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All organized hikes across all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs have been cancelled until at least June 30, 2020.

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Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Join us for this fundraiser for the BMBTC where we enjoy three days of hiking on the Bruce Peninsula.
Hike Leader(s): Jill Doble Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Description

Join us for this fundraiser for the BMBTC where we enjoy three
days of hiking on the Bruce Peninsula. Volunteer hike leaders
will offer a choice of three hikes each day: more difficult, intermediate and less difficult.
As all the hikes are on the Bruce Trail, the terrain will be variable, but usually quite rugged.
There are no ‘easy’ hikes, just less difficult. Being in good physical condition is imperative.
You must be an experienced hiker with appropriate footwear.

Accommodation (Tuesday & Wednesday nights), as well as 6
meals have been arranged at The Coach House Inn in Tobermory for Tues., Oct. 1 and Wed., Oct. 2, 2019.

Priority will be given to Bruce Trail Members. Please include
your Bruce Trail Conservancey member number.
Registrations will be accepted starting June 8th, 2018 after 7:00 am, after June 22nd.
If there is still availability, non-members may register. Please indicate the hike level you prefer in your email (less
difficult, intermediate, more difficult). Limited to 50 participants.

Contact Jill Doble for further information and to register at 705-293-0573 or doblejill@hotmail.com .

Tue Oct 0 1

Hilton Falls

9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls; meet at the parking lot off Campbellville Rd. From Hwy 401 go north on Rd. 25 (exit 320), west on 5 Sideroad which becomes Campbellville Rd. The entrance to Hilton Falls Conservation Area is on the right after Appleby Line. There is an entrance fee of $7 per person / $6 for seniors.
Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq 416-566-0503 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 – 12 km loop

Description

A leisurely hike encompassing parts of  Hilton Falls, Red Oak, Beaver Dam, and the Hilton Falls Side Trail.

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Join us for this fundraiser for the BMBTC where we enjoy three days of hiking on the Bruce Peninsula.
Hike Leader(s): Jill Doble Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Description

Join us for this fundraiser for the BMBTC where we enjoy three
days of hiking on the Bruce Peninsula. Volunteer hike leaders
will offer a choice of three hikes each day: more difficult, intermediate and less difficult.
As all the hikes are on the Bruce Trail, the terrain will be variable, but usually quite rugged.
There are no ‘easy’ hikes, just less difficult. Being in good physical condition is imperative.
You must be an experienced hiker with appropriate footwear.

Accommodation (Tuesday & Wednesday nights), as well as 6
meals have been arranged at The Coach House Inn in Tobermory for Tues., Oct. 1 and Wed., Oct. 2, 2019.

Priority will be given to Bruce Trail Members. Please include
your Bruce Trail Conservancey member number.
Registrations will be accepted starting June 8th, 2018 after 7:00 am, after June 22nd.
If there is still availability, non-members may register. Please indicate the hike level you prefer in your email (less
difficult, intermediate, more difficult). Limited to 50 participants.

Contact Jill Doble for further information and to register at 705-293-0573 or doblejill@hotmail.com .

Wed Oct 0 2

Short Hills - Wiley Road to Swayze Falls

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 9 km

Description

Wed Oct 0 2

Loree Forest Loop

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Huggins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 7.5 km

Description

We will carpool to the Lorree Forest parking lot in the Beaver
Valley section on the 21st Side Road. We will complete a tour of
the Forest, including the Lorree Forest Side Trail. Bring water
and a snack.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Kilbride roadside parking (km 98.8 Map 10) at the corner of No 7-Twiss Rd and No 8 Sideroad.
Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

Description

We will shuttle to Mount Nemo (km 88.2 Map 10)then hike 10 km to our cars stopping for lunch along the river. This may be lengthened by adding the 2.5 River and Ruin loop.

Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans.  Hike leader Cynthia Archer  archercynthiab@gmail.com  416 573 4236 This is the final hike of the Iroquoia End-2-End series.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at 10:00 am at Johnson’s Sideroad parking km 70.2 Map 26
Hike Leader(s): Scott Thompson Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 7 km

Description

We will carpool from Johnston’s Sideroad to Hogg’s Falls parking (63.2) for a hike which will highlight the early fall colours in the valley. Bring a snack and water.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

 

Wed Oct 0 2

Loopy Hike

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location: Dundas Valley
Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8km

Description

Meet at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre parking lot- the lot closest to the Trail Centre.  The entrance to the Trail Centre is located off Governors Road, Dundas.  Parking fee or Hamilton Conservation Authority pass.  Beginning at the Trail Centre we will hike two loops involving the Spring Creek, John White, Sawmill, Sulphur Creek and Main Trails.  Some hills.  Hiking boots. water, snack.  Hike Leader Janina Vanderpost 905-521-2296 kayakhiker1@gmail.com

 

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Join us for this fundraiser for the BMBTC where we enjoy three days of hiking on the Bruce Peninsula.
Hike Leader(s): Jill Doble Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Description

Join us for this fundraiser for the BMBTC where we enjoy three
days of hiking on the Bruce Peninsula. Volunteer hike leaders
will offer a choice of three hikes each day: more difficult, intermediate and less difficult.
As all the hikes are on the Bruce Trail, the terrain will be variable, but usually quite rugged.
There are no ‘easy’ hikes, just less difficult. Being in good physical condition is imperative.
You must be an experienced hiker with appropriate footwear.

Accommodation (Tuesday & Wednesday nights), as well as 6
meals have been arranged at The Coach House Inn in Tobermory for Tues., Oct. 1 and Wed., Oct. 2, 2019.

Priority will be given to Bruce Trail Members. Please include
your Bruce Trail Conservancey member number.
Registrations will be accepted starting June 8th, 2018 after 7:00 am, after June 22nd.
If there is still availability, non-members may register. Please indicate the hike level you prefer in your email (less
difficult, intermediate, more difficult). Limited to 50 participants.

Contact Jill Doble for further information and to register at 705-293-0573 or doblejill@hotmail.com .

