Beaver Valley

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Some Bruce Trail Clubs are restarting their hiking program on July 1st. During this time, hikes are for BTC members only and pre-registration is required. Group size is limited to 10.

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Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

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

Description

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

Participant Guidelines

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

 

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

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

Description

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

Tue Oct 0 8

Sydenham - Walters Falls

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

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

Description

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

Participant Guidelines

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

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

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

Description

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

Participant Guidelines

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

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

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

Description

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

Participant Guidelines

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

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

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

Description

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

Participant Guidelines

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

Thu Oct 2 4

Ski Hills and Penstocks

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

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

Description

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

Participant Guidelines

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

Mon Oct 2 8

Trout Hollow Meaford

9:30 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

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

Description

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

Participant Guidelines

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

Wed Oct 3 0

Slough of Despond Loop

9:00 AM

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

Description

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