Hike Schedule

Winter 2018 Weekend Hike Schedule

Thanks for checking out our Winter 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

 

Saturday, March 24th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Crawford Lake

Iroquoia Section, Map 11. Loop hike. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 11.1 km. Meet at Calcium Pits roadside parking on Twiss Rd (km 103.8; GPS: N43.447743°, W79.953436°) which is the first road west of Guelph Line between Conservation Road and Derry Road. We will hike a loop on the Main Trail and Crawford Lake Side Trail, including the village and visitor centre. Bring lunch and snacks.  Snowshoes, icers or hiking boots depending on the weather. Well-mannered dogs welcome. Possible pub stop at the end.  Leaders: Pat Foley, 416-578 3772 or [email protected] and Tristan Goguen, [email protected]

Sunday, April 1, 10:00am – 12:00pm: Happy Valley

Happy Valley, south of Pottageville. Loop hike. Pace: Leisurely to Moderate; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 6 km. Meet at 7th Concession, south of Pottageville. Leader: David Francis at 905-936-4446 or cell phone on day of hike 416-579-5432

April 7, 14, 21 and 28 (4 hikes), 8:30am-3:00pm: Quadzilla Series, 4,500 M of climb over 96 K

Caledon Section, Map 18. Loop hike. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Strenuous; 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. Depart from parking lot on 5th Line EHS just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road (GPS: N43.993572°, W80.014057°). No dropouts. No badge, just satisfaction! Leader: Tristan Goguen [email protected] or 416-250-5600, x205 (24/7)

Hike Schedule for the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge Series

This new series is a modification of the Dufferin Hi-Land Side-to-Side Series. Hikes are combined to offer fewer hikes (4 instead of 7) which are longer and still cover all of the side trails in the section. Join in on the challenge!

Sunday, April 15, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Series, Hike #1 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Mono Cliffs, Map 19. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 8.7 km. Meet at the Mono Cliffs parking lot on 3rd Line (GPS: N44.046603°, W80.061953°). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville, drive east on Mono Centre Road (Dufferin Rd 8) to 3rd Line EHS and north to parking lot. We will hike Carriage, South Outlier Loop, Walter Tovell and Laidlaw Side Trails. Bring water and snacks. Leaders: Helen Bailey [email protected] or 289-231-4566; Margery Cruise, [email protected] or 519-217-5414

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Series, Hike #2 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Mono Cliffs, Map 19. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 8.8 km. Meet at 2nd Line EHS parking lot at Split Rock Narrows, north of Mono Cliffs Park (GPS: N44.074962°, W80.083756°). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville, drive east on 25 Sideroad to 2nd Line EHS, then about 1.5 km north to parking lot. We will hike Split Rock, Narrows and Ralph Tremills Side Trails. Then we will car shuttle to hike Walter Tovell, Lookout, McCarston’s Lake and Carriage Side Trails. Bring water and snacks. Leaders: Helen Bailey [email protected] or 289-231-4566; Margery Cruise, [email protected] or 519-217-5414

Sunday, April 29 1:00 pm-5:00 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Series, Hike #3 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land, Primrose, Map 20. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 15.6 km. Meet at roadside parking (next to bridge over Boyne River) on the east side of Dufferin Rd 19, north of Hwy 89 (GPS: N44.100049°, W80.137339°). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville to Primrose, continue north on Dufferin Rd 19/Prince of Wales Road to roadside parking. We will hike Primrose Loop, Prince of Wales, Murphy’s Pinnacle, and Boyne Valley Side Trails. Then we will car shuttle to Kilgorie to hike the Kilgorie and Bell Lookout Side Trails. Bring water and snacks. Leaders: Helen Bailey [email protected] or 289-231-4566; Margery Cruise, [email protected] or 519-217-5414

Saturday, May 5, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 1 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Maps 28 and 29: Blantyre to Bighead River. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 18.7 Km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

Sunday, May 6, 1:00pm-4:30 pm: Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Series, Hike #4 of 4

Dufferin Hi-Land, Rock Hill Park, Map 20. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 12.7 km. Meet at the parking lot (km 29.4) on 1st Line E just south of Dufferin Rd 17/10 Sideroad (GPS: N44.148246°, W80.118529°). From Hwy 10 north of Orangeville to Primrose, east on 89 to 1st Line E and north past 8 Sideroad to parking lot. We will hike Rock Hill Park, David Hahn, Enchanted Forest, Moss Haven and Oliver Creek Side Trails. Then we will car shuttle to 8 Sideroad to hike out and back to Boyne Creek and Mulmur Lookout Side Trails. Leaders: Helen Bailey [email protected] or 289-231-4566; Margery Cruise, [email protected] or 519-217-5414