Thu Oct 0 3

Photographing the Fall Colours

9:30 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Nature Walks
Location (Google Maps): Forks of the Credit Provincial Park off McLaren Road in Caledon. Parking fee.
Hike Leader(s): Gary Hall Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 6 km

Description

We’ll spend the morning photographing early fall colours in Forks of the Credit Provincial park. Bring your camera (SLR, Mirrorless, Point and Shoot, Cell Phone, etc.) and a small tripod if you have one.

Thu Oct 0 3

Iroquios Ridge

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Oakville Town Hall
Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 km

Description

A loop hike along Morrison Drainage Ditch through Iroquois woods and back by Town hall valley.

bring water, snack etc

Thu Oct 0 3

Optimist Heritage Trail to Christie Lake

10:00 AM-1:15 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location: Bullocks park in Greensville. Across from the Anglican Church on Highway 8
Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10-11km

Description

Starting on the Greenville Optimist Heritage trail to Christies Lake loop and back again. Please bring water and snack. No Dogs Please.

Thu Oct 0 3

Inglis Falls & Smith's Bush

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot behind the Grey-Sauble Conservation Authority head office.
237897 Inglis Falls Road, Owen Sound
Hike Leader(s): Carol Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be sections with water on the trail.
Distance: 5.5 km

Description

This will be a loop hike lasting approximately 2 hours. The trail passes through typical Niagara Escarpment terrain and a hardwood forest. A short stop will be made at Inglis Falls.  Map 32. For more information contact the hike leader at 519-374-5910.

Sat Oct 0 5

Niagara End to End #1 Woodend to Queenston

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at the Cairn, Queenston. Niagara Parkway. (Map 1, km 0.0) Carpool.

Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 15.2 km

Description

Sat Oct 0 5

Rockway to Louth & Back

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at Rockway Community Centre, 2021 Pelham Rd, Lincoln. (Map 3, km 45.1)

Hike Leader(s): Karen Limardi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 10 km

Description

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): David Little Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We will carpool up Scenic Caves Road to the parking lot at kilometer 63.8. The hike begins at kilometer 63.8 south along the
Bruce Trail to kilometer 60.1. From here we follow the Mission
Road Side Trail back to the parking lot. The hike is about 8 kilometers. Bring water and a snack.

Sat Oct 0 5

History of Crooks Hollow Walk

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Education Hike
Location (Google Maps): opposite 745 Crooks Hollow Road on the south side, Please note Hwy # 8 is closed due to erosion on a section so do a google map search to find best route
Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: ~ 5 km

Description

Part of IBTC education series. Join local historian enthusiast Rosemary Horsewood as she leads us on a walk through this once busy industrial area dating back to 1803.  We’ll start at Crooks Hollow dam and walk back to Crooks Hollow to point out the Miller’s houses then walk along Spencer’s Creek and talk about Darnley Grist Mill, Bullocks Corner and houses that still stand from this period.

PLEASE NOTE Highway # 8 has a washed out section so you will not be able to take normal route up #8.  Please check Google map or some other direction app to figure out your route or call me 905-637-7136

Meet at Crooks Hollow Parking Lot on south side left if heading west on Crooks Hollow Road just past 745 Crooks Hollow Raod. GPS 43°16’36.6″N 80°00’03.4”W   Arrive at 8:45 am for sign-in, introductions and instructions. LIMIT 20 people.  Please register with hike leader Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136, 

Bring snacks and water and be aware that if the weather is warm biting insects may still be around.  Ticks are also in our area. To learn more about ticks go to https://conservationhamilton.ca/ticks-and-lyme-disease/    Learn about Crooks Hollow here http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/crooks-hollow-historical-trail 

Optional refreshment stop after. 

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
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

Description

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.

Sat Oct 0 5

Blue Mountains - Devil's Glen, Map 22

10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: General
Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at km 30.1 Map 22.
Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 km

Description

We will follow the Main Trail south then return on the Mad River Side Trail to our starting point. Leader’s cell phone 905-301-4091.

Sat Oct 0 5

Junior Hikers/City View Park/King Rd. Loop

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Junior Hiker
Location (Google Maps): City View Park/Burlington
Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: Approximately 4 km.

Description

This hike is a chance to explore and enjoy this section of the trail between Burlington and Waterdown. Beautiful any time of the year, it is spectacular when the leaves change colour. Great views towards the lake. With luck we may spot some late leaving Turkey Vultures.  Meet in the south parking lot of City View Park on the east side of Kerns Rd.for an 11:00 am. start Bring a snack and water.  Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking: Drive south from Mono Mills (Hwy #9 and Airport Rd) for 3Km. Turn east on to Coolihans SR. and travel 1.1Km. At this point the Bruce Trail crosses Coolihans SR. (there are signs on both sides of the road). Park at the side of the road (Coolihans SR.). Meet in this road side parking.
Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5km

Description

Loop hike exploring the Dingle, Trout Ponds and ORTA Trailhead, south of Glen Haffey CA.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Metcalfe Rock parking lot, 10th Line.
Hike Leader(s): Judy Galloway Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Leisurely, Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: Approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours km

Description

Celebrate Bruce Trail Day with an exploratory hike in the Metcalfe Rock area.  This is an imposing piece of escarpment which you’ll see from below and above.  Watch rock climbers tackle the heights, see the fall colours across the landscape.  There may be an opportunity to do a bit of scrambling yourself if the group feels energetic.

Sun Oct 0 6

BRUCE TRAIL DAY - Event

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Event Hikes
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Niagara College, Greenhouses, Niagara-on-the-Lake campus, 135 Taylor Road.
Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km

Description

A trail-wide celebration of hiking & conservation. Bring family & friends to learn more about the Bruce Trail. Hike at 2pm

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at the corner of Cole’s Sideroad & Taylor Sideroad. Taylor Sideroad is the first road north of Kemble off of Kemble Rock Rd..
N 44.733240 W 80.958269
Hike Leader(s): Frank Schoenhoeffer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less, Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

Description

Come out and celebrate Bruce Trail Day by enjoying a hike on this beautiful Bruce Trail property.

Further details are posted on sydenhambrucetrail.ca  on the Events page.

