Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing Distance: 10km
Description We will park in Glen Huron near Station St and begin hiking west on the Ganaraska Trail to meet up with the white blazed trail at km 26.0. From here we head south heading towards the Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area. After exploring the Keyhole Side Trail, we will loop around and back to the cars via the white blazed trail and the Betty Carter Side Trail. Bring a snack or lunch and water. Parking: Concession 8 South and Station St.
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing Distance: 12km
Description We will drive to Beautiful Joe Park in Meaford to hike the pretty Trout Hollow Trail. It follows the east bank of the Bighead River upstream for 5 kms to a sideroad and then we return along the west bank. We will hike through woodlands, past historical sites including Trout Hollow where John Muir laid low during the U.S. Civil War, and view wildlife along the river. Bring lunch and water.
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Distance: 14km
Description We will start the Pacific Slope Trail (Sendero Pacífico) Friendship Trail at the Johnston’s Sideroad parking area at km74.3. We will head south through a high meadow that has magnificent views west across the Cuckoo Valley (you might even see the Penn stocks) and the high edges of the Escarpment. Continuing to km 73.6 we will take the Stew Hilts Side Trail to see the splendiferous waterfall! Check out the exposed Queenston Shale formation, red- gray, and gray-green shales. We are never too far from the sound of falling water as we make steep descents and ascents all the way to km 68.3 (East Back Line). We will then turn around and make our way back UP to the cars! Keep in mind that this hike is challenging and strenuous as the descents are at the beginning of the hike and the steep and continuous ascents are at the end. Bring a snack or lunch and water.
Hosting Club: Blue Mountains Category: Organized Hike Location (Google Maps): From the village of Duntroon, head west along County Road 91 for 5.3Km to Osprey-Clearview Townline. Turn right and head north on Osprey-Clearview Townline for 2.7Km to the Nottawasaga Lookout PNR trailhead. Park along the roadside of Osprey-Clearview Townline. Km 42.5 on the Bruce Trail Guide Edition 30”
Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hr. or less Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing Distance: 5km
Description Hike through the Nottawasaga Lookout Nature Reserve and through the woods at your own pace, listening to a variety of musicians along the way. You will be looping around on top of the Escarpment before heading back to the cars. Set your own pace and take in all the beauty of nature combined with the music at this special event for the Bruce Trail.
This event is a fundraiser promoting awareness of the Bruce Trail. Bring your donations for the Bruce Trail as well as a snack and water. For more info or answers to questions contact: Secretary@bmbtc.org
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing Distance: 14km
Description Log both hikes to earn the Falling Water badge from BVBTC. We will drive our cars and park at km 67.5 at Hoggs Falls on the Lower Valley Road in the Beaver Valley section. We will then shuttle to Beaver Valley Ski Club lower parking lot off Grey Road 30 to begin the hike. Following the Valley Crossover Side Trail west to the white blazed trail at km 79.5, we continue south down the west side of the valley to Hoggs Falls. At km 73.6 we will have the opportunity to take the Stew Hilts Side Trail and view a lovely waterfall from the base. Bring a lunch and water.
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing Distance: 6km
Description Truth and Reconciliation Orange Shirt Day. Wear Orange! We will head to the Dunedin Ravine Nature Reserve parking on 6/7 Sideroad and Concession 10. Following the white blazed trail south on Concession 10, we enter the nature preserve on the east side. This area covers mixed terrain and provides a chance to experience a variety of habitats. The trail follows along the banks of a tributary of the Noisy River. After crossing Concession 10, we proceed through some farmers fields to a great view at the bench. We will then return following the road. Bring a snack or lunch and water.