Sunday, May 6, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 2 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Maps 30 and 31: St Vincent/Sydenham Townline to Sydenham Forest East. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 16.0 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

Sunday May 6, 10:00am–12:00pm: Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve

Newmarket. Loop hike. Pace: Leisurely; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 5 km. Meet at Reserve’s Parking Lot, 500 m north of Davis Drive on Bathurst St. Leader: David Francis 905-936-4446; cell phone on day of hike 416-579-5432

Dufferin Hi-Land Two Day End-to-End: May 12 and 13.

Join this very popular two day hike and earn your End to End Dufferin Hiland Bruce Trail Badge. Approximately 56km over two days.

Club members receive free end to end badge with proof of membership.

Register early by clicking here, space is limited!

Saturday, May 26, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 3 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Maps 29 and 30: Bighead River to Silent Valley Side Trail. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 19.5 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

Sunday, May 27, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 4 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Map 31: Sydenham Forest East to Owen Sound Rail Trail. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Easy; Distance: 16.4 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

Saturday, June 2: Take a Hike for Headwaters

Want a fun hike with a different twist? Come out and support Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club – and another worthy cause, Headwaters Healthcare Centre.

The Hike for Headwaters will offer three richly rewarding routes along the beautiful and rolling trails of the Dufferin-Hi-Land section of the Bruce Trail in Mulmur Township:
1. The Challenge (approx. 3 hours) designed for the seasoned hiker
2. The Intermediate (approx. 2 hours) and
3. The Family (approx. 1 hour).

All 3 routes incorporate sections of spectacular private land opened up for this annual fundraising event.

Hike starts will be staggered on the hour beginning at 8:30am for the longest route, 9:30am for the middle distance, and 10:30am for the family hike. Each hike will have a leader and a sweep organized by the Dufferin-Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club. The registration fee is $50 for adults (18 years +), $25 for youth (5-17 years old), and children under 5 are free. Hikers will be treated to “fuel-up” snacks, prizes and an excellent post-hike lunch at the finish, Lyric Pond (Mulmur).

For more details and to register, visit hhcfoundation.com/events or contact Headwaters Health Care Foundation at 519.941.2702, ext. 2303.

Saturday June 9, 9:30am-1:00pm: Humber Valley Heritage Trail

Humber Valley Heritage Trail. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Easy/Moderate; Distance: 11 km. Meet at the HVHTA parking lot on the west side of Emil Kolb Parkway, approximately 2 km west of Hwy 50 and 2 km south of Castlederg Sideroad. We will shuttle to the northern terminus of the trail, on Humber Station Road approximately 3 km north of Old Church Road, the hike back through a variety of bush and past farm fields.  Bring water and a lunch. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Leader: Bob Slack 519-942-8608 or [email protected]

Saturday, June 16, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 5 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Map 30: Silent Valley Side Trail to St Vincent/Sydenham Townline. Car shuttle. Pace: Medium/Brisk; Terrain: Moderate/Strenuous; Distance: 19.0 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

Sunday, June 17, Sydenham Section End-to-End, Hike 6 of 10 – Preregistration required

Sydenham Section, Map 32: Owen Sound Rail Trail to Pottawatomi Conservation Area. Car shuttle. Pace: Brisk; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: 18.5 km. Come join us for this hike or for the whole series as we explore the natural wonders of the Sydenham Section. For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike Leaders: Les Babbage [email protected] or 763-8854; Gilles Gagnon [email protected] or 289-237-5663

This series will continue in Fall 2018. Planned dates are: September 29-30; October 13-14

Saturday, June 23, 2018:  Dufferin E2E, Hike 1 of 4: From km 0.0 to km 15.2 – Pre-Registration Required

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Maps 19 & 20 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate with some hills; Distance: 15.2 km. Well-mannered dogs welcome. This hike will take us through the majestic Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.  We will see McCarston Lake and will have a superb view from the Mono Cliffs.

