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

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.

QUADZILLA Hike 2: Pre-Registration Required
Date: April 13, 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: 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!

QUADZILLA Hike 3: Pre-Registration Required
Date: April 20, 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!

QUADZILLA Hike 4: Pre-Registration Required
Date: April 27, 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!

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.

Beaver Valley End to End Series, Hike 1 of 7
Date: May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Beaver Valley Section, Maps 27 and 28. Meet at intersection of Sideroad 22C and 3rd Line C (Km 97.1). Take Grey Rd 4 north from Flesherton, left onto Grey Rd 13, then left onto Grey Rd 7 (Eric Winkler Parkway). Turn right onto Sideroad 19 at Epping, then left onto 3rd Line C. Park at intersection with Sideroad 22C.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Tristan Goguen, Pat Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 17.2 km
This is the first in a 7 part series covering the Beaver Valley Section. Today we will shuttle back to Blantyre (km 114.3) and hike through old cedar and hardwood forests, past deep crevices, over a waterfall and up and down the escarpment a few times.  Bring snacks lunch and water.

Spring Wildflower Hike – Oliver Creek and Walker’s Woods
Date: May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at roadside parking where the 2nd Line ECL Side Trail starts (and the road ends, about .7 km past Km 23.9). From Hwy 89, take 1st Line EHS north to 8 Sideroad. Turn right/east and follow around the bend onto 2nd Line.
Hike Leader(s): Brenda Carling Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Easy
Distance: 3 km
Loop hike. Oliver Creek Side Trail and Main Trail through Walker’s Woods. Pace will allow time to take pictures.  We will explore and identify the blooming wildflower along the trail. Bring a camera, snacks and water.

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: Moderate
Distance: 6 km
We will explore the Heritage Trail along the Humber River in Caledon.

Beaver Valley End to End Series, Hike 2 of 7
Date: May 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Beaver Valley Section, Map 27. Meet  at off road parking on Sideroad 7A at the top of the hill, behind the ski lifts (Km 81.0). From Hwy 10, just west of Flesherton, turn right/north on Grey County Rd 32 (Beaver Valley Rd). Road number changes to County Rd 30, then 7th Line. Continue north, then turn right/east and drive about 1.2 km to the sharp bend. Look for entrance to parking on your left/north.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Tristan Goguen, Pat Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 16.1 km
We will shuttle back to parking at Side Road 22C and 3rd Line C (Km 97.1) We will start the day hiking up to Grey Rd 7 then through a bird sanctuary and around a beaver pond,l continuing along the escarpment and finishing at the top of the Talisman ski hill. Bring snacks, lunch and water.

Hilton Falls to Speyside – Pre-registration requested
Date: May 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Maps 11 and 12. Meet at the Pear Tree Parking lot (Km 11.4) at Speyside (15 Sideroad and Hwy 25) north of Milton.
Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 10.7 km
We will car pool to Hilton Falls (entry fee is $7.00) and hike back to Pear Tree parking.This is a wonderful part of the Main Trail but it has challenging sections, with rocks and roots along the edge of the escarpment. We’re likely to see spring flowers so bring your camera, as well as water and lunch/snack. Please let the hike leader know that you are coming.

Beaver Valley End to End Series, Hike 3 of 7
Date: June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Beaver Valley Section, Map 26. Meet at Hoggs Falls parking lot (Km 63.2) on Lower Valley Road, just north of Flesherton.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Tristan Goguen, Pat Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 17.8 km
Today we will shuttle back to Km 81.0 and hike south around the Beaver Valley Ski hills, past a sink hole, through old growth forests and a talus field. We will walk by several water falls before ending our day at the rivers edge. Bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water.

Beaver Valley End to End Series, Hike 4 of 7
Date: June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Beaver Valley Section, Map 26. Meet at intersection of Artemesia-Euphrasia Townline and 4th Line A (Km 46.4). From Flesherton, take Grey County Rd 4 north. Turn left onto County Rd 13, then right onto Artemesia Townline and drive to 4th Line A.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Tristan Goguen, Pat Foley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 16.8 km
We will car pool back to Hoggs Falls (Km 63.2) and hike north through Cuckoo Valley to Eugenia Falls, passing the Ontario Hydro power plant before crossing County Rd 13 and heading to the east side of the valley. Bring snacks, lunch and water.

Mulmur Loops – Pre-registration requested
Date: July 13, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the BTC Rock Hill Park parking lot on 1st Line E, just south of 10 Sideroad. From Hwy 89, drive north about 6 km. The lot is on your right/east.
Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 kms
We will hike the Main and Side Trail loops of Mulmur Hills.  Remarkable rock formations, enchanted forests, creeks and some meadow. Bring water, snack and bug spray. Please let hike leader know if you are coming.

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.