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All organized hikes across all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are being cancelled between March 17, 2020 and April 30, 2020.

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  • Cancelled – Queenston Loop
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/01/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).
    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Loop Hike from Cairn to Upper Canada Heritage Trail returning on paved track

  • Cancelled – BMC km 9.1 to km 15.7
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    04/01/2020

    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): Dave Morton (705) 444-0228 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6.8 km

    Description

    We will carpool to km 9.1 of the Blue Mountains Club on #6/7 Sideroad Nottawasaga.
    We may still require snowshoes.
    The terrain is mixed, with good views and we will hike through to Km 15.7.
    Bring water and snacks.

  • Cancelled – Evening Hike in Owen Sound
    7:00 PM
    04/01/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: An evening walk.
    Location (Google Maps):

    Meet in the municipal parking lot by the river on the west side of 1st Ave. E between 7th St. E and 8th St. E in Owen Sound.

    Hike Leader(s): Harriet Nixon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

    Description

    We will spend 2 hours exploring the city. For more information, call 519-371-4064 or email harrietnixon@bmts.com.

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  • Cancelled – Quadzilla 2 – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    04/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land

    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Section, Map 18. Meet at parking lot on 5th Line EHS (near km 50.8) just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road.
    Hike Leader(s): Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 24

    Description

    QUADZILLA Series (4 hikes) – Pre-Registration Required – Loop Hike. This STRENUOUS series covers many steep grades found along Hockley Valley trails. Please contact the hike leader to register. No Drop Outs, No Badge, just satisfaction!

  • Cancelled. Merritt Trail Hike Series #3
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie. 43°12’13.1″N 79°15’55.0″W 43.203625, -79.265282. Carpool to Book Depot in Thorold.
    Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 15 km

    Description

    Cancelled.  Earn the Merritt trail badge for all 3 hikes. This series follows the Merritt trail from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie. Bring 5$ for badge if all 3 hikes completed.

  • Cancelled – Rockway
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Rd

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Rocky hike through woodland with hills and spectacular water fall

  • Cancelled – Conservation Trail #3 – Salamanca
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    04/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Access 2, Little Rock City Rd, Little Rock City 42.208527 -78.708012. Carpool to Access 3, Sawmill Rd, Salamanca, NY 42.160239 -78.820302.
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 22.7 km

    Description

    Cancelled.  The 295km Conservation Trail meanders from the Pennsylvania border to Niagara Falls,New York. The first sections are more rugged starting in the Allegany State Park and extend through the ski area of Ellicottville. This will be a full weekend of hiking. The drive to the start of the first hike is 2 hrs from Niagara Falls. It is recommend that you stay overnight for these two hikes. There are plenty of options in Ellicottville and the surrounding area. Each participant is responsible for their own accommodation and food. https://www.ellicottvilleny.com/directory/stay  https://booking.com/

  • Cancelled – The Lime Kiln Standing Rock Combo.
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    04/04/2020

    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 (705) 606-1077 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 start at km. 35.2 at the junction of concession 10 and county road 91.
    We follow the main trail to 39.9 and take the Singhampton side trail back
    to the main trail at 41.6 km.
    We then have the option of following the main trail
    back to the cars or some of the hikers might want to continue on the main trail
    to the Standing Rock and Caves side trail.
    The hike ends at km 41 (the Blue Mountain Clearview Town Line.)
    Bring water and a snack.

  • Cancelled – Sligo South
    10:00 AM
    04/04/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 16C near km 87.9 , access off 7th Line, not Grey Road 7. 16C is not a through road. Map 27
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2 hours km

    Description

    This is an in and out hike along the top of the escarpment with views across the valley.  Depending on the winter we have it may be a snowshoe, icer or boot outing.  Please bring appropriate gear.

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    • Cancelled - Quadzilla 2 - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
      8:30 AM-3:00 PM
      04/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land

      Location (Google Maps): Caledon Section, Map 18. Meet at parking lot on 5th Line EHS (near km 50.8) just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road.
      Hike Leader(s): Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 24

      Description

      QUADZILLA Series (4 hikes) – Pre-Registration Required – Loop Hike. This STRENUOUS series covers many steep grades found along Hockley Valley trails. Please contact the hike leader to register. No Drop Outs, No Badge, just satisfaction!

    • Cancelled. Merritt Trail Hike Series #3
      9:00 AM-1:00 PM
      04/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Parking lot at Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie. 43°12’13.1″N 79°15’55.0″W 43.203625, -79.265282. Carpool to Book Depot in Thorold.
      Hike Leader(s): Jacques Boilard Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Easy
      Distance: 15 km

      Description

      Cancelled.  Earn the Merritt trail badge for all 3 hikes. This series follows the Merritt trail from Port Colborne to Port Dalhousie. Bring 5$ for badge if all 3 hikes completed.

    • Cancelled - Rockway
      9:00 AM-10:30 AM
      04/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Hike
      Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Rd

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      Rocky hike through woodland with hills and spectacular water fall

    • Cancelled - Conservation Trail #3 - Salamanca
      9:00 AM-4:00 PM
      04/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Access 2, Little Rock City Rd, Little Rock City 42.208527 -78.708012. Carpool to Access 3, Sawmill Rd, Salamanca, NY 42.160239 -78.820302.
      Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 22.7 km

      Description

      Cancelled.  The 295km Conservation Trail meanders from the Pennsylvania border to Niagara Falls,New York. The first sections are more rugged starting in the Allegany State Park and extend through the ski area of Ellicottville. This will be a full weekend of hiking. The drive to the start of the first hike is 2 hrs from Niagara Falls. It is recommend that you stay overnight for these two hikes. There are plenty of options in Ellicottville and the surrounding area. Each participant is responsible for their own accommodation and food. https://www.ellicottvilleny.com/directory/stay  https://booking.com/

    • Cancelled - The Lime Kiln Standing Rock Combo.
      9:30 AM-12:30 PM
      04/04/2020

      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 (705) 606-1077 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 start at km. 35.2 at the junction of concession 10 and county road 91.
      We follow the main trail to 39.9 and take the Singhampton side trail back
      to the main trail at 41.6 km.
      We then have the option of following the main trail
      back to the cars or some of the hikers might want to continue on the main trail
      to the Standing Rock and Caves side trail.
      The hike ends at km 41 (the Blue Mountain Clearview Town Line.)
      Bring water and a snack.

    • Cancelled - Sligo South
      10:00 AM
      04/04/2020

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 16C near km 87.9 , access off 7th Line, not Grey Road 7. 16C is not a through road. Map 27
      Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Length of Hike: 2 hours km

      Description

      This is an in and out hike along the top of the escarpment with views across the valley.  Depending on the winter we have it may be a snowshoe, icer or boot outing.  Please bring appropriate gear.

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  • Cancelled. Conservation Trail #4 – Ellicottville
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    04/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Poverty Hill Rd, Ellicottville 42.311958 -78.681612. Carpool to Little Rock City Rd, Little Valley 42.208527 -78.708012
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 20.7 km

    Description

    Cancelled.   The 295km Conservation Trail meanders from the Pennsylvania border to Niagara Falls, New York. The first sections are more rugged starting in the Allegany State Park and extend through the ski area of Ellicottville. This will be a full weekend of hiking. The drive to the start of the first hike is 2 hrs from Niagara Falls.

