Beaver Valley

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Hikes are currently open for BTC members and guests only. Registration is required. Group size is limited. Each Bruce Trail Club is setting its own timeline for reintroducing hikes and increasing group size limits within Provincial guidelines. Members, please register guests using your member number and the guest’s name.

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  • New Year’s Day Snowshoeing Loree Forest
    12:00 PM
    01/01/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the 21st Sideroad parking area east of km 8.4 on the north shoulder. Map 24
    Hike Leader(s): Margaret Yaraskavitch Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 6.7 km, approx. 2.5 hours

    Description

    Starting on the unopened road allowance, this snowshoe hike will use the Len Gertler Side Trail and then the main trail through Loree Forest.  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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  • Snowshoeing with Stella – Kolapore
    10:00 AM
    01/05/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 9 km

    Description

    We will walk to the start of the outing at km 23.8  for a round trip, in and back.  Snowshoe through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe, with views of Mill Creek Valley.  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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  • Snowshoe Hogg’s Falls Loops
    10:00 AM
    01/08/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Hogg’s Falls parking lot, km 63.2 Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Mike Arkless Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approx. 5 km

    Description

    The hike will take in both the Lower and Upper Hogg’s Falls Side Trails and part of the main trail. A beautiful section for a snowshoe with the bonus of viewing Hogg’s Falls in it’s winter mantle.  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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  • Snowshoe Adventure Badge #1 Moonlit Sligo – Cancelled due to Saturday’s impending weather event. Anyone who attends the other 3 Snowshoe Adventure Badge hikes will still earn the badge.
    2:30 PM
    01/11/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on Sideroad 16C, km 87.9, Map 27, access only from 7th Line. 16C is not a through road from Grey Road 7. Park on the north side of the road near the entrance to the main trail, along the shoulder, facing west for easy exit after the outing.
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: Aprroximately 7 km

    Description

    Let’s cross our fingers for a clear moonlit evening.  Headlamps optional, it’s beautiful with only the stars and moon lighting up the white snow. We will snowshoe on both the main trail and the Sligo Side Trail.  There is a nice variety of landscape, from fields, to deciduous woods to evergreen forest. If there is not enough snow, the outing will still proceed, in boots, possibly icers.  Please read the participant guidelines and hike rating system 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. Hike Rating system – Pace: Leisurely = 3km/hr or less, Medium = 3-4 km/hr, Brisk = 4-5 km/hr, Fast = 5+km/hr

     

     

     

     

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  • X-C Skiing Kolapore Wilderness Trails South (with optional “Soup’s On” to follow) THIS OUTING IS CANCELLED DUE TO POOR CONDITIONS
    10:00 AM
    01/14/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at 104 Dawson Lane (not on google maps), Blue Mountains – about 4 km south of the Kolapore parking lot on Grey Road 2, go west on Osprey – Blue Mountains Townline, and then immediately turn left onto Dawson Lane.
    Hike Leader(s): Bruce King Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 6 km loop, with longer option

    Description

    We will be skiing through the Kolapore Wilderness Trails, with a “Soup’s On” lunch at the home of the leaders following the outing .  Please bring lunch (sandwich, snack, beverage) and your own dishes/cutlery. A variety of soups will be provided.  Please read the participant guidelines below (and modify them for skiing).

    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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  • X-C Skiing Massie Forest This outing is cancelled due to poor conditions.
    1:30 PM
    01/16/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet north of km 22.8 on the shoulder of 6th Concession S (south of Grey Road 18. Map 29
    Hike Leader(s): Steve Griffiths Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2 hours km

    Description

    This is a X-C ski outing on the groomed trails in the Massie Hills Management Area.  The trails we will use are suitable for intermediate level skiers.  Please read the participant guidelines below and modify for X-C skiing.

    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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  • Snowshoeing with Stella – Kolapore THIS OUTING IS CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER EVENT ON sATURDAY.
    10:00 AM
    01/18/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Kolapore skiers parking lot on Grey Road 2, 650 m south of the trail. Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 9 km

    Description

    We will walk to the start of the outing at km 23.8  for a round trip, in and back.  Snowshoe through old cedar groves, meadows and woodlots, above the cliffs at Metcalfe, with views of Mill Creek Valley.  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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  • Snowshoeing with Stella – Old Baldy
    10:00 AM
    01/24/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at km 46.5 (4th Line A & Artemesia-EuphrasiaTownline) Map 26
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Presthus Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Length of Hike: 2.5 hour, 7 km

    Description

    This is a loop hike using the Mac Kirk Side Trail plus main trail.  Ridgetop views of Kimberley Valley from Old Baldy lookout. Bring water, snacks.  Please bring snowshoes, poles and icers – we may or may not be snowshoeing and there may be icy sections.  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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  • Snowshoe Adventure Badge #2 McCluskey’s Rock This outing is cancelled.
    1:30 PM
    01/25/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet on the shoulder of Sideroad 7B, at km 41.7, which is not an official parking spot on Map 25. You must access Sideroad 7B from 3rd Line, not from Grey Road 13 (that end is not maintained in the winter).
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approximately 4 km – with the option of extending the outing to another location once we return to our cars.

    Description

    We will snowshoe north towards McClusky’s Rock, then retrace our steps, taking the Ken Young side Trail back to our cars.   If anyone feels energetic we can extend the outing to a different location close by.  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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  • Snowshoe Sligo
    10:00 AM
    01/29/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

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

    Description

    This is an outing that takes in the Sligo Side Trail as well as part of the main trail.  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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  • Snowshoe Silent Valley Nature Reserve
    10:00 AM
    01/31/2020

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the north end of 2nd Concession S. which is north of Grey Rd. 18, south of km 38.1. Map 30
    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 interesting historically significant outing in the Sydenham section which takes in the Wilson Homestead.  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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