Sun Oct 0 6

George Nicholson Memorial Trail

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Leisurely
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Happy Rolfs parking lot. 650 Read Rd.
Hike Leader(s): Audrey Lopez Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6 km

Description

Mon Oct 0 7

Forks of the Credit

9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): Map 14 & 15 ED 29 Marker 8.8
Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 14 k km

Description

We will start at the parking area and hike to Belfountain. We will then follow River Rd to Shaw Rd to Cataract Trail to Quarryman’s Trail and back to the car

RSVP by email wlr8362@gmail.com
Cancellations the morning of the hike call my cell 289-456-3498
Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellent and no dogs please
There will be a refreshment stop afterwards
I will advise the responders if there will be a meet place in Milton for carpooling to the hike site

Tue Oct 0 8

Sydenham - Walters Falls

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet on 2nd Concession S. to carpool to the start of the hike on St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline. Map 29
Hike Leader(s): Mike Arkless Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 7 km

Description

The hike will go through the Walters Falls Management Area and we will walk along both sides of the river taking in Walters Falls itself.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

Tue Oct 0 8

Petun Conservation Area/Osler Bluffs Loop

9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Tuesday Hike
Location: Blue Mountain Section, Map 23. Meet at Superburger, intersection of Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose. We will car pool to the hike.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 7.7 km

Description

We will hike a loop consisting of Main Trail and John Haigh Side Trail.

Tue Oct 0 8

Scotsdale Farm

10:00 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm Parking lot. Take Hwy 401 west to Trafalgar Rd. (exit 328). Follow Trafalgar Road north to Hwy 7, turn left (West) on Hwy 7 and drive about 4 km to Trafalgar Road. Follow Trafalgar North about 2 km to Scotsdale Farm on the right side of the road.
Hike Leader(s): Tessa Shelvey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 9 km

Description

Pretty loop hike incorporating a mixture of main and side trails. Some rocky footing.

Wed Oct 0 9

Speyside

9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Map 12 ED 29 near marker 13.9
Take highway 25, north of the 401 to 17 sideroad and turn right. The meeting place is at the end of 17
Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: approximatley 16 k km

Description

We will start with the Vanderleck side trail and the Canada Goose side trail to Limehouse and then the main trail back to the cars

RSVP by email wlr8362@gmail.com
Cancellations the morning of the hike call my cell 289-456-3498
Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellent and no dogs please

Wed Oct 0 9

Eugenia Falls - Beaver Valley

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): Allison Thomas Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 7 km

Description

We will carpool to the parking lot at Eugenia Falls, km 56.2 in
the Beaver Valley section. Our hike will be south from there to
Hogg’s Falls Km 63.3, passing through mainly forested areas
with some open country. We will take time to view the waterfalls at each end of the hike.
Bring water and a snack.

Wed Oct 0 9

Port Dalhousie Carousel

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Lakeside Park near carousel, in St. Catharines
Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Sanctuary Park, Dundas. Meet at parking lot at end of Sanctuary Drive (off Pleasant Ave.)
Hike Leader(s): Stella Parr Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We will walk along Spring Creek Trail to the trail centre and return via Sulphur Creek.

Leader: Stella Parr. 905-628-6436 or scparr@yahoo.ca

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at Metcalfe Rock parking lot on 10th Line, near km 27.9 Map 25 We will carpool to 12th Sideroad.
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 9.1 km

Description

This hike will pass the historic Old Mail Road which was used from the 1830’s until the 1850’s.  We then continue until the culmination of the hike at the spectacular Metcalfe Rock, where a bit of scrambling will be optional!

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

Thu Oct 1 0

Mt Nemo - North and South Loops

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location: Mt Nemo (main parking lot) off of Guelph Line just South of Lowville. Conservation Pass required or fee to park.
Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 6km

Description

You won’t want to miss this hike! The leisurely pace will give ample opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the fall colours from high up on the escarpment. Please bring water, a snack and a camera!!!

Option to lunch at Wundeba Restaurant just South of Mt Nemo on Guelph Line Rd. following hike

Contact Info: jsmith62@cogeco.ca or (905)332-7254; hike morning use cell (905)749-0914

Thu Oct 1 0

Fall Colours Photography Hike

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Nature Walks
Location (Google Maps): Depart: 9:30 a.m. from roadside parking on 2nd Line Mono at entrance to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north to Dufferin Road 8, about 10 km north of Orangeville. Follow Road 8 to Mono Centre, then continue north on the 2nd Line to the end of the road. Please park on the east shoulder of the road.
Hike Leader(s): Hamish Duthie Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

A scenic photo hike around the loops of the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, including McCarston`s Lake. We will have ample opportunity to photograph the fall colours, see a variety of forest types and geological features, and with excellent views from lookout points. Bring a camera and a tripod or monopod. Refreshments afterwards. Please register beforehand with Hamish so we can reschedule in case of inclement weather.

Thu Oct 1 0

Hilton Falls in the Fall

10:00 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area
Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

Description

Hilton Falls never ceases to please, especially if there has been a recent rain. Come and explore the trails of this popular area. Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area for a 10:00 am. start. Hilton Falls is located on Sideroad 5 between Guelph Line and Highway 25, (also know as Campbellville Rd. or Regional Rd.9). Map 11. Bring lunch and water. Parking Fee in effect or Conservation pass. Leader: Phillip Armstrong 416 895 3937 hikingrandpa@gmail.com

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
Hike Leader(s): Carol Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
Distance: 8.2 km

Description

This loop hike will start at the East Linton Side Trail just north of Owen Sound and will follow the main trail, the Ron Savage Side Trail and the Frank Holley Side Trail. A variety of terrain features and vegetation will be seen. This hike will last approximately 2 to 3 hours. Bring water and snacks.  Map 33. For more information contact the hike leader at 519-374-5910.

Sat Oct 1 2

Niagara End to End #2 Decew to Woodend

9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at entrance to Woodend Conservation Area on Taylor Rd. NOTL (Map 2, km 15.2) Carpool.

Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 16 km

Description

Sat Oct 1 2

Kinsmen Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at Kinsmen Park, Beamsville. (Map 4, km 66.9)

Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sat Oct 1 2

Crawford Lake/Calcium Pits

9:00 AM-3:30 AM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Calcium Pits roadside parking where the Main Trail crosses Twiss Road north of Derry Road. Map 11, Km 103.8.
Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 15 kms

Description

Join us for a shuttle hike from Crawford Lake to the Calcium Pits on the Main Trail, the Crawford Lake Side Trail and the Leech Porter Side Trail.  Be prepared for a giant snapping turtle in Crawford Lake and turkey vultures over the Nassagaweya Canyon.  Comfy lunch at the Visitors Centre.  Bring hiking boots, 2.5L of water, lunch and sunscreen.  We will start at 9 am sharp so please arrive by 8:45 am to sign in prior.  Pre-registration required at stuarthikes@gmail.com.

Sat Oct 1 2

Petun Side Trail Loop

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): Bert Beausoleil Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 6.2 km

Description

We will carpool to km 58.1 on Grey Rd 19. We will hike along
the Petun side trail until we come to the main trail. We will turn
north when we reach the Second Line and follow it back to the
cars.

Sat Oct 1 2

Humber Valley Heritage Trail

9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the large paved parking lot for the Humber Valley Heritage Trail, located along the Emil Kolb Parkway. This is about 2 km. west of Highway 50 and 2 km. south of Castlederg Road, in the Town of Caledon. Look for the sign for Duffy’s Lane. Use Caledon, not Kleinburg, to put in GPS coordinates.
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 12 km.

Description

We will car shuttle to begin the hike at the northern terminus of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail, then hike through a variety of terrain back to the initial meeting point.  Bring water, lunch and sturdy footwear.

Sat Oct 1 2

Hockley Valley Area

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Introductory
Location (Google Maps): Km 44.3 Trail Guide Edition 29, Map 18
Airport Road, north of Highway 9, East on 5th Sideroad, approximately 0.5 km to parking area
Hike Leader(s): Louise Carberry Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 6 km

Description

This hike will explore Hockleycrest Side Trail and Harmony Side Trail and the main trail north east of Airport Road and 5 Sideroad. In the winter, some of these trails are groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. We will also pay a visit to the Dr. Philip Gosling Nature Reserve, which is located nearby.

 

Sat Oct 1 2

Dodds Hill Loop

2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location: The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
Hike Leader(s): Carol Mullin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be muddy sections.
Distance: 4.5 km

Description

Map 34, start approx. 142.0 . Come and enjoy this hike along the top of the escarpment, through a fissure and a portion of the dolostone outcrop with beautiful views of the islands.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Junior Hiker
Location (Google Maps): Depart from parking at 73.2 km map 9, N 43.331568 W 79.880989 on Mountain Brow Road. We will follow the Norman Pearson Side Trail to the main Trail. Note that the blue trail crosses a road where children will require close attention. The side trail joins the main trail at Grindstone Creek. Turn north (right) at the main trail that will lead you back to your car. The creek is near the halfway point providing a good place to picnic.
Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

Description

Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans.  Hike leader Cynthia Archer  archercynthiab@gmail.com  416 573 4236 Note that the trail later climbs a steep hillside where children will need close attention as it follows the watershed up to The Great Falls. A second road crossing will also need close parental guidance.

Sun Oct 1 3

Clearview/Pines loop

1:15 PM

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location: Meet in the north-east corner of the parking lot at Home Depot on Highway 26 on the east side of Owen Sound.
Hike Leader(s): Judy Kirsten Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: 4.6 km

Description

This loop hike passes through cedar and hardwood forests and includes a beautiful stream valley.

Map 31

Mon Oct 1 4

Rotary Park - Monthly Hike

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at Rotary Park, Pelham Road, St.Catharines.

Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
9 km

Description

Mon Oct 1 4

Rim of Africa

8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Night
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Wiley Road parking lot.
Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km

Description

Bring headlamp/flashlight, hiking poles and bug spray.

Tue Oct 1 5

Fall colours in Glen Haffy - map 17

9:30 AM-1:15 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location (Google Maps): Meet at dead end of Innis Lake Rd. (km 33.2). From Airport Rd., go east on Finnerty Sideroad 1.5 km, then turn left onto Innis Lake Rd.
Hike Leader(s): Barbara Euler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 16 km

Description

Celebrate fall on the Main Trail, a side trail and part of the Oak Ridges Trail. The leaves should be starting to turn. Some fairly challenging hills but worth it for the views. If you would like a shorter hike (a loop of approximately 10 km), you can meet us at 10:30 where the trail crosses Coolihan’s Sideroad (km 35.1)

Tue Oct 1 5

Forks of the Credit Loop

9:30 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Tuesday Hike
Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills, Map 15. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners at Hwy 10 and 4th Ave in Orangeville at 9:30 am or roadside parking on Forks of the Credit Rd (Km 8.6) at 9:45 am.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 6.2 km

Description

We will hike a loop consisting of Main Trail and Dorothy Medhurst Side Trail.

Wed Oct 1 6

Hope Bay Loop

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: 12.6 kms

Description

This hike will follow the main trail and Rush Cove, Pease and Jackson’s Cove Side Trails. Much of the trail is through forest, but where the main trail follows the escarpment, there will be great views over Georgian Bay. Bring a lunch and water. Approximately 4-5 hours. Map 37. This is a joint hike with Sydenham Club. For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

Wed Oct 1 6

Lavender to Dunedin Reserve

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): Mary-lynne Chenard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 9.5 km

Description

We will carpool to approximately km 8.5 (the exit of the Dunedin Reserve) where we will leave some cars and then proceed to
the start of the hike at the parking area near the cemetery, 1 km
east of Lavender on Mulmar/Nottawasaga Townline. We will
hike along the road until we reach Lavender where km 0.0 is the
start of the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail. We will continue hiking
until we reach the exit of the Dunedin Nature Reserve. Bring
water and a lunch.

