Iroquoia

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 have your guests register for hikes using your member number.

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  • Spring Valley.
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/01/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Directions: From Hamilton take 403 to West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3rd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd. and turn right. Just pass the high school the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
    Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 11km

    Description

    Several loops in the Spring Valley and Headwaters trails in Dundas Valley.

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  • Hockley Hills
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    10/03/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Hockley Road Parking Area, 307375 County Road 7, Mono, Ontario. GPS Coordinates: (43.972857 -80.056330). (In Google Maps, punch in the GPS coordinates or “Park in free BT lot Hockley Road.”). Taking Hwy #10 north, just past Orangeville, turn right onto County Road 7 – the parking lot is just past 2nd Line EHS on the left-hand side of County Road 7 (also called Hockley Road). (Bruce Trail Reference, Map 18)
    Hike Leader(s): Douglas Boyce Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14.5 km

    Description

    A loop hike in Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve, using the Main Trail and various side trails: Cam Snell ST, Glen Cross ST, Isabel East ST and Tom East ST. Very good path, but a lot of hills, making it a demanding hike. We will hike at a brisk pace, stopping once or twice for a snack break. Bring snacks and water.

  • Beginner Hike/North Oakville Trails
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10/03/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Sixteen Mile Creek Sports Complex 3070 Neyagawa Blvd.

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 – 8 km.

    Description

    These little known trails take the hiker north, then west to the banks of the Sixteen Mile Creek and then ha loop back to our starting point. Formally used by horseback riders the trails are now used by cyclists and hikers. Bring a snack, water, hand sanitizer and a mask. Directions: Go north on Neyagawa to the first traffic light above Dundas. Turn left and follow the road to where it bends sharply to the north and continue following to last parking lot on the right. Meet for a 10:00 am. start. You must be a BTC member and pre-register online. Once registered you will receive a list of items to bring and Covid protocols. Optional refreshment stop afterwards.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Iroquoia Club General Hike
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    10/05/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): CHEDOKE GOLF COURSE PARKING LOT
    Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

  • Hilton Falls Conservation Area
    9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    10/05/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Hilton Falls Conservation Area, Campbell Road east of Guelph Line
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13k km

    Description

    Meet at parking lot (fee required, register on-line with Halton Conservation Authority for appropriate time slots) of Hilton Falls Conservation Area.  Enter off Campbell Road, east of Guelph Line. Hike Red Oak trail, Beaver Dam trail and Hilton Falls trail.  Bring hat, snack, lunch, mask, sanitizer, first aid kit.  No dogs. Refreshment stop afterwards.

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  • Good Companions – Spring Valley, Jerseyville
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/07/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Directions: From Hamilton take 403 to West. Exit at Wilson St in Ancaster. Turn right on Wilson St. At the traffic take the exit right onto Meadowbrook St (3rd exit). Take Meadowbrook to Jerseyville Side Rd. and turn right. Just pass the high school the Little League Park is on the right at the bottom of the hill.
    Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 10 to 12 KM

    Description

    A loop through Spring Valley using the some of the Headwaters trail.  Please bring water and a snack. Mask and hand sanitizer should be on hand.

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  • North Park Trails
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/08/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, 3070 Neyagawa Blvd., Oakville.
    Hike Leader(s): Phillip Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will explore this little known trail system in North Oakville. Originally horseback riding trails, they are now used by cyclists and hikers. Go north of Dundas on Neyagawa to the first traffic light and turn the left. Follow the road to where it bend to the right and continue north to the last parking lot near a large pond.
    You must be a BTC member and you are required to pre-register online.  Once you register you will receive a list of items to bring. Hike begins at 10:00 am.
    Leader: Phill Armstrong 416 895 3937 hikingrandpa@gmail.com

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  • Limehouse Loops
    9:00 AM-2:45 PM
    10/11/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Limehouse Conservation Area parking lot at the baseball diamonds. Just southwest of km 20.4 on BTC Map 12 (30th Ed.)
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 17 km

    Description

    Celebrate the long weekend and the best hiking season of the year with a 17 km stroll taking in a series of loops that will include the Hole in the Wall, the Black Creek Side Trail, the 17 Sideroad Side Trail, part of the Vanderleck Side Trail, the Canada Goose Side Trail and the Main Trail connecting them all.  Please bring lunch, water and snacks.