     

  • Cancelled – Newmarket – Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    04/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Nature Reserve’s parking lot, 500 m. west of Bathurst Street, 400 m. north of Green Lane.
    Hike Leader(s): David Francis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 4 km

    Description

    Loop hike around this beautiful nature reserve close to Newmarket

  • Cancelled – Spirit Rock Side Trail
    1:30 PM
    04/05/2020

    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
    If you want to meet at the start of the hike, meet at 2:00 pm at the Wiarton Willie Statue in Bluewater Park, Wiarton
    Hike Leader(s): Kathy Middelkoop Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 4 km

    Description

    Spirit Rock Trail is an out and back hike, starting at the Wiarton Willie statue to the Corran and back again. Map 35.

  • Cancelled – Fonthill Loop
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    04/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot, Pelham Municipal Building, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill
    Hike Leader(s): Sylvia Wheeler Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Urban trail hike through Lathrop Nature Preserve.

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  • Cancelled – Sydenham End to End #1 of 17
    9:00 AM
    04/06/2020

    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, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 8.1 km

    Description

    This is the first in a series of 17 hikes to complete an end to end of the Sydenham Section of the Bruce Trail.  We will start in Wiarton (km 172.5) and hike south to Blantyre (km 0.0).  The hikes will range in length from 8 to 13 kms and will be held on Mondays, roughly two weeks apart from April to October.  Participants who complete all 17 hikes will be eligible for the “I hiked the Sydenham Section” badge. Bring a lunch, snacks and water.  Map 35.

    Preregistration is required for the series.  For more information or to register, call/text 647-918-4180.

  • Cancelled – Decew / Morningstar
    8:30 PM-10:00 PM
    04/06/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Night
    Location (Google Maps): DeCew House, DeCew Rd, Thorold (Map 3, km 29.8)
    Hike Leader(s): Alan Laver Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5.3 km

    Description

    Follow the trail around Lake Moodie and on to the side trail to Morningstar Mill. Enjoy the spectacular view of Decew Falls. Bring night lamp

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  • Cancelled – Duncan Crevice Caves loop hike
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    04/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Duncan Crevice Caves Nature Reserve – Kolapore Uplands – Beaver Valley loop hike. Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Doris Harper 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 hike the main trail and the Chuck Grant Side Trail to form a 12 km loop around Duncan Crevice Caves Provincial Nature Reserve. For the more adventurous, we can explore the short but challenging Metcalfe Crevice Side Trail. Bring water and snacks. Refreshment stop afterwards

  • Cancelled – Boyne Valley Side Trail Loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking at end of Centre Road, south of 5 Sideroad, 100 metres north of km 18.7.
    Hike Leader(s): Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 6.3 or 2.6 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Boyne Valley Side Trail. Icers may be required. Shorter hike returns to parking from Boyne River bridges by way of road allowance.

  • Cancelled – Webwood Falls to Grey Road 40 (with optional potluck to follow the hike)
    2:00 PM
    04/07/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 25, east of Grey Road 7, near km 100.7. Map 27
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 5 to 6 km

    Description

    This is an out and back hike with great views of Webwood Falls – and the water will be high!  Depending on the winter we have, we may use snowshoes or boots.

    This outing will be followed by a potluck at the home of Diana Dolmer, 152 Slabtown Rd. RR 1 Clarksburg, arrival 4:30 p.m.  You may participate in both the snowshoeing and the potluck or either one.  Please register for the potluck as well if you intend to attend by email or phone,  jddolmer@gmail.com or 519 378 4734. Please bring a potluck main dish, salad or dessert.  Also bring your own dishes, cutlery, glass and drink of choice.  Hosts will provide tea and coffee.  Potlucks will be held even in the hike is cancelled.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Cancelled. Woodend- Wetland Ridge Loop
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/08/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Entrance (15.2 km Map 2) Woodend Conservation Area off Taylor Rd
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Cancelled.  Through Woodend on Main trail, Wetland Ridge Side trail and Woodend Side Trail

  • Cancelled – Nottawasaga Bluffs
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/08/2020

    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): Gisela Knappe (705) 445-0857 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: 7 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the parking lot in the Nottawasaga Bluffs.
    We will start our loop hike on the unimproved road allowance to Km 24.5.
    We will the follow the white trail to the lookout and back to the cars.
    Bring water and a light snack.

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  • Cancelled – Beaver Valley Valley West
    10:00 AM
    04/09/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking area on Grey Road 30, km 74.8 to car pool to the start of the hike on Johnston’s Road. Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approx. 5 km

    Description

    This hike meanders up and down along the escarpment with views and crossings of spring waterways.  Depending on the winter we have, we may use snowshoes or just boots.  It may be muddy, so gaiters would be a good choice.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

     

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  • Cancelled – Quadzilla 3 – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    04/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Section, Map 18. Meet at parking lot on 5th Line EHS (km 50.8) just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road.
    Hike Leader(s): Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Strenuous

    Description

    QUADZILLA Series (4 hikes) – Pre-Registration Required – Loop Hike. This STRENUOUS series covers many steep grades found along Hockley Valley trails. Please contact the hike leader to register. No Drop Outs, No Badge, just satisfaction!

  • Cancelled – Waterfall to Waterfall
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre Pelham Road Map 3. Carpool to Morningstar Mill
    Hike Leader(s): Stephen Connacher Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 14.5 km

    Description

    Hike from Rockway Falls to the main trail through Short Hills Provincial Park to Morningstar Mill

  • Cancelled – Fireman’s Park Loop
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Upper parking lot, corner of Dorchester & Mountain Road, Niagara Falls Map 2 (Google Maps)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7.6 km

    Description

    Loop Hike through wooded trail close to railway tracks and onto Fireman’s park side trail. (now the main trail) back to Dorchester Road

  • Cancelled – Townline to Sideroad 22
    9:00 AM
    04/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 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): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
    Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
    Distance: 16.1

    Description

    Hike from km 55.2 (Bayview Escarpment) to 72.5 (Sideroad 22). Hike should take  about 4.5 hours. Bring lunch, water and snacks. About 11 km of the hike will be on roads. For more information email w.snel2@gmail .com or call landline (519) 470-0584.

  • Cancelled – Beaver Valley End to End Apple Badge #1 of 6
    9:00 AM
    04/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 18.4 on the shoulder of 12th Side Road (note that this is the where the trail exits on the north side of the road, not where it enters down the hill at km 19.1) to car shuttle to the beginning of the hike at the end of Maple Lane in Swiss Meadows subdivision (km 0.0). Maps 24 & 25.
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 18.4 km

    Description

    This is Hike #1 of a 6 hike series to earn the Beaver Valley End to End Apple badge.  We will hike rain or shine (unless there is thunder & lightning).  Depending on the winter we have, be prepared during the early spring for possible snow, mud, ice and high water in some creeks.  Ensure you bring appropriate gear for a variety of conditions, as well as lunch, snacks and water.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

     

  • Cancelled – Eugenia Falls
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    04/11/2020

    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): Catherine Trembling (416) 655-2021 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),
    on the Upper Beaver Valley Extension Map.
    We will hike south on the Bruce Trail to Hogg’s Falls parking lot
    (km 63.3), with lovely views of the waterfalls.
    Bring water and a lunch.

