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

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 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
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.

Dufferin Hi-Land Annual New Year’s Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 19. Meet at the Mono Community Centre parking lot. Take Mono Centre Road east from Hwy 10 and look for the Community Centre on your right as you approach the stop sign in Mono Centre.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8-10 km
Loop hike. Work off the excesses of the night before and get a jump start on those resolutions with a casual walk through Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. All ages and levels are welcome. Bring snacks, water, icers and snowshoes if required. Snacks for post hike celebration welcome.

Snowshoe Hike on Humber Valley Heritage Trail
Date: January 5, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Humber Valley Heritage Trail. We will meet at the west end of the bridge over the Humber River on Castlederg Road which is north of Bolton.  The meeting place is about 2 km west of Highway 50, between Duffy’s Lane and Humber Station Road. 
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Easy, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 6 km.
This is a “there and back” hike.  The distance may be shortened if required by weather or trail conditions.  Snowshoes or icers will likely be required, depending on conditions.

Jokers Hill, Newmarket
Date: January 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on dead-end street west of Bathurst St, Newmarket, 1.3 km north of Mulock Dr. north of town houses.
Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 5 km
Loop hike around Jokers Hill. Bring icers, or snowshoes. Burn off the calories post Christmas Hike.

Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge, Hike #1 of 4
Date: January 12, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 20. Meet at 8 Sideroad and 2nd Line EHS at the bend in the road (km 23.9). From Hwy 89 east of Hwy 10, turn north on 1st Line EHS and go north for 4.5 km to 8 Sideroad. Turn right and park just past the curve.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Helen Bailey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 6.6 km or 8 km
We will hike south to km 19.9 with option to turn around at km 20.6. The longer hike will return via the Boyne Valley Side Trail and Main Trail. Bring snowshoes/icers, water, snacks, lunch. Pub stop to follow.

Laking Woodlot Outing
Date: January 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Tosorontio Sideroad 17 at Concession Rd 2 (9 km south of Glencairn)
Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin; Jim Laking Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Easy
Distance: Flexible
Our generous host, Jim Laking, is inviting us to join him for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in a managed woodlot in Adjala/Tosorontio. Easy to challenging, you decide. Suitable for families. Marked trails for cross-country skiing. Bring a lunch. Heated cabin and outdoor wood stove for lunch stop and breaks.

Moonlight Hike, Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge Hike #2 of 4
Date: January 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet at 2nd Line EHS and 8 Sideroad (just north of km 23.9 Map 20) where the trail heads into the woods. From Orangeville, continue north on Hwy.10, through lights at Primrose (Hwy 89). Turn right at 5 Sideroad, left at 1st Line EHS, then right on 8 Sideroad, follow around the bend to meeting spot.
Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: Approx 8 km.
Be there by 6:15 pm to sign in, put snowshoes on etc. HIKE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 6:30 PM. Be careful of ditches when parking! Bring snowshoes, water, snacks, headlamp. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!

Exploring Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Date: January 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, End of 1st Line EHS, south of 25 Sideroad (Map 19; km 7.9). From Hwy 10 approx 14km north of Orangeville, turn right on 25 Sideroad, right on 1st Line EHS, follow to end. Please turn around and park on east side of 1st Line Be careful of ditches when parking!
Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 10-12 km
We will explore Mono Cliffs Prov. Park as only it can be explored in winter. Directions; Bring snowshoes, water, lunch. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!

Dundas Valley Winter Waterfall Hike
Date: January 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Iroquoia Section, Map 8. Meet at the upper end of the Ancaster Mill north side parking lot. From Hwy 403 going west up the escarpment past Hamilton, take Exit 64 following Mohawk/Rousseau road north. Turn right on Wilson St, continuing for 0.75 km  to the next traffic light. Turn left on Montgomery Dr, then another left on Old Dundas Road. The parking lot is on the right hand (north) side of the road, about 75 m past the Ancaster Mill.
Hike Leader(s): Gilles Gagnon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 9 to 13 km, (weather/trail condition depending)
We’ll car pool to Tiffany Falls Side Trail (km 45.0), and hike back, taking in Canterbury, Sherman, and Tiffany Falls in their full winter glory. We’ll then car pool to the north end of the valley, where we’ll walk around Webster’s Falls and hike down the side trail from Tews Falls to Sydenham Rd. Bring icers, hiking poles and showshoes in the event of heavy snowfalls. RSVP via Contact Hike Leader link above. Pub stop to follow. Conservation Area parking fees apply at these locations.

Killbear Lodge Winter Weekend Snowshoe/Ski Adventure
Date: January 31, 2019, 3:00 PM –
Location (Google Maps): Killbear Provincial Park, north of Parry Sound.
Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely, Medium  Terrain: Easy, Strenuous
Distance: Varies
Group 1: Thursday Jan.31st to Sunday Feb. 3rd
Group 2: Sunday Feb. 3rd to Wednesday Feb. 6th
2 and 3 night options. Easy to challenging snowshoe hikes. Groomed cross-country ski trails

Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve, Newmarket
Date: February 3, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Nature Reserve parking lot, 500 m west of Bathurst Street, 400 m. north of Green Lane.
Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 4 km
Loop Hike around this beautiful Nature Reserve. Bring icers.

Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge, Hike #3 of 4
Date: February 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 21. Meet on Prince of Wales Rd near km 46.2 where the main trail turns east off of the road. Take Hwy 124 north from Shelburne for 15 km and turn right on Dufferin Road 21. Head east for 4 km and then right on Prince of Wales Rd. The meeting place is 1 km. ahead.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Helen Bailey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 8 km
Snowshoe loop hike. This hike will take us to Black Bank and back. Pub stop to follow.

Terra Cotta Snowshoe Hike
Date: February 16, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 14. Meet at Boston Mills Road where it dead ends, west of Mississauga Road (km 47.8)
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6 km
This will be a loop hike westward from the meeting point, including the Rockside Side Trail.  The route and distance may be amended due to trail or weather conditions. Choose snowshoes or icers, depending on trail conditions.

Snowshoe Minesing Swamp Area (near Angus)
Date: February 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet at 10:00am in Midland at Food Basics or 11:00am at County Road 90 and Essa 6th line.
Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate

Snowshoe hike. Bring lunch.

Moonlight Hike, Dufferin Hi-Land Winter Badge, Hike # 4 of 4
Date: February 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Meet at end of 1st Line EHS, south of Sideroad 25 (km 7.9). From Orangeville go north on Hwy 10 for approx 14 km, right on 25th Sideroad, right on 1st Line EHS, follow to end. Please turn around and park on east side of 1st Line. Be careful of ditches when parking!
Hike Leader(s): Bryan and Carol Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km
Meet 6:15 to sign in, put snowshoes on. HIKE LEAVES PROMPTLY AT 6:30 PM! Bring snowshoes, water, snacks, headlamp. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!

Tai Chi Centre, Mono
Date: March 3, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 17. Meet at roadside parking on Coolihans Sideroad (km35.1). Drive south from Mono Mills (Hwy #9 and Airport Rd) for 3 km. Turn east onto Coolihans SR. and travel 1.1 km where the Bruce Trail crosses Coolihans SR.
Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 6 km
Loop Hike exploring the trails around the Tai Chi centre. Visit two Tai Temples. Some hills. Bring icers.

6 Mile Provincial Park (Port Severn)
Date: March 3, 2019, 10:00 AM –
Location (Google Maps): Meet at 10:00am in Midland at Food Basics, or 10:45am at the entrance gate of Six Mile Lake Provincial Park
Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Easy

Snowshoe hike. Bring lunch.

Crawford Lake
Date: March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Iriquoia Section, Map 11. Meet at Calcium Pits roadside parking (km 102.3) on Twiss Rd which is the first road west of Guelph Line between Conservation Road and Derry Road.
Hike Leader(s): Pat Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 11 km
Loop hike. We will hike a loop on the Main Trail and Crawford Lake Side Trail, including a walk by the Crawford Lake Village and visitor centre. Bring lunch and snacks. Snowshoes or icers may be required. All welcome  including well-mannered dogs.

Mono Cliffs, McCarston Lake
Date: March 23, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Meet at roadside parking at the end of 2nd Line EHS Mono, north of Mono Centre (km. 3.1).
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km
This is a loop hike with the possibility of varying the distance based on trail and weather conditions. Choose snowshoes or icers depending on trail conditions.

Cedar Point Forest (Near Penetanguishene)
Date: March 23, 2019, 1:00 PM –
Location (Google Maps): Meet at 1:00pm in Midland at Food Basics, or 1:25pm in Laurin, Tiny Township at the corner of Cedar Point Road, and 18th Concession West
Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Easy

Snowshoe hike.

Mulmur Hills/Walkers Woods
Date: March 30, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-land Section, Map 20. Meet at Rockhill parking lot (km 28.6) on 1st Line EHS, just south of 10th Sideroad Mulmur, north of Hwy 89.
Hike Leader(s): Pat Foley and Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Strenuous, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 13 km
Loop hike. We will hike the Main Trail out then back on the Oliver Creek and Moss Haven Side Trails returning to the Main Trail and parking lot. This hike offers lots of hills, the Boyne River, and lots of old growth forests and pretty vistas! Bring lunch, snacks and adequate water. Snowshoes and/or icers may be required. Families, friends and well-mannered dogs welcome.

QUADZILLA Series of 4 Hikes April 6, 13, 20, 27 Pre-Registration Required
Date: April 6, 2019, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Section Map 18. Meet at parking lot on 5th Line EHS (km 53.3) just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road.
Hike Leader(s): Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk  Terrain: Strenuous, Slippery and Steep Sections
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. Proper foot wear and clothing a must, early spring conditions can vary widely from week to week.
Please contact the hike leader to register your participation: 4 Hikes Saturdays April 6, 13, 20 and 27. Loop Hike, No Drop Outs, No Badge, just satisfaction!

Tottenham Conservation Area
Date: April 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Tottenham Conservation Area (Mill St W, New Tecumseth)
Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Easy
Distance: 5 km
Loop hike around Tottenham Conservation Area.

Nine Mile Portage & Look Out – Barrie Area
Date: April 28, 2019, 10:00 AM –
Location (Google Maps): Meet at 10:00am in Midland at Food Basics or at 11:00 am at the NVCA parking lot at the north end of Pine Grove Road in Springwater Township
Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Easy

Bring lunch.

Humber Valley Heritage Trail
Date: May 5, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet in roadside parking on Castlederg Rd just west of the bridge. From Hwy 50, turn west on Castlederg Rd. for 2.1 km.
Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 6 km
We will explore the Heritage Trail along the Humber River in Caledon.