Beaver Valley

Notice: Hiking Program has resumed

While the province is in Step 1 of re-opening, hikes are open to BTC members only with a capacity limit of 10 hikers. Registration is required.

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< 2019 >
July
Wed Jul 0 3

Pacific Slope Friendship Trail

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 26 Meet at km 72.8 on 12th Concession/Graham’s Hill, access from 7th Line,
Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous
Length of Hike: 9.6 km

Description

A hike with lots of ups and downs, running water and views.  Bring snacks and water.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 25 Meet at the Kolapore parking lot on Grey Road 2, .5 km south of km 23.8.
Hike Leader(s): Bruce King Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Strenuous
Length of Hike: 8 km

Description

We will initially hike on part of the Kolapore trails, and then go off trail along the base of the Niagara Escarpment, then return on the Kolapore trails.  Hiking distance is about 8 km, but hiking time is 3 – 3 1/2 hours due to some rough terrain.  Bring lunch and water.

Tue Jul 0 9

Sligo to Epping

9:30 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 27 Meet at Epping-John Muir Lookout parking lot on Grey Rd. 7, (just south of km 92.8)
Hike Leader(s): Anne McGariggle Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 7.0 km

Description

A hike taking in the Sligo Side Trail with connecting main trail.

Fri Jul 1 2

Webwood to Blantyre

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 28 Meet at km 114.3, Blantyre on the shoulder of Grey Rd. 12
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: 13.6 km

Description

The hike begins at pretty Webwood Falls and makes its way to the terminus of the Beaver Valley section at Blantyre. Bring snacks and water.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 26 Meet at roadside parking west of km 79.7 on 7th Line at the beginning of the Wodehouse Karst Side Trail.
Hike Leader(s): Claire Ellenwood Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Leisurely, Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 2 to 3 hours km

Description

Join us for a botanical walk to see all the interesting flowers that make their home around two examples of Wodehouse Karst topography. We will be traveling through new forests and old field habitats to the Karst area.  If time allows we will travel further to take in the deciduous forest with wonderful views along the upper edge of the Beaver Valley, ending off at Bill’s Creek karst waterfall which is another example of a rare escarpment landform.  Bring snacks and water.

After the Hike, Ontario Flora will be having a Open House Celebration and Plant Sale in the afternoon and evening (check website –  ontarioflora.ca) with special art showing of Kevin Post’s native plant art and photography (5 minute drive).

 

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 26 Meet at 10 a.m. at Ed’s house (194700 Grey Rd 13) near km 50
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: 8 km

Description

We will climb the Valley Crossover side trail and then go South on the main trail to the Campbell’s Graham’s Hill side trail and then North on the main trail back to Ed’s house.

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 26/27 Meet at the parking at Windy Lane Dr near km 77.
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 hike the Bruce trail south along the escarpment edge to our cars.  Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water.

Tue Jul 3 0

Sydenham Walters Falls Loop

10:00 AM

Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

Location (Google Maps): Map 29 Meet at Walters Falls Inn parking lot (km 11.4)
Hike Leader(s): Dale Burgess Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Moderate
Length of Hike: 5 km

Description

This will be a loop hike along both sides of the Big Head River, starting and ending at the falls.  Optional lunch at the Inn to follow.