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    • Cancelled - Quadzilla 3 - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
      8:30 AM-3:00 PM
      04/11/2020

      Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: Cancelled
      Location (Google Maps): Caledon Section, Map 18. Meet at parking lot on 5th Line EHS (km 50.8) just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road.
      Hike Leader(s): Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Brisk
      Terrain: Strenuous

      Description

      QUADZILLA Series (4 hikes) – Pre-Registration Required – Loop Hike. This STRENUOUS series covers many steep grades found along Hockley Valley trails. Please contact the hike leader to register. No Drop Outs, No Badge, just satisfaction!

    • Cancelled - Waterfall to Waterfall
      9:00 AM-1:00 PM
      04/11/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre Pelham Road Map 3. Carpool to Morningstar Mill
      Hike Leader(s): Stephen Connacher Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 14.5 km

      Description

      Hike from Rockway Falls to the main trail through Short Hills Provincial Park to Morningstar Mill

    • Cancelled - Fireman's Park Loop
      9:00 AM-10:30 AM
      04/11/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Upper parking lot, corner of Dorchester & Mountain Road, Niagara Falls Map 2 (Google Maps)

      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 7.6 km

      Description

      Loop Hike through wooded trail close to railway tracks and onto Fireman’s park side trail. (now the main trail) back to Dorchester Road

    • Cancelled - Townline to Sideroad 22
      9:00 AM
      04/11/2020

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): 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): Bill Snel Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium: 3 to 4 km/h
      Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
      Distance: 16.1

      Description

      Hike from km 55.2 (Bayview Escarpment) to 72.5 (Sideroad 22). Hike should take  about 4.5 hours. Bring lunch, water and snacks. About 11 km of the hike will be on roads. For more information email w.snel2@gmail .com or call landline (519) 470-0584.

    • Cancelled - Beaver Valley End to End Apple Badge #1 of 6
      9:00 AM
      04/11/2020

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 18.4 on the shoulder of 12th Side Road (note that this is the where the trail exits on the north side of the road, not where it enters down the hill at km 19.1) to car shuttle to the beginning of the hike at the end of Maple Lane in Swiss Meadows subdivision (km 0.0). Maps 24 & 25.
      Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
      Length of Hike: 18.4 km

      Description

      This is Hike #1 of a 6 hike series to earn the Beaver Valley End to End Apple badge.  We will hike rain or shine (unless there is thunder & lightning).  Depending on the winter we have, be prepared during the early spring for possible snow, mud, ice and high water in some creeks.  Ensure you bring appropriate gear for a variety of conditions, as well as lunch, snacks and water.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
      6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.
      8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

       

    • Cancelled - Eugenia Falls
      9:30 AM-2:00 PM
      04/11/2020

      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): Catherine Trembling (416) 655-2021 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),
      on the Upper Beaver Valley Extension Map.
      We will hike south on the Bruce Trail to Hogg’s Falls parking lot
      (km 63.3), with lovely views of the waterfalls.
      Bring water and a lunch.

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  • Cancelled – Wodehouse Karst & Bill’s Creek
    11:00 AM
    04/12/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking area on Sideroad 7A, access from 7th Line, not from Grey Road 7 which is not maintained at this time of year. Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Claire Ellenwood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: Approx. 3 hours km

    Description

    How can you tell which plant is what in the winter? Hoping to get into the forest before it leafs out, we will be looking at bark, bud arrangements on twigs, as well as just where the plant is in the ecosystem which says a lot about narrowing down the species at any time of year. We will be identifying characteristics of some wild native carolinian deciduous forest trees and shrubs.  Our leader Claire, is a local ecosystem restorationist, landscape designer, community greening consultant, and native plant nursery owner. This hike is slow (yes it will be a slower hike as botanists often crawl instead of walk along the Bruce Trail). The hike will go from Sideroad 7A to Bill’s Creek and back. The creek is part of the Wodehouse Karst.  After meandering underground for some time, it gushes out of the cliff face on this hike, down the Beaver Valley slope– a dramatic site especially during spring thaw – a treat for landform enthusiasts to see.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

  • Cancelled – Glenridge Quarry Loop
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    04/12/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Glenridge Quarry parking Lot, St Davids Road. Map 3
    Hike Leader(s): Dave Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    A combination of open trails with spectacular views across Lake Ontario and wooded trails including the main trail

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  • Cancelled – Forks of the Credit Loop
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    04/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Party City (4th Avenue and Hwy 10) in Orangeville at 9:30 am or at roadside parking on Forks of the Credit Road (km 8.8), just east of Dominion Street 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 or 5 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Dorothy Medhurst Side Trail. Icers may be required. Shorter hike returns to parking from junction with Cataract Side Trail beside the river.

  • Cancelled – Culham Trail – Mississauga
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Streetsville Arena – 335 Church St, Streetsville- lower lot near ball diamond.
    From Hwy 401 go south on Mississauga Rd. Pass Argentia Rd. and at the next lights, turn left to stay on Mississauga Rd. Follow 3 km into Streetsville (where Mississauga Rd. becomes Queen St.) and turn left on Church St. Or from QEW or Hwy 403 go north on Erin Mills Pkwy. Just south of Erin Mills Town Centre Mall, turn right on Eglinton Ave. W, then left at lights on to Mississauga Rd. Follow for 2 km to right turn at Church St.
    Hike Leader(s): Tessa Shelvey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Nice easy walk along the Credit River. We will hike north for approximately 4 km and then return the same way. Cell on day of hike 416-320-8555.

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  • Cancelled – Fireman’s Park Loop
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/15/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Upper parking lot, corner of Dorchester & Mountain Road, Niagara Falls Map 2 (Google Maps)
    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7.6 km

    Description

    Loop Hike through wooded trail close to railway tracks and onto Fireman’s park side trail. (now the main trail) back to Dorchester Road

  • Cancelled – Beaver Valley above ski resorts
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/15/2020

    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 (705) 606-1077 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9.0 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the start the hike at km 85.5 at the
    parking area on Side Road 13a East off of the 7th line in
    the Beaver valley section. We will have wonderful views of
    the Beaver Valley as we hike past the former Talisman Ski Resort
    and end our hike above the Beaver Valley Ski Resort at kilometer 76.5.
    Bring water and a lunch.

  • Cancelled – Chuck Grant Loop
    10:00 AM
    04/15/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Metcalfe Rock parking lot, just south of km 27.9 on 10th Line, Map 25.
    Hike Leader(s): Mike Arkless Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: approx. 9.6 km

    Description

    This hike takes in the Duncan Crevice Caves area, Pinnacle Rock and views from the top of Metcalfe Rock.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Cancelled – Centennial Tower, Inglis Falls & Smith’s Bush
    9:30 AM
    04/16/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Centennial Tower parking lot on Hwy 6/10 (9th Ave E) just south of Superior St. in Owen Sound. 90.1 on map 32 (ed 29).
    Hike Leader(s): Peter Harris Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing., There might be muddy sections.
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    This is a beautiful section of trail. The first third of the hike will follow the talus slope of the escarpment and it will include rocky and slippery sections. Hiking poles are recommended. After this section the trail levels off until it ascends the escarpment again leading to Inglis Falls. From there it continues through a mixed forest which leads to the GSCA main office on Inglis Falls Rd. It will take approximately 3 to 4 hours. Bring water and snacks to keep you energized. Map 32. For more information, call/text 519-374-3468.

