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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November
Fri Nov 0 1

Lora Bay

1:00 PM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at Lora Bay Golf Club off Highway 26 between Thornbury and Meaford.
Hike Leader(s): Dale Burgess Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Length of Hike: 1 1/2 to 2 hours km

Description

This is a leisurely walk on the golf trails in Lora Bay, with an optional Tim Horton’s visit after the walk.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot km 63.2 Lower Valley Road, Map 26, to carpool to the Beaver Valley Ski Club parking lot.
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Some rocky footing, Some steep sections, Strenuous
Length of Hike: 14 km

Description

Earn the 2 day Falling Water badge in a weekend!  See badge below.  We’ll travel up and down the length of the Beaver Valley at a medium pace (lots of beautiful views and lots of climbs).  The fall colours should still be good.  Bring lunch 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.

 

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot km 63.2 Lower Valley Road, Map 26, to carpool to the Beaver Valley Ski Club parking lot.
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous, Some steep sections, Some rocky footing
Length of Hike: 16.4 km

Description

Earn the 2 day Falling Water badge in a weekend!  See badge below.  We’ll travel up and down the length of the Beaver Valley at a medium pace (lots of beautiful views and lots of climbs).  The fall colours should still be good.  Bring lunch 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.

 

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
Distance: 8 kms

Description

This loop hike follows crevices and passes through mature cedar and hardwood forests. Fossils can be seen in one area on the main trail. Approximately 2 1/2 hours. Map 33. This is a joint hike with Sydenham Club. For more information, call or text 647-918-4180.

Wed Nov 1 3

Old Baldy

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at Ed’s house (194700 Grey Rd 13), at km 50. 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, Strenuous
Length of Hike: approx. 8 km

Description

We will carpool to where the main trail crosses Sideroad 7B (km 41.7).  We will hike down 7B and through Kimberley (get ice cream if weather calls for it) and then climb up to Old Baldy and south on the main trail back to Ed’s house.

Participant Guidelines

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

 

Tue Nov 1 9

Webwood to Blantyre

9:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 114.3, Blantyre on the east side of Grey Road 12 (in the grassy ditch, do not block the field entrance). Map 28
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: 13.6 km

Description

This hike will begin at the pretty Webwood Falls and travel through a variety of woodlands and fields, as well as along escarpment edge.

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 Craigleith Ski Club North lot parking on Craigleith Rd near Sleepy Hollow Rd.
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Hayworth Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous, Some steep sections
Length of Hike: approx. 13 km

Description

We will climb up the escarpment on the switch back path and then join the Bruce trail at km 2.3 and follow the trail through the Loree Forest until we meet the Loree Forest side trail and then descent the escarpment to return to our meeting spot.  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 Nov 2 8

Chuck Grant side Trail Loop

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Metcalfe Rock parking lot on 10th Line near km 27.9 Map 25
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
Length of Hike: 8 km

Description

There is a chance that we may have to change the location of this hike to a more moderate terrain if the conditions call for snowshoes.   This hike passes Pinnacle Rock and crosses Mill Creek over a long bridge built by the Meaford Military Training Base engineers.  We’re fortunate to have such a large, sturdy structure over what is a raging torrent in the spring!  There can be an optional exploration of Metcalfe Rock after the hike.

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.