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  • Rattlesnake, Nassagaweya Canyon, Crawford Lake
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    10/14/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area (hikers will need to register with Halton Conservation Authority to park and book multiple times to complete the hike). Fees apply
    Hike Leader(s): Steven White Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14.5KM

    Description

    We’ll meet at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, hike the Rattlesnake Side Trail to main trail, completing the Leech Porter Side Trail, Canyon ByPass Side Trail and Crawford Lake Side Trail and main trail through the beautiful Nassagaweya Canyon, that should be rich with autumn colours, returning to our cars along the Rattlesnake Point Side Trail. No pets. Hikers should be self sufficient and bring water, snack, lunch, first aid kit, hand sanitizer, a mask, boots, hat etc. beverage, ice cream or coffee stop after the hike for those interested (practicing social distancing).

  • Good Companions – Dundas Valley
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/14/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Sanctuary Park Parking Lot, Sanctuary Drive, Dundas
    Hike Leader(s): Ted Bossence Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Dundas Valley Trails and Rail Trail –  We will walk the Rail Trail to the Trail Centre and return by some trails of the Dundas Valley trail system.  Please note, this hike is open to BTC members only and you are required to pre-register on-line.  When you register you will be sent a list of items to bring and protocols to follow.

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  • Boyne Valley & Pinnacle Rock
    8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    10/17/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): County Road 19 (Prince of Wales Rd) Parking Area. GPS Coordinates: (44.100049 -80.137339). From Orangeville, take Hwy #10 north. At Primrose, where #10 meets Hwy #89, go straight through the lights and you will be on Country Road 19. When the road bends to the right, look for the parking area on your right-hand side. (Bruce Trail Reference, Map 20)
    Hike Leader(s): Douglas Boyce Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    A loop hike in Boyne Valley Provincial Park, using the Main Trail and various side trails: Prince of Wales ST, Primrose Loop ST, Boyne Valley ST and Murphy’s Pinnacle ST. Hoping for a clear day to enjoy magnificent views from Pinnacle Rock. We will hike at a brisk pace, stopping once or twice for a snack break. Bring snacks and water.

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  • Big Chute and the Pretty Channel
    9:00 AM-5:00 AM
    10/21/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the parking lot on right side of White Falls Road, before the Big Chute Marine Railway and across from the Marina. Drive north on Highway 400, take exit 162 to White Falls Road. The parking lot is approximately 9 km from the exit from Highway 400.
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14-16 km

    Description

    We will hike from the parking lot to a trail that follows the Pretty River. You will see lovely fall colours, some amazing waterfalls/chutes, and typical Canadian Shield geology.

  • Good Companions/North Park Trails
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10/21/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): North Oakville/Neyagawa Dr.

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 – 9 km.

    Description

    This trail system is a little known area of Oakville. Many of the trails here are originally horseback riding trails. Today they are used by cyclists and hikers. Beginning at the ice arena on the west side of Neyagawa,the trails take you north and then west to the upper banks of the Sixteen Mile Creek. Without tree canopy the views to the river and beyond are wonderful. The trails go south to Lions’ Valley Park (only the brave go down here) and then back east to the start point. Bring a snack and water. You should be self sufficient. To get to the start point take Neyagawa north of Dundas. Turn left at the first traffic light (the arena is on your right) and travel until the road takes a sharp right and continue north to the last parking lot on your right. Hike starts at 10:00 am.
    Leaders: Anne/Phill Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

    Please note that this hike is open to BTC members only and you are required to pre-register online. Once you are registered you will be sent a list of items to bring and protocols to follow.