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  • Cancelled – Fort to Fort #1 Registration Required http://bit.ly/fort2fort20
    6:45 AM-3:00 PM
    04/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Event Hikes
    Location (Google Maps): Kingsbridge Park, 7870 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L0S 1J0
    Hike Leader(s): Lauren Doig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 27 km

    Description

    Check-in for each day is 6:45 a.m. Buses leave at 7 a.m. sharp. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather. Running shoes or hikers are necessary. Although there are 2 checkpoints each day, pack some water as well as snacks, just in case! Also, please do not stop to do “lunch”, wine tasting, or souvenir shopping along the way.

  • Cancelled – Quadzilla 4 – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    04/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Section, Map 18. Meet at parking lot on 5th Line EHS (near km 50.8) just south of Hockley Road, west of Airport Road.
    Hike Leader(s): Tristan Goguen Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 24

    Description

    QUADZILLA Series (4 hikes) – Pre-Registration Required – Loop Hike. This STRENUOUS series covers many steep grades found along Hockley Valley trails. Please contact the hike leader to register. No Drop Outs, No Badge, just satisfaction!

  • Cancelled – Beaver Valley End to End Apple Badge #2 of 6
    9:00 AM
    04/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 37.5 on the shoulder of the 3rd Line road allowance off Fox Ridge Rd. to car shuttle to the beginning of the hike on the shoulder of 12th Sideroad. Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
    Length of Hike: 20.9 km (includes reroute)

    Description

    This is Hike #2 of a 6 hike series to earn the Beaver Valley End to End Apple badge.  We will hike rain or shine (unless there is thunder & lightning).  Depending on the winter we have, be prepared during the early spring for possible snow, mud, ice and high water in some creeks.  Ensure you bring appropriate gear for a variety of conditions, as well as lunch, snacks and water.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

     

  • Cancelled – **A TWO EVENT DAY** Event #1 John Haigh Trail Plus
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/18/2020

    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): Denise Shand (705) 716-9916 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9.2 km or 5.1 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the parking lot at 6th Side Road and 2nd Line,
    starting the hike along the John Haigh Side Trail
    and hiking the Russ McConnell Trail to the main trail at km 51.
    We will return to the cars via the main trail to km 49.1
    and continue back along the John Haigh Trail to the cars
    for a total of 9.2 km. A shortened hike (5.1 km), returning
    to the cars along the road from km 51.6 is possible.
    Bring water and a snack.

  • Cancelled – **A TWO EVENT DAY** Event #2 – A.G.M. and Pot Luck
    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    04/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Blue Mountains

    Location (Google Maps): Balmoral Recreation Complex & Banquet Room,
    8-10 Harbour St., Collingwood, ON.
    Hike Leader(s): Myra Campbell (705) 293-2525) Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: approx. 2 hours

    Description

    The Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club Annual General Meeting
    with a potluck to commence at the conclusion of the meeting.
    It will be held at the Balmoral Recreation Complex & Banquet Room,
    8-10 Harbour St., Collingwood, ON.
    The Banquet room can be accessed through the Main East Side entrance on 8 Harbour St.
    COME OUT AND JOIN US
    ** Note our “green” initiative: Please bring your own plate mug and cutlery.

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  • Cancelled – Sydenham End to End #2 of 17
    9:00 AM
    04/20/2020

    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, Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: 8.7 km

    Description

    This is the second in a series of 17 hikes to complete an end to end of the Sydenham Section of the Bruce Trail.  Bring a lunch, snacks and water.  Maps 34 & 35.

    Preregistration is required for this series.  For more information, or to register call/text 647-918-4180.

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  • Cancelled – Kilgorie – Main Trail & Melodonna Side Trail
    1:30 PM-4:30 PM
    04/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Km 34.9 – Roadside Parking on Centre Road, 30 metres south of River Road at 9:30 am
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7.5 or 4 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop including Main Trail, Meladonna and Kilgorie Side Trails. Shorter hike returns by way of Kilgorie Side Trail from 15 Sideroad.

  • Cancelled – Oak Ridges Trail at Mary Lake
    3:00 PM-7:30 PM
    04/21/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Seneca College, King Campus. Enter at gatehouse on Dufferin St. approximately 2.5 km north of King Rd. There is a parking fee – details of costs and procedure to follow.
    Hike Leader(s): Barbara Euler (cell phone on day of hike only 416-578-1744) Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km “there and back” with some loops

    Description

    We will hike on the Oak Ridges Trail and some of its side trails. We’ll visit some historic properties including Eaton Hall, Sir Henry Pellat’s barn, Mary Lake Augustine Monastery and will also stop at Pine Farms Orchard for apple products, baked goods and hot beverages. There will probably be some early spring wildflowers.

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  • Cancelled. Merritt Trail to Rodman Hall
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    04/22/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): 12 Mile Creek parking lot on Glendale Ave, near Pelham Rd., St. Catharines. Map 3
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Couch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Easy
    Distance: 4.5 km

    Description

    Cancelled.  Flat hike along the banks of 12 mile creek to Rodman Hall. Catch the Spring Flowers

  • Cancelled – New BTC acquisition River and Ruin
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    04/22/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at Twiss Road and No. 8 Sideroad at Kilbride and shuttle our cars 8 minutes away to Twiss Road, Calcium Pitts.

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will hike from Calcium Pitts on Twiss Road, past our cars and to enjoy lunch in a new BTC acquisition; River and Ruin.  After lunch we will loop back to our cars.  We may encounter mud and, if warm enough, bugs and birds. Contact Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236 to register.

  • Cancelled – Hike the Dunedin Valley Nature Preserve
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    04/22/2020

    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): Dick Edwards (705) 445-5849 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 km

    Description

    We will carpool to the Dunedin Valley Nature Preserve
    on con. 10 and do a figure eight hike of 2 loops.
    The first loop will be through the Preserve (2 km).
    The second will be along con 10 and Cty Rd 9 to
    the Gardner Property and then through this new
    BTC acquisition back to our starting point on con 10 (4 km).
    We will experience a variety of habitats: young forest, hardwoods,
    stream side forest, roadside, upland meadows.
    We will see some lovely vistas on BTC properties.
    Bring water and a snack.

  • Cancelled – Good Companions – Jerseyville Rd – Spring Valley
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    04/22/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Jerseyville Side Rd-Directions: From Hamilton take 403 West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic Circle take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3rd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd and turn right. Just pass the high schools at the bottom of the hill on the right Is the Little League Parking lot Where we meet.

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Hike several Loops through The Spring Valley section of Dundas Valley. Bring water and a snack.

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  • Cancelled – Thursday Group – Jordan/Balls Falls
    9:30 AM-2:30 PM
    04/23/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Hamilton Beach, Van Wagners Beach Road just west of Hutch’s near the brick structure. We will carpool to Jordan.

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will carpool to Jordan. Please contact the hike leader if you plan to go direct to Jordan. We will hike along Twenty Mile Creek to Balls Falls and Upper Balls Falls and return via a different route. Allow 5 hours for round trip. Bring lunch. Leader: Terry Rose. Phone/Text: 905-320-6513. EMail: termarintl@gmail.com

  • Cancelled – Inglis Falls and Smith’s Bush
    10:00 AM
    04/23/2020

    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
    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, call/text 519-374-5910.