For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike leaders: Jackie Foster 416-986-6075 or [email protected]; Tony Riggs 519-836-4978 or [email protected]

Saturday, June 23, 7:30am: Dufferin Hi-Land 20K Challenge

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Boyne Valley, Map 20. Loop hike. We’ve packed as many hills in to 20 k as is possible in southern Ontario.  Come out and give them a try. Set your own pace. Meet at 7:30am at km 29.4 (GPS: N44.148246°, W80.118529°).. Cost $15, includes checkpoints and badge. Please register on Eventbrite using the link on the DHBTC website (https://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org)

Saturday, July 7, 2018:  Dufferin E2E, Hike 2 of 4: From km 15.2 to km 29.4 – Pre-Registration Required

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Strenuous with many hills; Distance: 14.2 km. Well-mannered dogs welcome. This hike will take us through the Boyne Valley. We will be treated to a spectacular view at Murphy’s Pinnacle along with enjoying the amazing topography of this section.

For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike leaders: Jackie Foster 416-986-6075 or [email protected]; Tony Riggs 519-836-4978 or [email protected]

Saturday, July 21, 2018:  Dufferin E2E, Hike 3 of 4:  From km 29.4 to km 41.7 – Pre-Registration Required

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Maps 20 & 21 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain: Moderate with some hills; Distance: 12.3 km. Well-mannered dogs welcome. On this hike, you will experience one of many amazing parts of the Dufferin Hi-Lands section – Rock Hill Park.  It is rumoured that gold is hidden in these crevices! From Rock Hill Park, we will hike through Kilgorie.

For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike leaders: Jackie Foster 416-986-6075 or [email protected]; Tony Riggs 519-836-4978 or [email protected]

Saturday, August 11, 2018:  Dufferin E2E, Hke 4 of 4: From km 41.7 to km 56.3 – Pre-Registration Required

Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 21 (Edition 29). Car shuttle hike. No dropouts. Pace: Medium; Terrain Moderate with some hills; Distance: 14.6 km.  At the Land Owner’s request, dogs are not permitted on this section. This hike will take us through farmers fields and meadowlands, along with experiencing the magnificent Black Bank Creek.

For complete information and to register, please contact the hike leaders. Hike leaders: Jackie Foster 416-986-6075 or [email protected]; Tony Riggs 519-836-4978 or [email protected]

Friday, August 17, 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. 3 Hikes, Changing Light. Pace: Easy; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 7.5 km. Meet at roadside parking on Centre Rd at km 34.9 in Kilgorie, Map 20 (GPS: N44.174783°, W80.146573°). From Orangeville, drive north on Hwy 10 through lights at Hwy 89 (Primrose). Follow Dufferin Rd 19 to River Rd, turn right to Centre Rd. This hike is suitable for families and hikers of all abilities. We will hike up to km 39.8 and back. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley [email protected]  or 519-942-6488

Friday, August 24, 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. 3 Hikes, Changing Light. Pace: Easy; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 7.5 km. Meet at roadside parking on 2nd Line EHS, Map 20 just north of km 23.9 (GPS: N44.139206°, W80.100577°).. From Orangeville, drive north on Hwy 10, through lights at Hwy 89 (Primrose), follow Dufferin Rd 19, turn right on 5 Sideroad, left on 1st Line EHS, then right on Sideroad 8. Follow around to the meeting point where the trail turns off the road to the east. This hike is suitable for families and hikers of all abilities. We will hike to Moss Haven Side Trail and return via Oliver Creek Side Trail. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488

Friday, August 31, 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. 3 Hikes, Changing Light. Pace: Easy; Terrain: Moderate; Distance: approx 8 km. Meet at roadside parking at km 15.2, Map 20 on east side of Hurontario St, just south of Hwy 89. From Orangeville, drive north on Hwy 10, turn right on Hwy 89, then right on Hurontario. This hike is suitable for families and hikers of all abilities. We will hike the Boyne Valley Loop. Bring water, sturdy footwear, bug spray, headlamps. Leaders: Bryan and Carol Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am-2:30 pm: Urban Hike (approx 12 km)

Meet at Dufferin Mall, Dufferin St, 1 block south of Bloor St (park by Beer Store). We will explore the architecture and street art in the neighbourhoods and back alleys of Harbord Village, Palmerston Ave and Little Italy, stopping for lunch at one of the local restaurants. Bring water, comfortable shoes, TTC fare, lunch $. Pre-registration is required by October 15 (re: reservations for lunch). Contact Bryan Foley [email protected] or 519-942-6488

Your suggestions for future additions to our hike schedule, be sure to let us know.