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  • Cartwright- Berry Tract to Borer’s Falls and back
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/01/2022

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the end of Wesley Avenue and park on the grass along the east / right hand side of the road for a 9:30 departure. We will hike through the RBG Berry Track and the HNC Cartwright property go up to the Borer Falls parking lookout and back. To get to Wesley Avenue, drive along Valley Road or Old Guelph Road, turn onto Patterson Road and Wesley will be to your south. See Map 9 in the BTC guide.

    Hike Leader(s): Paul Toffoletti Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approx. 8km

    Description

    Please bring enough water and snacks for the hike as well as icers in the event the trails are icy.

  • The Bent Rim Experience (Halton Forest and Hilton Falls)
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/01/2022

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the parking lot on 6th Line (3 kms north of Campbellville Rd).

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 kms

    Description

    This hike is dependent on weather conditions.  We will start our hike in the Halton Agreement Forest and make our way to the Bent Rim 2 bike trail, a 3 kms meandering trail through the forest. Crossing the Beaver Dam Trail, we continue on Bent Rim 1 bike trail, which has some rocky sections.  We will head up the Beaver Dam Trail and back into the Halton Agreement Forest to the cars.  Bring a snack.

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  • Hilton Falls Ramble
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approx. 9 km.

    Description

    Meet in the parking lot at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start to join us for a ramble around the Hilton Falls Conservation Area with its many trails, from easy to more challenging. We will circle the lake and continue on to the Falls. From there we will venture into the Halton Agreement Forest and return to the main Conservation Area trails. We will see the remnants of the mill that used to operate at the Falls. Expect some rocky, uneven terrain. Bring water and a snack. Poles will be useful. Depending on conditions icers might be necessary. Note: Registration required via the Halton Conservation Authority website.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

  • Clappison Woods to Smokey Hollow MAP 9
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/03/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Waterdown Walmart Hwy 5 and Hwy 6-Clappisions Corners

    Hike Leader(s): Cathie Green Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 12-14 kms

    Description

    We will meet at the green x-see map-the far side of Walmart parking near the trucking laneway-we will walk down this laneway to the back of the store and walk along edge of quarry

    to the Bruce trail following the white blazes east to Smokey Hollow ending at Grand Falls-Moderately difficult – some rocky and steep sections- and stairs to view the falls-

    We will take a lunch break at the river and then head back same route along Grindstone Creek- Important to bring ICERS, hiking poles, water, snacks, appropriate footwear and clothing

    Any questions or concerns, please text or email me Cathie 416 931 2095 cathiekygreen@gmail.com

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  • Terra Cotta Loop
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    12/04/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking on Heritage Road

    Hike Leader(s): Pati Greenwood, Jeff Dowsett Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 15

    Description

    Starting from the roadside parking, the hike will follow the main trail, the Terra Cotta Side Trail, and the Rockside Side Trail to form a loop. Regular breaks and a lunch stop will be included.  Bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water.  Please arrive at 9:15 am as we will depart promptly at 9:30 am.  There will be an optional pub stop following the hike.

  • Twiss to Crawford Lake return
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/04/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Twiss Road, just below the big hill (Calcium Pits).

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 kms

    Description

    Starting at Twiss Road, we will hike the main trail through a dense forest and across Guelph Line into Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Hiking around the loop and back to Twiss Road.  A couple of tricky ascents and descents along the way.

  • Sunday Rambles
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2022

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Grimsby Lions Pool (1 Elm St) to hike Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Colleen Mabalay Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approx. 6k

    Description

    Beamer Memorial Conservation Area offers one of Niagara’s most breath-taking and panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario. Hike up the escarpment to the falls, walk along the scenic Lookout and Bruce Trails and soak up the picturesque views of the 40 Mile Creek Valley, the Lake Ontario shoreline and the escarpment ridge from one of the viewing platforms. Bring water and snack.

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  • Caledon Hills End to End – Dec 5, 6, 7, 2022
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/05/2022

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2022-12-05 at 08:00
    2022-12-06 at 08:00
    2022-12-07 at 08:00

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): We are meeting at 8am at the Mono Community Centre on our first day of hiking.

    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Difficult
    Distance: 20-25km each day

    Description

    This is an End to End of the Caledon Hills section of trail and is intended only for this who are able to participate in all 3 days. I will try to make the badges available on our last day $10.  A schedule will be sent out about one week prior to our start date.
    If you have any questions about your hike, please contact the Hike Leader.