Wed Oct 1 6

Hope Bay Loop

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
Distance: 12.6 kms

Description

This hike will follow the main trail and Rush Cove, Pease and Jackson’s Cove Side Trails.  Much of the trail is through forest, but where the main trail follows the escarpment, there will be great views over Georgian Bay.  Bring a lunch and water.  Approximately 4-5 hours.  Map 37.  This is a joint hike with Beaver Valley Club. For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

Wed Oct 1 6

Hikers R Us - Limehouse ConservationArea

9:00 AM-1:30 AM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Limehouse Conservation Area Toronto Section, Map 12 ,Km 20.4
Hike Leader(s): Ronald Granger Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

Description

Form 401 north on Trafalgar to hwy #7 turn left go to county road# 22 turn left to Limehouse cross bridge turn left on fifth line to baseball diamonds parking lot on your left.

Wed Oct 1 6

Allanburg Loop

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at the Allanburg Bridge Hwy 20 Parking lot on the west side of the bridge (Map 3)

Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8 km

Description

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation (Governors Rd entrance)
Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 7 to 8 km

Description

A loop through the park. Please bring water and a snack. No dogs please

There is a charge for entrance to park of $10 or free with Hamilton Conservation Pass.

Thu Oct 1 7

Photographing the Fall Colours

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Nature Walks
Location (Google Maps): Quarryside Nature Reserve at the north end of Chinguacousy Road north of Olde Base Line in Caledon.
Hike Leader(s): Gary Hall Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing

Description

We’ll spend the morning photographing the fall colours and interesting features of the Quarryside Nature Reserve. There is no groomed trail on the property. Bring your camera (SLR, Mirrorless, Point and Shoot or cell phone) as well as a small tripod if you have one.

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Van Wagners Beach Road just west of Hutch’s near the red brick structure. From there we will carpool to Jordan. Allow 5 hours round trip. Anyone planning to go directly to Jordan please advise leader for directions.
Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

Description

Starting in the village of Jordan we will hike down to Twenty-Mile Creek and then climb upstream the spectacular trail to Balls Falls Conservation Area. After lunch we will return to Jordan via a different route. With luck we will see spawning salmon and spectacular fall colours. Some hills and rocky sections. Bring water, snack, lunch and bug spray.  To contact hike leader: Text/phone: 905-320-6513 or email: termarintl@gmail.com

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Education Hike
Location (Google Maps): Sand Box Beach Bar, Confederation Beach Park, 680 Waterfront Trail Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: ~2-4 km

Description

This is a gentle urban walk on paved trail designed for those slowing down or just starting.  Caregivers with strollers welcome.  Trail is paved with some grass spots at the memorial Guest leaders are Marian Toth & Gary Wrathall local history buffs.  Meet at 9:50 am at The Sandbox Beach Bar, 680 Waterfront Tail to sign up. Enter through the Confederation Park Gates and follow signs to Beaches Grill (Old name for The Sandbox Beach Bar )where there is ample parking and washrooms open to the public.We will walk along the Waterfront Trail to the War of 1812 Naval Memorial Garden and Baranga’s on the Beach to discuss the history of those locations. We will pass some environmentally sensitive areas along the way and see some of the ways the Hamilton Conservation Authority is working to keep waterways healthy. We will return to the Sandbox Beach Bar where coffee and a snack can be purchased.  For more information please contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136. Please note cancelled for thunderstorms, heavy  or high winds. 

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot at the Mono Community Centre (200 m south of Mono Centre) Map 19
Hike Leader(s): Bruce King;Val Jones Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 8 km

Description

This is a loop hike using side trails and main trail in Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.  Optional lunch to follow at Mono Cliffs Inn.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

Fri Oct 1 8

Bruce Peninsula National Park Weekend

7:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Tobermory
Hike Leader(s): Greg Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

Tobermory/National Park Weekend. Oct. 18,19,20  Two nights. We arrive in Tobermory Fri. 18 Oct. in time for dinner at 7:00pm. We will walk the trails of the National Park for two days.We will visit the Grotto, Singing Sands and the Burnt Point loop. This weekend is restricted to those staying with us at the Princess Hotel 877-901-8282 for cost and a reservation.

Fri Oct 1 9

Bruce Peninsula National Park Weekend

7:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Tobermory
Hike Leader(s): Greg Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

Tobermory/National Park Weekend. Oct. 18,19,20  Two nights. We arrive in Tobermory Fri. 18 Oct. in time for dinner at 7:00pm. We will walk the trails of the National Park for two days.We will visit the Grotto, Singing Sands and the Burnt Point loop. This weekend is restricted to those staying with us at the Princess Hotel 877-901-8282 for cost and a reservation.

Sat Oct 1 9

Official Iroquoia E2E - Hike 1: 33.1 km

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia

Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6
Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 33.1 km

Description

Registration for this event is now closed.

The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

(Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

Sat Oct 1 9

A Surprise Hike

8:30 AM

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): Hart Fischer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 15 km

Description

We will carpool to the start of the hike which will be somewhere
close to or part of the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Section.

All participants please call Hart beforehand – (705) 606-0507

Bring water and a lunch.

Sat Oct 1 9

End to End #3 Staff Avenue to Decew

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)

Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 22.5 km

Description

Sat Oct 1 9

Wetland Ridge Loop

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at Woodend Cons. Area, Taylor Road (Map 2)

Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 8 km

Description

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Hike Leader(s): Gilles Gagnon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 18 km

Description

Meet  at the upper end of the Old Ancaster Inn north side parking lot (per directions below). From there make our way to the top of Dundas Valley and back, taking in the lovely hamlet of Mineral Springs and a number of  rolling  trails throughout the conservation  area.   Also look forward to the last of Fall colours in the area.

DIRECTION:  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 Old Ancaster Inn.

Sat Oct 1 9

"What's a Fen?" Nature Walk

9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Education Hike
Location (Google Maps): Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve, 7th Concession, W. Flamborough, Hamilton
Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
Distance: 5km

Description

Part of the IBTC education series of walks.  This walk takes will take us through Quarry Trail within this ecological preserve on the corner of 7th Concession just north of Gore Road in West Flamborough.  Part of the Hamilton Conservation Authority We’ll meet at the free parking lot located at 43.4136 N 80.1204W.  We’ll be taking the double loops of the trail with several stops to talk about the history and ecology of this unique wetland called a fen.  Please arrive at 8:45 AM so we can start at 9 am. Contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca to register. Bring water and a snack. Optional refreshment after walk.

