. Change may be imperceptible or, in this case, obvious. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray, HEADLAMP.

Changing Light Series Hike # 3
Date: August 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet; Map 20 just north of km 23.9 on 2nd Line EHS. Directions: From Orangeville, north on Hwy 10, through lights at Hwy 89 (Primrose), follow County Rd 19 , right on 5th Conc., left on 1st Line EHS , right on 8 Sideroad, follow around the bend to meeting point on 2nd Line EHS.
Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7.5 km
All things and everything are constantly changing, impermanence. Never is a moment, an individual or the trail the same. Change may be imperceptible or in  this case obvious. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray, HEADLAMP.

Beausoleil Island – Pre-registration required
Date: September 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Hwy 400/Hwy 9 Commuter parking at 8:15am sharp or at Day Tripper ferry to Beausoleil Island in Honey Harbour at 10:00am. Take Hwy 400 north to Port Severn. Turn onto Honey Harbor Rd. (Muskoka Rd. 5) for 13km. Turn left (west) into DayTripper parking area.
Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km
Contact David Francis to register. Cost is $15 to cover Park entrance fee and cost of ferry to Beausoleil Island. We will explore the beautiful trails around the rocky Canadian Shield. Swimming opportunity at beach. Bring lunch. Ferry limited to 20 people, so first come get a place.

Beaver Valley End to End Series, Hike 5 of 7
Date: September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Beaver Valley Section, Maps 25 and 26. Meet at Duncan Crevice Caves Nature Reserve parking lot (Km 33.3) on 9th Sideroad just east of Blue Mountain-Euphrasia Townline. From Hwy 10/89 just east of Shelburne, take County Rd 124 north to Grey County Rd 4. Turn left/west and at Maxwell, turn right/north onto Grey County Rd 2. Turn left/west onto Grey County Rd 19 to 10th Line where the road jogs sharply to the right, then continues on left/west as 9th Sideroad. Parking is on the south side, just before you reach Duncan.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Tristan Goguen, Pat Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 13.1 km
We will car pool back to Artemesia-Euphrasia Townline and 4th Line A (Km 46.4). We will hike north and east along the escarpment through old growth forest with fall colours at their peak. Highlights are Old Baldy with photo opportunities and views of the west side of the valley. We finish the day along a quiet country road. Bring snacks, lunch and water.

Beaver Valley End to End Series, Hike 6 of 7
Date: September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Beaver Valley Section, Map 25. Meet on 12th Sideroad at Km 18.4 where the Main Trail leaves the road to the north. From Dundalk on Hwy 10, turn right/north-east on County Rd 9, then left/north-west on County Rd 2. Follow County Rd 2 through Kolapore to 12th Sideroad and turn right/east and drive about 1.5 km to Km 18.4.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Tristan Goguen, Pat Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 15.1 km
We will car pool back to Duncan Crevice Caves Nature Reserve parking (Km 33.3), then hike east and north past the Duncan Crevice Caves to Pinnacle Rock and on to the top of Metcalfe Rock where we may see some technical climbers. We will then pass through the Kolapore Uplands, finishing the day passing through beautiful farm fields with  potential encounters with cows and horses.  We will have opportunities for fantastic views of Georgian Bay and the beautiful fall colours. Bring snacks, lunch and water.

Beaver Valley End to End Series, Hike 7 of 7
Date: October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Beaver Valley Section, Maps 24 and 25. Meet at Km 0.0 at the end of Maple Lane in Swiss Meadows subdivision.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Tristan Goguen, Pat Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 18.4 km
We will shuttle back to 12th Sideroad (Km 18.4), then hike north and east, up and down the escarpment, passing several ski hills and beautiful farm fields, with views of Georgian Bay, reaching the top of the escarpment above Blue Mountains for our grand finale at the border with Blue Mountains Section.