    REMINDERS:
    1. Arrival:
    •    Please arrive 15 minutes before start of hike.
    2. Clothing and Footwear:
    •    Hikers are expected to wear (or carry) appropriate attire for the
    weather and the terrain. This will prevent injuries and show
    consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    •    Sturdy footwear is necessary.
    •    Hiking poles are not required but are a good idea in any season,
    especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery.
    3. What to Pack:
    •    I.D. and your health card – Do not leave any valuable items in your car particularly where they may be visible.
    •    Water (minimum 1.5 L) and snacks and lunch
    •    Sunscreen
    •    First aid kit, including personal medication.  Note: Hike Leaders cannot provide medication (including pain relievers and antihistamines).  Your first aid kit should include: bandaids, sterile
    gauze pads, a tensor bandage, Sam splint, moleskin, SteriStrips for lacerations, antiseptic ointment, ASA, ibuprofen, Benadryl, gravol, imodium and personal medications.
    4. COVID-19 Protocols:
    •    Each hiker must perform a self-screening check before hiking. Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
    •    All hikers are to follow the guidelines for safe hiking laid out on the BTC website.
    •    Hikers who experience COVID-19 symptoms following a hike must inform their local public health unit.
    •    Optional Items: Please bring your own hand sanitizer and mask.
    5. Please leave dogs at home.
    6. This is a shuttle hike; everyone will be asked to participate in the shuttle. Please wear masks while in the vehicle.
    7. Please bring your icers/crampons in case the trail is icy.

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  • Paid Outing  Iroquoia E2E-in-6 led by Bryon Robertson | Weekdays, Brisk
    8:00 AM-4:00 AM
    12/08/2022

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2022-12-08 at 08:00
    2022-12-09 at 08:00
    2022-12-12 at 08:00
    2022-12-13 at 08:00
    2022-12-14 at 08:00
    2022-12-15 at 08:00


    Registration Required:

    Registration Costs
    Members - $30.00
    Child Members - $0.00
    Non-Members - $0.00
    Child Non-Members - $0.00


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    Please Note: Refunds are not allowed for this hike


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Iroquoia E2E-in-Six
    Location (Google Maps): Various locations throughout the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Bryon Robertson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Slippery and Steep Sections, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 18 – 22km /day

    Description

    This is a special series of 6 hikes to complete the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail.  There will be a new accomplishment badge, included in the registration fee – which is currently being designed and will be mailed to hikers who complete the series once it is available.  (It is unfortunately, unlikely to be available by the time of the sixth hike)

    For this inaugural E2E in 6, we will be following the main trail southbound eventually finishing in Grimsby. Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of six hikes. The Iroquoia in 6 series is geared to experienced long distance hikers with the expectation of a 3.5  to 5.0 km/ hr. pace maintained over an 18 to 22 km day.  No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation.

    Hikers will be expected to to be wearing proper hiking boots and layered clothing with the expectation of cool and possible wet weather conditions. Sufficient food and water for a full day of hiking is required and hiking poles, crampons and wet weather gear are recommended. A 20 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled.

    The fee goes towards supporting the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, which in turn supports the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is: “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

    For the time being, registration for the Iroquoia E2E-in-Six will be limited to members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.  Hikers can belong to any section.

    maximum of 1 (of the 6) hikes can be self-completed as a result of scheduling challenges, but it is intended that this badge be earned while hiking as part of a group led by a certified hike leader.

    Please note there are no refunds!

    This particular set of 10 hikes is intended to be BRISK.  Please be honest about your degree of physical fitness prior to registration.

    TRANSPORTATION

    This series will be through hikes and will require car shuttling, you must be willing to drive or to be a passenger. Some parking locations require paid parking, and hikes that enter Halton Conservation Areas will require reservations.  The fee for the E2E-in-Six does not cover any parking/entry fees for hikers who are not members of the Halton CA and/or Hamilton CA.  If the group has enough hikers who are members of a CA, those will be the cars chosen to park in those areas so as to minimize costs.  At least one hike starts at one CA and ends at another, so parking fees are unavoidable for non-CA members.

     

  • Terra Cotta Conservation Area
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    12/08/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): First parking lot at Terra Cotta Conservation Area.

    Hike Leader(s): Karen Bergmann Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: About 8 kms

    Description

    You will need to pay an entry fee ($6.50 adults, $5.00 seniors). No need to register ahead of time.  We will hike around the park and exit onto the main Bruce Trail and around to Winston Churchill Blvd and back to the parking lot.  This hike is dependent on weather conditions.

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  • Red Hill Creek to MacDui Dr. (+Sidetrails) Shuttle Hike
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/10/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Sideways
    Location (Google Maps): Red Hill Creek Side Trail to MacDui Dr. Side Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Freddy Wang Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 16.6 km

    Description

    This is one for the badge hunters. We’ll not only complete 12.3 km of the Bruce Trail, we’ll also complete all following side trails along the way as there-and-backs: Mohawk, Red Hill, Kingsview Dr., Paramount Park, Glover Mountain Rd., New Mountain Rd, Veever’s Park, Oakridge Drive, Millen Road, and MacDui Drive which will count towards the Iroquoia Side Trail Challenge badge.

    We will meet at the street parking on MacDui Drive, then shuttle to the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre on Mountain Brow Blvd. From there, we will complete the Mohawk Side Trail, then hike east along the Bruce Trail through King’s Forest, Felker’s Conservation Area, Devil’s Punch Bowl, and returning to MacDui Dr. Side Trail back to our cars. We will be in the forest for the majority of the hike. 