HCA map of trails:  http://conservationhamilton.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2016/06/fletcher-main1.pdf

Sat Oct 1 9

Bike and Hike

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: Hike & Bike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at 65.0 on Map 31 which is on Irish Block Rd 0.5 km north of Highway 26.
Hike Leader(s): Dave Sykes Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
Distance: Bike 7 km & hike 19.6 km.

Description

From the meet location we will bike for 7 km to 45.4 on Map 30 which is on St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline 1.7 km north of Highway 26. After this we will hike back along the main trail for 19.6 km to the meet location. Bring a bike, bike lock, water and snacks. For more information phone Paul Dixon at 519-372-7691 or email Dave Sykes at dgsykes28@gmail.com.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking at Windy Lane Dr near km 77 to car pool to the parking on Sideroad 16C (access from 7th Line) at km 87.7 Map 26/27
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Hayworth Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 11 km

Description

We will car pool to Sideroad 16C (access from 7th Line) at km 87.7 and will then follow the Bruce trail south along the escarpment edge back to our cars.  Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

Sat Oct 1 9

Jordan/Balls Falls, Map 4

9:30 AM-2:30 AM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Van Wagners Beach Road just west of Hutch’s near the red brick structure. From there we will carpool to Jordan. Allow 5 hours round trip – expect heavy traffic. Anyone planning to go directly to Jordan please advise leader for directions.
Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

Starting in the village of Jordan we will hike down to Twenty-Mile Creek and then climb upstream the spectacular trail to Balls Falls Conservation Area. After lunch we will return to Jordan via a different route. With luck we will see spawning salmon and spectacular fall colours. Some hills and rocky sections. Bring water, snack and lunch

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): Heather Wintermeyer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 6.7 km

Description

We will carpool to km 32.7 on Grey Rd 10, and hike through a
pretty section known as Duntroon Crevice Heights. The hike will
descend into Devil’s Glen, then proceed along the Mad River
side trail to the village of Glen Huron, where the hike will end.
Bring water and a snack.

Fri Oct 2 0

Bruce Peninsula National Park Weekend

7:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Tobermory
Hike Leader(s): Greg Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

Tobermory/National Park Weekend. Oct. 18,19,20  Two nights. We arrive in Tobermory Fri. 18 Oct. in time for dinner at 7:00pm. We will walk the trails of the National Park for two days.We will visit the Grotto, Singing Sands and the Burnt Point loop. This weekend is restricted to those staying with us at the Princess Hotel 877-901-8282 for cost and a reservation.

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Maps 20 & 21, Km 45.7 to Km 29.4 (Whitfield)
Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 16.3 km

Description

Pre-register by contacting the hike leader, Frieda Baldwin. Hike details will be provided following pre-registration.

Sun Oct 2 0

Official Iroquoia E2E - Hike 2: 30.0 km

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia

Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6
Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 30.0 km

Description

Registration for this event is now closed.

The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

(Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

Sun Oct 2 0

Skinners Bluff

1:15 PM

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location: Kemble Arena, Georgian Bluffs. This is located on the east side of Kemble Rock Rd approximately 200 m south of Concession 20 in Kemble.
Hike Leader(s): Danuta Valleau Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
Distance: 3 – 4 km

Description

We will carpool from the Kemble Arena parking lot to the start of hike BT Map #34, 156.1.  Depending on the group, the hike will take 1.5 to 2 hours and follow the main trail, returning on the Chris Walker side trail. Please call 519-378-5630 for more information or to confirm.

 

 

Sun Oct 2 0

Fonthill Loop

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Urban
Location (Google Maps):

Meet-pkg lot Harold Black Park, Haist Rd., Fonthill.

Hike Leader(s): Diane Marlatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Tue Oct 2 2

Tuesday Weekly Hike - Location Rotary Park

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Rotary Park, Pelham road, st, catharines
Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 9 km

Description

Tue Oct 2 2

Crawford Lake Loop Hike

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Tuesday Hike
Location (Google Maps): Iroquoia Section, Map 11. Meet at parking on the east side of the Party City/Winners building, Hwy 10 at 4th Ave in Orangeville at 9:30 am, or at the Visitor Centre at Crawford Lake Conservation Area, off of Guelph Line, south of Campbellville at 10:30 am.
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 6 km

Description

We will hike a 6 km loop consisting of Main Trail and Crawford Lake Side Trail.  A coffee/lunch stop will follow.

Tue Oct 2 2

CANCELLED - Hockley Nature Reserve

10:00 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location (Google Maps): Trail Guide Edition 29, Map 18
Take Highway 10 or Airport Road north to Hockley Rd. The 3rd line is midway between these two main roads. Meet at the designated parking area on the 3rd Line about 2 km north of Hockley Road.
Hike Leader(s): Louise Carberry Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

We will hike the Isabel East Side Trail, the Main Trail, The Cam Snell Side Trail and the Glen Cross Side Trail. The terrain is undulating and mostly hardwood forests with several streams flowing in the ravines.

Wed Oct 2 3

Credit River Loop

9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Erindale Park, 1695 Dundas St W. Mississauga
Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 14 km

Description

Meet in the parking lot closet to the washrooms

This will be a loop hike via the Sawmill Creek trail and the over to the Credit River and down to our cars.

Bring lunch, water etc.

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): Carl Wintermeyer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 6.2 km

Description

We will carpool to km 100.7 on Sideroad 25 in the Beaver Valley
section, where the hike will start. We leave cars at the end of
the hike at km 106.5 on Grey Rd 7. We will hike through a mixture of forested trails and open meadows. We will also hike for
about one km through a Nature Reserve newly purchased by the
Bruce Trail Conservancy. Bring water and a snack.

Wed Oct 2 3

Port Dalhousie Lighthouse

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at the lighthouse on Lighthouse Rd, off Lakeshore Rd in St. Catharines.

Hike Leader(s): Gary & Donna Sands Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 9 km

Description

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley C/A off Governor’s Rd in Dundas. Meet in the parking lot closest to the rail center.
Hike Leader(s): Connie Rusynyk Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Fast – 5+ km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We will hike the main loop branching off on the blue trail to Canterbury Falls and and also along the Monarch Trail. Bring water, snack and lunch.

