Tuesday Hikes

Island Lake Loop
Date: December 18, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Location (Google Maps): Island Lake Conservation Area. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building (Hwy 10 and 4th Ave) in Orangeville.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium  Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8.2 km
We will hike the Vicky Barron Lakeside Trail loop.

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.

Pine River/Kilgorie
Date: January 8, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 at Primrose).
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 4.5 km
We will hike down Kilgorie hill and along the Pine River. Snowshoes or icers may be required.

Boyne Valley Side Trail Loop
Date: January 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 6.3 km
We will hike a loop around the Main and Boyne Valley Side Trails. Snowshoes or icers may be required.

Hockley Valley/Snell Side Trail Loop
Date: January 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 18. Meet at hiker parking at Mono Community Centre on 2nd Line EHS Mono, just south of the stop sign in Mono Centre.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 6.5 km
We will hike south from km 66.8, around the Cam Snell Side Trail loop and back. Snowshoes or icers may be required.

Mono Cliffs North
Date: January 29, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 4.2 km
We will hike a loop including the Walter Tovell Side Trail south from 25 Sideroad Mono, MainTrail and Lookout Side Trail. Snowshoes or icers may be required.

Hockleycrest Loop Hike
Date: February 5, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 18. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building (Hwy 10 and 4th Street in Orangeville)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 5.6 km
We will hike north from km 44.3, returning by way of the Hockleycrest Side Trail. Snowshoes or icers may be required.

Black Bank Challenge
Date: February 12, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 21. Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 4.6 km
We will hike east and north from km 47.4. Snowshoes or icers will be required.

Forks of the Credit
Date: February 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 15. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building (Hwy 10 and 4th Avenue in Orangeville)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 6.2 km
We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Dorothy Medhurst Side Trail.

Oliver Creek Loop
Date: February 26, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose)
Hike Leader(s): Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 5.5 km
We will hike on the Main Trail east and north from km 24.2, looping back on Oliver Creek Side Trail. Snowshoes or icers may be required.

Trimble Side Trail
Date: March 5, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 15. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building (Hwy 10 and 4th Avenue in Orangeville.
Hike Leader(s): Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 5.5 km
We will hike the Trimble and Crow’s Nest Side Trails. Snowshoes or icers may be required.

Mono Cliffs Loop
Date: March 12, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 19. Meet at hiker parking at Mono Community Centre on 2nd Line Mono, just south of the stop sign in Mono Centre.
Hike Leader(s): Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 5.5 km
We will hike a loop on the Main Trail and McCarston’s Lake, Lookout and Walter Tovell Side Trails. Snowshoes or icers may be required.

Pine River Loop
Date: March 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose)
Hike Leader(s): Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
Distance: 7.5 km
We will hike a loop from km 34.9, including the Main Trail and Kilgorie Side Trail.

Nottawasaga Bluffs Loop
Date: March 26, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Location (Google Maps): Blue Moutain Section, Map 22. Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose)
Hike Leader(s): Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 5.0 km
We will hike a loop in Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area, including Main Trail and Nottawasaga Bluffs Lookout and Keyhole Side Trails. Icers may be required.

Scotsdale Farm
Date: April 2, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 13. Meet at Party City/Winners building (Hwy 10 and $th Avenue in Orangeville.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5.2 km
We will car pool to Scottsdale farm, then hike a loop including Main Trail and Bennett Heritage and Maureen Smith Side Trails.

Rock Hill Park/Moss Haven
Date: April 9, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose).
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5.4 km
We will hike loops including Main Trail and the Rock Hill Park and Moss Haven Side Trails.

Oak Ridges Trail
Date: April 16, 2019, 9:30 AM – 3:30 AM
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 17. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners building (Hwy 10 at 4th Ave in Orangeville)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Easy
Distance: 10.7 km
We will hike from Palgrave to Coolihans Sideroad along the Oak Ridges and Bruce Trails.

Creemore Nature Preserve
Date: April 23, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Superburger (Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose)
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely  Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5 km
We will car pool to Creemore and explore the Creemore Nature Preserve trails.