  • Cancelled – North of Eugenia (with optional potluck to follow)
    2:00 PM
    04/23/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the leader’s house at 194700 Grey Road 13.
    Hike Leader(s): Ed Stedman Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2 hours km

    Description

    This is an in and back hike along the escarpment south of Ed’s house.

    This outing will be followed by a potluck at the home of Dale & Ed, arrival 4:30 p.m.  You may participate in both the hike and the potluck or either one.  Please register for the potluck as well if you intend to attend by email dalestedman@gmail.com or 519 924 0264.  Please bring a potluck main dish, salad or dessert.  Also bring your own dishes, cutlery, glass and drink of choice.  Hosts will provide tea and coffee.  If hikers wish to drop off any dishes with Dale that require preheating, you may drop them off when you arrive for the hike. Potlucks will be held even in the hike is cancelled.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Cancelled – Biodiversity hike Speyside
    8:30 AM
    04/25/2020

    Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps):
    Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Rocky
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    Come explore the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s beautiful Toronto Section properties. See how special they are and learn about the important work the Toronto Bruce Trail Club’s Biodiversity Team and Land Stewards are doing. George Lennon will be leading the hike and teaching us about these exceptional places.

    Map # 12

    Additional Notes: Dropout available at 9 kmRefreshments after

  • Cancelled – History on the Niagara
    8:30 AM
    04/25/2020

    Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps):
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Crockett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Easy

    Join me for the annual walk and talk along the southern portion of the Niagara River. We will begin at Old Fort Erie where I will describe the siege and battle of 1814. We will then reboard the bus and drive to a point near the Battle of Chippawa Battlefield and from there we will walk on to Niagara Falls. Participants will have an opportunity to have refreshments and do photography while at the Falls. The final stop of the day will be at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane Memorial. An easy walk and painless history lesson.

    Additional Notes: Dropout available at at 6 kmBeginnersFamiliesRefreshments after

  • Cancelled – Cave Spring Witch hunt
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    04/25/2020

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

    Pkg lot on Quarry Rd., Beamsville. (Map 4, km 65.0)

    Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 6 km

    Description

    Discover the history of the 19th Century Quarry Pioneers and the Cave Spring Witch

  • Cancelled – Elm St to Kinsman
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    04/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Car Pool
    Location (Google Maps): Kinsman Park Frost Road (Map 4 66.9km ) Car Pool to Grimsby Pool
    Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Strenuous
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    Following the main trail from Grimsby for the steep climb up the escarpment from Mountain Street. This hike can be challenging but spectacular with rocks and rustic terrain

  • Cancelled – Elgin Trail. Port Stanley area
    9:00 AM
    04/25/2020

    Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Meet close to the intersection of 41001Fingal Line Elgin 16 St. Thomas, just west off Sunset Drive. GPS 42.77787, -81.21434. Participants must meet at this location. Car shuttle in effect.
    Hike Leader(s): Charles Whitlock & Joy Geiger Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 19 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Advanced

    Join Charles for a 42 kms End-to-End of the Elgin Trail. This trail is a moderately used and blazed trail located in Elgin County. We will hike through this Carolinian Forest over two back-to-back days. Be prepared for undulating topography. Paid parking may be in effect. We will be walking the trail from south to north. For this first day we will car shuttle to the southern terminus of the trail located in Port Stanley at GPS 42.65920, -81.21641 or close to 124 William St., Port Stanley.

    Be prepared for muddy and intermittent trail maintenance conditions. Road walking is involved. As of this posting, the Elgin Club does not have any guidebooks. A .gpx file is available on: https://www.alltrails.com

    Potential Hike Leaders (PHL) are welcomed to join me.

    Charles’ cell for the day: 519-505-6298

    Meet at:Meet close to the intersection of 41001Fingal Line Elgin 16 St. Thomas, just west off Sunset Drive. GPS 42.77787, -81.21434. Participants must meet at this location. Car shuttle in effect.

    Directions: Travel 401 west past London. Take exit 177. Travel on County Road 4 South to Fingal Line. (County Road 4 aka. Sunset Drive). Turn right on to Fingal Line.

    Additional Notes: End to End #1 of 2No dropoutNo dogsRefreshments after

  • Cancelled – Hockley Valley car hike
    10:00 AM
    04/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on north side of Hockley Road just east of the Hockley Valley Nature Reserve
    Hike Leader(s): Alex Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    Come join me on a hike through the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve, one of the hilliest sections of the Bruce Trail where we should see spring flowers in full bloom. After the hike we will have refreshments in the local area.

    Meet at:Parking lot on north side of Hockley Road just east of the Hockley Valley Nature Reserve

    North on Hwy 10 to Hockley Road, just north of Orangeville. East on Hockley Road about five kilometers to the parking lot on your left.

    Map # 18

    Additional Notes: Dropout available at TBAHiking bootsRefreshments afterPub stop after

  • Cancelled – Bayview Escarpment Loop
    10:00 AM
    04/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline, Sydenham section, km 55.2, Map 30
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing
    Length of Hike: 13.2 km

    Description

    This hike will follow the main trail and the River Kwai Side Trail through cedar and hardwood forests.  There are several lookouts along the escarpment edge with lovely views over Georgian Bay and the 4th Canadian Division Taining Centre tank range.  Bring a lunch, snacks and water.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

  • Cancelled – Hockleycrest Side Trail
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    04/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: General
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking lot on 7th line just east of Airport Rd., 2 km north of Hwy #9 in Mono.
    Hike Leader(s): Tessa Shelvey & John McCuaig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km “there and back”

    Description

    Leisurely hike to see early spring flowers.  We will hike north from 7th line about 4 km and back the same way.

    No dogs please. Beginners welcome.

     

  • More events
    • Cancelled - Biodiversity hike Speyside
      8:30 AM
      04/25/2020

      Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps):
      Hike Leader(s): Martina Furrer, George Lennon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Rocky
      Distance: 13 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Intermediate

      Come explore the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s beautiful Toronto Section properties. See how special they are and learn about the important work the Toronto Bruce Trail Club’s Biodiversity Team and Land Stewards are doing. George Lennon will be leading the hike and teaching us about these exceptional places.

      Map # 12

      Additional Notes: Dropout available at 9 kmRefreshments after

    • Cancelled - History on the Niagara
      8:30 AM
      04/25/2020

      Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps):
      Hike Leader(s): Wayne Crockett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 13 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Easy

      Join me for the annual walk and talk along the southern portion of the Niagara River. We will begin at Old Fort Erie where I will describe the siege and battle of 1814. We will then reboard the bus and drive to a point near the Battle of Chippawa Battlefield and from there we will walk on to Niagara Falls. Participants will have an opportunity to have refreshments and do photography while at the Falls. The final stop of the day will be at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane Memorial. An easy walk and painless history lesson.