     

    Bring water, snacks, and clothing layers. Poles optional. Please arrive at 8:15 am as we will leave promptly at 8:30 am.

    Questions? Contact Hike leader – Freddy Wang – fwang175@gmail.com. 416-788-1567. 

     

    Please check email before leaving home. Hike may be cancelled due to weather. Please contact hike leader if you need to cancel last minute. Thank you.

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  • Burlington Beachfront
    9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/14/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Burlington Public Library, Central Branch, off New Street. Parking lot directly behind the library.

    Hike Leader(s): Gayle Laws Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Meeting at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start, in the parking lot directly behind the Central Branch, Burlington Public Library.  An urban  hike.  We will take the footpath towards the lake front, through Spencer Park and along the lake towards the canal lift bridge.  The temperature and weather will determine how far we will go as winds from the lake can be cold and strong.  Bring fluids and a snack.

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  • Into the Canyon
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/15/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: Approx. 9 km.

    Description

    Join us for a pleasant circuit of the Rattlesnake Point and Nassagaweya trails. Using a combination of blue and white Bruce Trail and Conservation Area trails we will hike north and descend  down into Nassagaweya Canyon and then south to ascend up out of the canyon and return to our start point. We should get good views across the canyon towards Crawford Lake. Please meet in the lower parking lot of Rattlesnake Point CA. If it is closed we will meet in the upper parking lot. Meet at 9:45 am. for a 10:00 am. start. Bring water, a snack and icers. Poles will be useful. You must make a reservation with Halton Conservation Authority.

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  • Clara’s Climb – 8km
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/17/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Livingstone Dr, Dundas at Cascades Park

    Hike Leader(s): Mike Gill Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 8km

    Description

    A hike to prepare you for the next Olympics! Follow in the footsteps of Olympian Clara Hughes as we walk along the Bruce Trail to the top of Sydenham Hill. We’ll continue on to take in the view of Boer’s Falls and then return along the same route.

    There is a steep climb / descent along the Sydenham Hill and some narrow, single file sections to be careful of.

    Icers are mandatory during winter months.

    Park along Livingstone Dr.

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  • Paid Outing  Iroquoia E2E-in-10 led by Steven White | Weekdays, Brisk
    8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    12/19/2022

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates:

    2022-12-19, 2022-12-22, 2022-12-23, 2022-12-28, 2022-12-30, 2023-01-02, 2023-01-04, 2023-01-06, 2023-01-09, 2023-01-11


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Iroquoia E2E-in-Ten
    Location (Google Maps): Various locations throughout the Iroquoia section of the Bruce Trail

    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10-16 kms per hike

    Description

    This is a special series of 10 hikes with a new accomplishment badge. The registration fee includes the new special event badge, however, it will be up to a hiker who has not earned the badge in time to receive it on the last hike to arrange to pick up the badge or have it posted to them.

    The fee goes towards supporting the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club, which in turn supports the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is: “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.”

    For the time being, registration for the Iroquoia E2E-in-Ten will be limited to members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.  Hikers can belong to any section.

    maximum of 3 (of the 10) hikes can be self-completed as a result of scheduling challenges, but it is intended that this badge be earned while hiking as part of a group led by a certified hike leader.

    Please note there are no refunds!

    This particular set of 10 hikes is intended to be BRISK (4-5km/h) where conditions safely allowPlease be honest about your degree of physical fitness prior to registration.

    TRANSPORTATION

    This series will be through hikes and will require car shuttling, you must be willing to drive or to be a passenger. Some parking locations require paid parking, and hikes that enter Halton Conservation Areas will require reservations.  The fee for the E2E-in-Ten does not cover any parking/entry fees for hikers who are not members of the Halton CA and/or Hamilton CA.  If the group has enough hikers who are members of a CA, those will be the cars chosen to park in those areas so as to minimize costs.  At least one hike starts at one CA and ends at another, so parking fees are unavoidable for non-CA members.

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  • Lunch time Loops
    11:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/23/2022


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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area

    Hike Leader(s): Robert House Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6KM

    Description

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area is a magnificent outdoor area consisting of over 40km (about 24.85 mi) of trails located minutes from the downtown core of Hamilton. Join us Friday, December 23rd at 12:30 as we explore the Dear Run loop, the Main loop, and the Headwaters trail to the Homestead Trail loop.  

    This will be a moderately paced hike totaling about 6KM. The hike should finish within 2 hours.  

    We will meet at the picnic tables at the trail centre

    The gatehouse will be closed, entry is free if you have your HCA card or $11 if you do not have a membership. Only credit cards are accepted at the gate. 

    The trail is gravel or grass with some roots and rocks and some steep hills.  

    Bring snacks, a warm beverage, and weather-appropriate clothing. Icers may be needed depending on the weather.

    Please arrive at 12:15 so we can start promptly at 12:30

    If the weather is stormy I will send out an email the morning of the hike letting you know if it’s canceled. If you need to cancel please send an email letting me know.

     

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