Thu Oct 2 4

Jerseyville -Homestead Trail

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Directions: From Hamilton take 403 to West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3rd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd. and turn right. Just pass the high school the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

Walk through spring Valley to the Homestead trail and back to cars. Please bring snack and water. No dogs Please

Thu Oct 2 4

Ski Hills and Penstocks

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at Beaver Valley Ski Club lower parking lot off Grey Rd 30. Map 26
Hike Leader(s): Ed Stedman Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections, Strenuous
Length of Hike: approx. 9.6 km

Description

We will carpool from the ski club to car pool to Ed’s house (194700 Grey Rd 13) at km 50.  We will go south on the main trail to the Campbell’s/Graham’s Hill side trail and then North on the main trail, up and down the ski hills and back to the parking lot.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
Hike Leader(s): Carol Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
Distance: 7.6 km

Description

The hike begins at the west end of Dawson Road, north of Owen Sound, and will follow northwards along the main trail, go around the Ross McLean Side Trail and return. There will be a steep climb at the start as the route ascends the Dawson Road Side Trail. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. Bring snacks and water. Map 34. For more information contact the hike leader at 519-374-5910.

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20, Km 29.4 to Km 15.2 (Primrose)
Hike Leader(s): Frieda Baldwin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 14.2 km

Description

Pre-register by contacting the hike leader, Frieda Baldwin. Hike details will be provided following pre-registration.

Sat Oct 2 6

Official Iroquoia E2E - Hike 3: 32.5 km

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia

Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9
Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
Distance: 32.5 km

Description

Registration for this event is now closed.

The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

(Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Car Pool
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at Louth Conservation Area parking lot on Staff Ave. Jordan. (Map 4, near km 49.3) Carpool.

Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 15.2 km

Description

Sat Oct 2 6

Mono Cliffs

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): Rosemary Petrie Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10 km

Description

We will carpool to Mono Cliffs village and park in the lot near
the Rec. Centre. We will follow various trails within the park,
mainly the Bruce trail main and side trails. Varied terrain, some
great views, hilly but really beautiful. Optional lunch at the
Mono Cliffs Inn – a very pleasant watering hole!

Sat Oct 2 6

Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Bruce Trail parking lot on Hockley Road, west of Airport Road, Mono
Hike Leader(s): Helen Bailey, Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9.5 km

Description

We will hike in the Tom East, Isabel East and Glen Cross Side Trails.

Sat Oct 2 6

Short Hills Loop

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at the Pelham Road entrance of Short Hills Provincial Park.

Hike Leader(s): Trudy Senesi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Sat Oct 2 6

Kelso Conservation Area

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Introductory
Location (Google Maps): Kelso Conservation parking lot is at NW corner of Steeles and Bell School Line.
Directions: Take Hwy 401 west toward Milton. Exit at Regional Rd. 25 South. Turn right (west) on Steeles Ave. Follow for 4 km to Bell School Line and paid parking lot on right.
Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney, cell phone 905-301-4091 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 9 km

Description

We will hike along the edge of the Escarpment in Kelso Conservation area. Fine views over the Escarpment.

Sun Oct 2 7

Official Iroquoia E2E - Hike 4: 27.2 km

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia

Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.
Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely

Description

Registration for this event is now closed.

The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

(Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

For more information visit Iroquoia End to End 2019.  Contact the organizer by email at iroquoiabtcevents@gmail.com or after September 9th by phone (905) 331-7317.

REGISTRATION:

Participants must register and pay online through Eventbrite.ca. There will be no cheques or cash accepted on any day of the event. Tickets must be purchased in the name of the partcipant.

Registration begins June 1, 2019 and ends October 5, 2019

Purchase tickets here starting June 1: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/iroquoia-bruce-trail-official-end-to-end-2019-tickets-59167389254

Sun Oct 2 7

Discovery Badge Blitz Hike Two

9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: General
Location (Google Maps): Hockley Road Parking Lot – located on the north side of Hockley Road. From Hwy 10 turn east onto Hockley Road/Dufferin County Road 7 and drive for approximately 5 kilometres to the parking lot.
Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
Terrain: Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 20 km shuttle hike

Description

Hike Two of the “Discovery Badge Blitz Series” combines Caledon Hill’s Discovery Hikes 3 and 4, exploring Hockley Valley, including the Hockley Heights, Hemlock Ridge, Glacier Valley, and Griffith Ravine Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. See Sunday November 17 for details pertaining to the final hike in the series. Join one or all. Hikers completing all three “Badge Blitz” hikes will receive their Discovery badge on the final hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)

Sun Oct 2 7

STEPS, STEPS, STEPS!

9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location: Top of the Chedoke Stairs on Scenic Drive at Upper Paradise on the West Mountain
Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

Description

An energetic way to start your Day!  Back again this year!  Meet at 9:00am at the top of the Chedoke Stairs on Scenic Drive at Upper Paradise on the West Mountain.  We will then carpool to the parking lot at the Albion Falls Lookout (north of Albion Falls), and do all 7 sets of escarpment stairs, including Kenilworth & Uli’s Stairs.  In between the sets of stairs we will hike parts of the BruceTrail and the Rail Trails.   The fall colours should be out!  We will stop just over half way at the Tim’s on Concession Street for a short snack break.  We should be done between 1:30pm and 2pm. Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.  Rain back up date is Sunday Nov 3rd

Directions: From Garth Street take Scenic Drive west to Upper Paradise.  The parking lot is on your right (across from the start of Upper Paradise). If there is no room in the parking lot you can park on the street.  From the 403, take the Linc to Golf Links and turn left on Golf Links that becomes Mohawk.  Then turn left (north) on to Upper Paradise until the end at Scenic Drive (parking lot will be straight ahead)

Leader: Paul Lewis (905) 331-8600, or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location: The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
Hike Leader(s): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
Distance: 4.2 km

Description

Map 35 – Loop hike with a variety of interesting terrain. For more information w.snel2@gmail.com or (519) 470-0584

Sun Oct 2 7

Twelve Mile Creek Loop

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Glendale Avenue (old Glendale Road) near Pelham road parking lot , st catharines, Ontario, Canada
Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk, Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 24 km

Description

Sun Oct 2 7

Hermitage History Walk

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Education Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Road, Dundas
Hike Leader(s): Gary Wrathall Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 5 km

Description

Part of the IBTC series of education hikes. Meeting at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre we’ll walk up to the Hermitage ruins on the Main Loop and talk about the history then walk back along same path. Please arrive at 1:45 pm so we can start at 2 pm sharp. Bring water and a snack. Optional refreshment stop after.