      Additional Notes: Dropout available at at 6 kmBeginnersFamiliesRefreshments after

    • Cancelled - Cave Spring Witch hunt
      9:00 AM-11:00 AM
      04/25/2020

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

      Pkg lot on Quarry Rd., Beamsville. (Map 4, km 65.0)

      Hike Leader(s): Bill Russell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 6 km

      Description

      Discover the history of the 19th Century Quarry Pioneers and the Cave Spring Witch

    • Cancelled - Elm St to Kinsman
      9:00 AM-1:00 PM
      04/25/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Car Pool
      Location (Google Maps): Kinsman Park Frost Road (Map 4 66.9km ) Car Pool to Grimsby Pool
      Hike Leader(s): Vince Zvonar Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Strenuous
      Distance: 14 km

      Description

      Following the main trail from Grimsby for the steep climb up the escarpment from Mountain Street. This hike can be challenging but spectacular with rocks and rustic terrain

    • Cancelled - Elgin Trail. Port Stanley area
      9:00 AM
      04/25/2020

      Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Meet close to the intersection of 41001Fingal Line Elgin 16 St. Thomas, just west off Sunset Drive. GPS 42.77787, -81.21434. Participants must meet at this location. Car shuttle in effect.
      Hike Leader(s): Charles Whitlock & Joy Geiger Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly
      Distance: 19 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Advanced

      Join Charles for a 42 kms End-to-End of the Elgin Trail. This trail is a moderately used and blazed trail located in Elgin County. We will hike through this Carolinian Forest over two back-to-back days. Be prepared for undulating topography. Paid parking may be in effect. We will be walking the trail from south to north. For this first day we will car shuttle to the southern terminus of the trail located in Port Stanley at GPS 42.65920, -81.21641 or close to 124 William St., Port Stanley.

      Be prepared for muddy and intermittent trail maintenance conditions. Road walking is involved. As of this posting, the Elgin Club does not have any guidebooks. A .gpx file is available on: https://www.alltrails.com

      Potential Hike Leaders (PHL) are welcomed to join me.

      Charles’ cell for the day: 519-505-6298

      Meet at:Meet close to the intersection of 41001Fingal Line Elgin 16 St. Thomas, just west off Sunset Drive. GPS 42.77787, -81.21434. Participants must meet at this location. Car shuttle in effect.

      Directions: Travel 401 west past London. Take exit 177. Travel on County Road 4 South to Fingal Line. (County Road 4 aka. Sunset Drive). Turn right on to Fingal Line.

      Additional Notes: End to End #1 of 2No dropoutNo dogsRefreshments after

    • Cancelled - Hockley Valley car hike
      10:00 AM
      04/25/2020

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on north side of Hockley Road just east of the Hockley Valley Nature Reserve
      Hike Leader(s): Alex Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Hilly
      Distance: 13 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Intermediate

      Come join me on a hike through the Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve, one of the hilliest sections of the Bruce Trail where we should see spring flowers in full bloom. After the hike we will have refreshments in the local area.

      Meet at:Parking lot on north side of Hockley Road just east of the Hockley Valley Nature Reserve

      North on Hwy 10 to Hockley Road, just north of Orangeville. East on Hockley Road about five kilometers to the parking lot on your left.

      Map # 18

      Additional Notes: Dropout available at TBAHiking bootsRefreshments afterPub stop after

    • Cancelled - Bayview Escarpment Loop
      10:00 AM
      04/25/2020

      Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

      Location (Google Maps): Meet on St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline, Sydenham section, km 55.2, Map 30
      Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing
      Length of Hike: 13.2 km

      Description

      This hike will follow the main trail and the River Kwai Side Trail through cedar and hardwood forests.  There are several lookouts along the escarpment edge with lovely views over Georgian Bay and the 4th Canadian Division Taining Centre tank range.  Bring a lunch, snacks and water.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

      Participant Guidelines

      1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
      2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
      6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
      7. Please leave dogs at home.
      8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

    • Cancelled - Hockleycrest Side Trail
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      04/25/2020

      Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
      Category: General
      Location (Google Maps): Meet at the parking lot on 7th line just east of Airport Rd., 2 km north of Hwy #9 in Mono.
      Hike Leader(s): Tessa Shelvey & John McCuaig Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
      Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
      Distance: 8 km “there and back”

      Description

      Leisurely hike to see early spring flowers.  We will hike north from 7th line about 4 km and back the same way.

      No dogs please. Beginners welcome.

       

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  • Cancelled – Spring hike
    8:30 AM
    04/26/2020

    Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Km 21.5
    Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Rocky
    Distance: 21 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    We will enjoy a spring hike from Hilton Falls to Lime House. We will see the start of the spring vegetation growth, while enjoying the views.

    Meet at:Km 21.5

    Trafalgar rd to 22 Side Road. Parking across from the school parking lot.

    Map # 11/12

    Additional Notes: No dropoutHiking bootsBring 2 litres of water.

  • Cancelled – Elgin Trail
    9:00 AM
    04/26/2020

    Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at close to 10467 to 10207 Southdel Road, Southwold, Ontario. This is 750 metres east of Carriage Road. GPS 42.81437, -81.34075. Participants must meet at this location. Car shuttle in effect.
    Hike Leader(s): Charles Whitlock & Joy Geiger Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 24 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Advanced

    Join Charles for the second day of the 42-kilometer End-to-End of the Elgin Trail. We will be walking the trail from south to north. For the second portion of the Elgin End-to-End we will car shuttle to 41001 Elgin 16, St. Thomas, just west off Sunset Drive. GPS 42.77787, -81.21434
    Be prepared for muddy and intermittent trail maintenance conditions. As of this posting, the Elgin Club does not have any guidebooks. A .gpx file is available on: https://www.alltrails.com

    All participants need to sign the paper “Toronto Bruce Trail Club Car/Urban Hike Waiver of Liability & Assumption of Risk” at the beginning of the event.

    I welcome Potential Hike Leaders. (PHL).

    Charles’ mobile for the day is: 519-505-6298.

    Meet at:Meet at close to 10467 to 10207 Southdel Road, Southwold, Ontario. This is 750 metres east of Carriage Road. GPS 42.81437, -81.34075. Participants must meet at this location. Car shuttle in effect.

    Travel 401 west past London. Take exit 177A. Travel south on County Road 4 South. AKA: Colonel Talbot Rd towards St. Thomas. Turn right onto Southminister Bourne, County Rd 18. At 3rd Line keep right on Southminister Bourne to destination.

    Additional Notes: End to End #2 of 2No dropoutHiking bootsNo dogs

  • Cancelled – Number 1 – Dufferin Hi-Land Blue and White End to End Hike
    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    04/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the Roadside Parking on the 3rd line EHS, 30 m south of County Road 8 0.0 km point of Dufferin Hi-Land Section

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18+kms

    Description

    In this first hike of five, we will leave the parking area to walk along South Outlier, South Outlier Connector, Carriage, Lookout, Laidlaw and Turnbull Loop Side Trails.

    This series hikes the main she blazed trail of Dufferin Hi-Land section AONG with the blue side trails.  Pre-registration encouraged.  Day hikers are welcome to join us.  At the end of this adventure you will be eligible for the Dufferin Hi-Land’s end to end badge and blue side trail badge. Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236

  • Cancelled – Khalsa Day Celebration
    10:00 AM
    04/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Old Mill Subway Station
    Hike Leader(s): Makhan Dhesi & Family Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Beginner

    This hike coincides with annual Khalsa Day Celebrations This year is very special. This walk is from Old Mill Subway Station to the CNE. After walk everyone is welcome to join me for Khalsa Day celebrations to city hal

    Meet at:Old Mill Subway Station

    Old Mill subway station is on the Bloor line,West of Jane street

    Additional Notes: No dropoutBeginnersFamilies

  • Cancelled – Rare – Cambridge
    1:00 PM
    04/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Rare Eco Centre – Cambridge
    Hike Leader(s): Jeanette Vincent, Gregory & Jeanette Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Difficulty: Easy

    This afternoon we will walk the cliffs and alvars beside the Grand River on a good trail, some rocky parts, at a moderate pace to enjoy the plants, trees and views. For those interested in fossils the walls of the “slit barn’ where we park/meet/depart from is full of fossils. This area was the bottom of a warm water sea approx. 350 million years ago. We return to our start on a wide rail trail. This area is of great interest to those interested in rock formations and what the numerous glaciations left for us.

    Meet at:Rare Eco Centre – Cambridge

    788 Blair Rd. on the river side of the road, beside the “slit barn” parking lot. GPS 43.3820242, -80.36099110.

    Additional Notes: No dropoutBeginnersFamiliesNo dogs

  • Cancelled – Pines/Clearview Family Hike
    1:15 PM
    04/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Sydenham
    Category: Family Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 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): Sandra Howe Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
    Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing., Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

    Description

    Distance and pace will depend on the participants.  Bring your children, grandchildren and neighbours to share outdoor fun and learning.  Please bring your enthusiasm too! Map 31. For more information, call or text 519-477-1537.

  • Cancelled – AGM Swayze Loop
    4:30 PM-7:30 PM
    04/26/2020

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

    Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Road

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    NBTC AGM Follows at 4:00pm with bbq and cash bar. Loop Hike to Short hills and back to Rockway.

     

  • Cancelled – AGM Rockway Area
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    04/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Road
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Limardi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    NBTC AGM Follows at 4:00pm with bbq and cash bar. Loop Hike on main and side trails around Rockway.

  • Cancelled – Niagara Bruce Trail AGM
    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    04/26/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: No Leader
    Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Road

    Description

    NBTC AGM Follows the 2 hikes schedules for the day with a BBQ and cash bar.

     

  • More events
    • Cancelled - Spring hike
      8:30 AM
      04/26/2020

      Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Km 21.5
      Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Terrain: Rocky
      Distance: 21 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Intermediate

      We will enjoy a spring hike from Hilton Falls to Lime House. We will see the start of the spring vegetation growth, while enjoying the views.

      Meet at:Km 21.5

      Trafalgar rd to 22 Side Road. Parking across from the school parking lot.

      Map # 11/12

      Additional Notes: No dropoutHiking bootsBring 2 litres of water.

    • Cancelled - Elgin Trail
      9:00 AM
      04/26/2020

      Registration required via email or TBTC login. Click here for details.

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Meet at close to 10467 to 10207 Southdel Road, Southwold, Ontario. This is 750 metres east of Carriage Road. GPS 42.81437, -81.34075. Participants must meet at this location. Car shuttle in effect.
      Hike Leader(s): Charles Whitlock & Joy Geiger Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Moderate
      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 24 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Advanced

      Join Charles for the second day of the 42-kilometer End-to-End of the Elgin Trail. We will be walking the trail from south to north. For the second portion of the Elgin End-to-End we will car shuttle to 41001 Elgin 16, St. Thomas, just west off Sunset Drive. GPS 42.77787, -81.21434
      Be prepared for muddy and intermittent trail maintenance conditions. As of this posting, the Elgin Club does not have any guidebooks. A .gpx file is available on: https://www.alltrails.com

      All participants need to sign the paper “Toronto Bruce Trail Club Car/Urban Hike Waiver of Liability & Assumption of Risk” at the beginning of the event.

      I welcome Potential Hike Leaders. (PHL).

      Charles’ mobile for the day is: 519-505-6298.

      Meet at:Meet at close to 10467 to 10207 Southdel Road, Southwold, Ontario. This is 750 metres east of Carriage Road. GPS 42.81437, -81.34075. Participants must meet at this location. Car shuttle in effect.

      Travel 401 west past London. Take exit 177A. Travel south on County Road 4 South. AKA: Colonel Talbot Rd towards St. Thomas. Turn right onto Southminister Bourne, County Rd 18. At 3rd Line keep right on Southminister Bourne to destination.

      Additional Notes: End to End #2 of 2No dropoutHiking bootsNo dogs

    • Cancelled - Number 1 - Dufferin Hi-Land Blue and White End to End Hike
      9:00 AM-3:00 PM
      04/26/2020

      Hosting Club: Iroquoia, Dufferin Hi-Land
      Category: General Hike
      Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the Roadside Parking on the 3rd line EHS, 30 m south of County Road 8 0.0 km point of Dufferin Hi-Land Section

      Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
      Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
      Distance: 18+kms

      Description

      In this first hike of five, we will leave the parking area to walk along South Outlier, South Outlier Connector, Carriage, Lookout, Laidlaw and Turnbull Loop Side Trails.

      This series hikes the main she blazed trail of Dufferin Hi-Land section AONG with the blue side trails.  Pre-registration encouraged.  Day hikers are welcome to join us.  At the end of this adventure you will be eligible for the Dufferin Hi-Land’s end to end badge and blue side trail badge. Cynthia Archer 416 573 4236

    • Cancelled - Khalsa Day Celebration
      10:00 AM
      04/26/2020

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Old Mill Subway Station
      Hike Leader(s): Makhan Dhesi & Family Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Terrain: Flat
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Beginner

      This hike coincides with annual Khalsa Day Celebrations This year is very special. This walk is from Old Mill Subway Station to the CNE. After walk everyone is welcome to join me for Khalsa Day celebrations to city hal

      Meet at:Old Mill Subway Station

      Old Mill subway station is on the Bloor line,West of Jane street

      Additional Notes: No dropoutBeginnersFamilies

    • Cancelled - Rare - Cambridge
      1:00 PM
      04/26/2020

      Hosting Club: Toronto

      Location (Google Maps): Rare Eco Centre – Cambridge
      Hike Leader(s): Jeanette Vincent, Gregory & Jeanette Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

      Terrain: Variable
      Distance: 8 km

      Description

      Difficulty: Easy

      This afternoon we will walk the cliffs and alvars beside the Grand River on a good trail, some rocky parts, at a moderate pace to enjoy the plants, trees and views. For those interested in fossils the walls of the “slit barn’ where we park/meet/depart from is full of fossils. This area was the bottom of a warm water sea approx. 350 million years ago. We return to our start on a wide rail trail. This area is of great interest to those interested in rock formations and what the numerous glaciations left for us.

      Meet at:Rare Eco Centre – Cambridge

      788 Blair Rd. on the river side of the road, beside the “slit barn” parking lot. GPS 43.3820242, -80.36099110.

      Additional Notes: No dropoutBeginnersFamiliesNo dogs

    • Cancelled - Pines/Clearview Family Hike
      1:15 PM
      04/26/2020

      Hosting Club: Sydenham
      Category: Family Hike
      Location (Google Maps): 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): Sandra Howe Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
      Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing., Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing

      Description

      Distance and pace will depend on the participants.  Bring your children, grandchildren and neighbours to share outdoor fun and learning.  Please bring your enthusiasm too! Map 31. For more information, call or text 519-477-1537.

    • Cancelled - AGM Swayze Loop
      4:30 PM-7:30 PM
      04/26/2020

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

      Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Road

      Hike Leader(s): Margaret Northfield Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 12 km

      Description

      NBTC AGM Follows at 4:00pm with bbq and cash bar. Loop Hike to Short hills and back to Rockway.