Dundas Trail Map http://conservationhamilton.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/03/Dundas-Valley-Brochure-2019.pdf

Contact Gary gary.wrathall@sympatico.ca

Mon Oct 2 8

Limehouse Combo Loop

9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Limehouse, Canada Goose and Vanderleck Side Trail. 4th Line and 22nd Sideroad
Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 14k km

Description

Park at Bruce Trail Parking Lot on 22nd Sideroad west of 4th Line in Limehouse.  We will hike the Canada Goose side trail, pick up the main trail and head south of 17th Sideroad. We will loop back on Vanderleck Side Trail and past pond where we may see Muskrat Dwelling. Trail is fairly flat with rocky bits. Bring snack, lunch, water. No dogs. Pub or refreshment stop afterwards.

stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

Mon Oct 2 8

Trout Hollow Meaford

9:30 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at Beautiful Joe Park in Meaford.
Hike Leader(s): Audrey Woods-Dobie Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Leisurely, Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 1 to 1 1/2 hours km

Description

This hike will take us along the historically significant northwest side of the Bighead River.

Participant Guidelines

  1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
  2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
  3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
  4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
  5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
  6. Please leave dogs at home.

Tue Oct 2 9

Short Hills - Wiley Road Entrance

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Meet at Short Hills Wiley Road entrance, Parking Lot C

Hike Leader(s): Sheila Massey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Distance: 9 km

Description

Tue Oct 2 9

Terra Cotta Loop

9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: Tuesday Hike
Location (Google Maps): Toronto Section, Map 14. Meet at parking on east side of Party City/Winners at Hwy 10 and 4th Ave in Orangeville at 9:30 am or at roadside parking on Heritage Rd, 1.2 km south of 32 Sideroad (Ballinafad Rd), where the Main Trail crosses, at 10:00 am
Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 11.3 km

Description

We will hike a loop consisting of Main Trail and Terra Cotta Side Trail. Note: This route is not reflected in Edition 29. You can find a current map on the Trail Reroute pages of the Bruce Trail Conservancy website. Bring lunch, water and snacks.

Tue Oct 2 9

Rattlesnake Point & Crawford Lake

9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
Category: Tuesday Hikers
Location (Google Maps): Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area Parking lot, lower level. Entrance fee per person $7, seniors $6.
BT map 11.
Directions: From Hwy 401 exit 312, take Guelph Line (Rd. 1) north. Very soon, go right (east) on Campbellville Road 3.5 km, right (south) on Appleby Line 5.5 km, right into Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area.
Hike Leader(s): Bill McDonald Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 15 km loop

Description

From Rattlesnake Point we will hike the Rattlesnake Point Side Trail, the main trail and the Crawford Lake Side Trail to the Visitors’ Centre at Crawford Lake. We will have a rest/lunch stop here before looping back to Rattlesnake Point.
Afterwards: refreshment/pub stop.
There is no dropout point. No dogs please.

Wed Oct 3 0

Dundas Valley Loop from Sanctuary Park

9:00 AM-2:00 AM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Sanctuary Park, Dundas. Take Old Ancaster to Pleasant and turn right. Take Pleasant to Sanctuary Drive and turn right. Park is at end of street.
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Merz Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 to 14km

Description

We will hike various trails such as Spring Creek, Main loop, Sulpher creek, Monarch, Canterbury Falls Loop and some rail trail.  The trail is quite hilly but with good footing.  Bring lunch/snacks, water,

Wed Oct 3 0

Slough of Despond Loop

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be sections with water on the trail.
Distance: 13.5 kms

Description

This hike will follow the main trail and Slough of Despond Side Trail through forest and wetland and along the escarpment. This area is designated as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. Bring a lunch or snacks and water. Approximately 4 hours. Map 34. This is a joint hike with Sydenham Club. For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

Location (Google Maps): Hike meets in the parking lot behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood.
Hike Leader(s): Frank Huggins Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 10.8 km

Description

We will carpool to Duncan parking lot at km 33.4 in the Beaver
Valley section. This is a loop hike and we will get fine views from
Pinnacle Rock and Metcalf Rock. We will walk first along the
main trail and then along the Chuck Grant Side trail, eventually
returning to the parking lot via the main trail. Bring water and a
lunch.

Wed Oct 3 0

Slough of Despond Loop

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): The Galaxy Theatre parking lot. Meet in the parking lot at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.
1020 10th St. W., Owen Sound
Hike Leader(s): Maureen McFarland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing, There might be sections with water on the trail.
Distance: 13.5 kms

Description

This hike will follow the main trail and Slough of Despond Side Trail through forest and wetland and along the escarpment.  This area is designated as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.  Bring a lunch or snacks and water.  Approximately 4 hours.  Map 34.  This is a joint hike with Beaver Valley Club. For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

Wed Oct 3 0

Woodend Conservation Area to Old Canal

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Hike
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Woodend Conservation building at end of dirt road.
Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 9 km

Description

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): We will meet in the small parking lot at the corner of Neyagawa Rd and River Glen Blvd south of Hwy 5.
Hike Leader(s): Connie Rusynyk Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8 km

Description

We will hike the main loop going down into the canyon. Hiking boots, water, snack and lunch.

Thu Oct 3 1

Dundas Peak

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location: Dundas Driving Park, Cross St., Dundas, lots of parking. We will go to Dundas Peak
and Tews Falls. Poles recommended, also snacks, lunch, water. No dogs.
Hike Leader(s): Marion Fletcher Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: About 8 km

Description

From Dundas Driving Park to Dundas Peak and Tews Falls.

Great views and photo opportunities.