       

    • Cancelled - AGM Rockway Area
      6:00 PM-7:30 PM
      04/26/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: Loop
      Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Road
      Hike Leader(s): Karen Limardi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
      Pace: Medium
      Terrain: Moderate
      Distance: 5 km

      Description

      NBTC AGM Follows at 4:00pm with bbq and cash bar. Loop Hike on main and side trails around Rockway.

    • Cancelled - Niagara Bruce Trail AGM
      8:00 PM-10:00 PM
      04/26/2020

      Hosting Club: Niagara
      Category: No Leader
      Location (Google Maps): Rockway Community Centre, Pelham Road

      Description

      NBTC AGM Follows the 2 hikes schedules for the day with a BBQ and cash bar.

       

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  • Cancelled – Dundas Valley Headwaters
    9:00 AM-1:30 AM
    04/27/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 15 km

    Description

    Meet at the main parking lot off of Governors Rd in Dundas, Map 8 Ed 29, marker 51.9, parking fee applies.

    GPS N43.248410 W79.993747

    We will hike the main trail and then take the Headwaters trail and return.

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley RSVP by email  wlr8362@gmail.com. Cancellations the morning of the hike call 289-456-3498

    Bring lunch, water, hiking boots. No dogs please. The pace will be a combination of moderate and brisk

  • Cancelled – Euphrasia St. Vincent Townline to Blantyre
    10:00 AM
    04/27/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Euphrasia St. Vincent Townline, west of Grey Road 7 to carpool to Blantyre for the start of the hike. Map 28
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 6.3 km

    Description

    This outing will follow the edge of escarpment with views north towards Georgian Bay.  Please read the participant guidelines below.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 15 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. Bring sufficient water and snacks (or lunch if indicated).
    6. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
    7. Please leave dogs at home.
    8. Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

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  • Cancelled – Folks of the Credit, Maps 14 and 15
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    04/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Folks of The Credit / Dominion Street. Park at designated parking alongside the road.
    Go north on Highway 410 which becomes Hurontario Street, turn left on Folks of the Credit Rd., drive about 4 kilometres to roadside parking near Dominion Street.
    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Shafiq 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 hike the main Bruce Trail, Dorothy Medhurst Side Trail and return to car park. Drop out available at this point after 5 km. Then we head south towards Bellfountain hiking Trimble Side Trail and Crow’s Nest Side Trail, stopping at Belfountain for snack break. Will walk to a local restaurant near Belfountain for coffee / tea. After that will return to cars tracing the same trail. Bring water and snack. No dogs please.

  • Cancelled – Rattray Marsh and Waterfront Trail
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    04/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: Tuesday Hikers
    Location (Google Maps): From QEW take Southdown Rd. exit (126) 3 km south to Orr Rd. Turn left and follow for 1 km to parking on right at Bradley Museum.
    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: Easy – mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km “there & back”

    Description

    This is an easy walk through Rattray Marsh and parts of the Waterfront Trail towards Port Credit.

  • Cancelled – Terra Cotta Loop
    9:30 AM-2:00 AM
    04/28/2020

    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Party City (4th Avenue at Hwy 10) in Orangeville at 9:30 am or roadside parking on Heritage Rd 0.2 km north-west of Km 43.8 at 10:00 am.
    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Bob Slack Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 10.3 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Terra Cotta Side Trail. Bring lunch.

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  • Cancelled – Queenston Loop
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    04/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Niagara
    Category: Loop
    Location (Google Maps): Queenston Heights Park, South Terminus Cairn, 14184 Niagara Pkwy Niagara On The Lake (Map #1, 0.0 km).
    Hike Leader(s): Marion Hanover Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Loop Hike from Cairn to Upper Canada Heritage Trail returning on paved track

  • Cancelled – Beaver Valley km 106.1 to Blantyre
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    04/29/2020

    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 (705) 888-0166 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 car pool to km 113.8 of the Beaver Valley section, Blantyre, where we will park.
    Then we’ll car pool the necessary number of cars to the trailhead at km 106.1 to start our hike.
    We will then take as many cars as necessary to the start of the hike at km 106.1.
    To begin our hike we go west across the height of land that separates the Beaver
    River Valley and Bighead River Valley.
    The trail meanders through cultivated fields and hardwood bush with great views to the north.
    The hike terminates at Blantyre.
    Bring water and a snack.

  • Cancelled – Good Companions – Crawford Lake Conservation, Milton
    10:00 AM-12:15 PM
    04/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet in the lower parking lot at Crawford Lake. Take Guelph Line to Conservation Rd to the park.

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    This will be a “loopy hike”. We will hike around the lake and on the blue and white trails. Parking fees or C/A member pass applies. Hopefully we will hear little “peepers” and see wildflowers welcoming us to spring. Bring snack, water, sunscreen and bugspray. Refreshment stop afterwards in Campbellville if you choose.

  • Cancelled – Happy Wanderers – Webster Falls
    3:00 PM-7:30 PM
    04/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Webster Falls

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 18 km

    Description

    We will meet at 20 Marshboro Ave in Dundas and hike to Webster and Tews Falls and back around Christie Lake and back to the start.

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley RSVP by email: wlr8362@gmail.com

    Bring lunch, water, hiking boots, no dogs please

    Cancelations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498

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  • Cancelled – Thursday Group – Twiss Road/Crawford Lake
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    04/30/2020

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Twiss Road where Bruce Trail crosses (Calcium Pits).

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will hike the main trail to the Lookout at Crawford Lake Conservation Area. We will return via a combination of side trails and local trails. With luck we should see spring wild flowers. Bring lunch. Hike Leader: Terry Rose. Phone/Text: 905-320-6513. Email: termarintl@gmail.com

  • Cancelled – Peninsula End-to-End Hike #1 of 12, Map 42
    10:00 AM-2:30 PM
    04/30/2020

    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills
    Category: End-to-End
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the end point at Little Cove Rd. parking area at km 158.3. Shuttle to the start point in Tobermory and meet at the cairn at Little Tub Harbour. We will be hiking this End-to-End series from north to south.
    Hike Leader(s): Nancy Mooney 289-218-6879 Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8.1 km Shuttle hike from km 166.4 – km 158.3

    Description

    This is hike 1 of 12 hikes that will complete the Peninsula Section. There will be scenic lookouts over Georgian Bay and opportunities for photos, however, the pace will be 15 – 20 minutes per kilometre. Please dress in layers and bring extra socks and shoes for after the hike. Bug spray, sunscreen, rain poncho, hat, lunch, and water are necessary.

    *no dogs please.
    ** we will likely hike in rain but not thunderstorms or high humidity (40+)

  • Cancelled – High Park
    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    04/30/2020

    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the park entrance at Bloor St W and High Park Ave
    Hike Leader(s): Tessa Shelvey Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Terrain: Variable

    Description

    Difficulty: Beginner

    Enjoy an easy circular walk in High Park taking time to view the animals in the park zoo. One or two hills. Coffee after at Grenadier restaurant in the park.

    Meet at:Meet at the park entrance at Bloor St W and High Park Ave

    Take the subway to High Park Station.

    Additional Notes: Dropout available at any timeBeginnersNo dogsRefreshments after

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