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  • Halton Agreement Forest Loop
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/22/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the North East Corner of the Mohawk Elements Casino parking Area. The Casino is on Guelph Line just North of highway 401.
    This hike replaces Marion Fletchers Dundas Hike. The access trail she was going to use has been closed.
    Hike Leader(s): Phillip Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8km

    Description

    This hike replaces Marion Fletchers Dundas Hike. The access trail she was going to use has been closed

    Bring snacks/lunch water and poles if you use them. The hike is for BTC members only although you can bring a guest. Please pre register online. You will receive a list of items to bring and Covid protocols.

    Leader: Phill Armstrong,  hikingrandpa@gmail.com

     

     

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  • Cancelled due to BTC protocols for overnight trips – Frontenac Challenge or Frontenac Trek
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    10/24/2020

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    Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
    Category: Special Event
    Location (Google Maps): Frontenac Provincial Park
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    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: There are 11 loops for the Frontenac Challenge ranging from 1.5km – 21km plus access to trail head. 6 loops are required for the Frontenac Trek.

    Description

    For insurance reasons, you must be a member of one of the Bruce Trail Clubs to participate in this event.

    If you’re looking for a challenge that includes up to a week in Frontenac Provincial Park, this is it.

    You can choose one of two different challenges. Both will be scheduled in a way that allows for one or the other depending on what your goal is. Completion of the requirements allows you to apply for the appropriate badge and certificate. Lots of other badges are available, too.

    Accommodation can be reserved at Snug Harbour Resort – Contact Rob 613-374-5412. There are 10 cottages available – our discounted rate is $100 plus tax per night no matter which cottage you choose. http://www.snugharbour.on.ca/dates-and-rates.htm

    Participation will be limited to reservations made. Please let Rob know that you are with the Bruce Trail Group.

    Frontenac Challenge: hike all 11 loops. Check- in on October 23/ Check-out on October 30. All 11 loops will be scheduled.
    Frontenac Trek: hike any six loops (excluding the short Arab Lake Gorge and Doe Lake Loops). Check-in on October 25 at least. You will hike on October 26, 27, 28, 29 and pick 6 loops out of the 7 loops that are scheduled during these days.  Check out on October 30.

    When you register for this event, please let me know which challenge you are doing.

    Details are here: https://www.frontenacpark.ca/challenge-rules

  • Smokey Hollow Loop
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/24/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park 2500 Kerns Rd. Burlington

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 9 – 11 km.

    Description

    There will be a 9 km. and an 11 km. version of this hike. The 11 km. version involves a long climb up Grindstone Creek to Smokey Hollow before heading back to Kerns Rd. Bring water and a snack or lunch. This hike is open to BTC members only and you must pre-register. Once you have registered you will receive a list of items to bring and Covid protocols.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Dundas Valley Main Loop
    1:30 PM-3:00 PM
    10/25/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area. PLEASE MEET OUTSIDE AT THE TRAIL CENTRE.
    Hike Leader(s): Allan Meyer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    Pleasant hike that should get a little sweat going.  A chance to see the Valley in all its fall glory.  Please dress for the weather.  the outdoor site offers some protection from the weather and a good place to gather.  We may add on Deer Run Trail, lets see.

    Please meet at the Trail Centre, outside

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  • Lions Club Rd to Tiffany Falls
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/26/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley parking lot at the end of Lion’s Club Rd Map 8 N43.240974 W79.975582
    Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley 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: 14 K

    Description

    We will hike from the parking lot at the end of Lion’s Club Rd  ( fee applies ) to Tiffany Falls  and back using the main trail and side trails

    Bring lunch, water, hiking boots, hand sanitizer, mask, no dogs please

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley   RSVP using the hike calendar

    Pace will be a combination of moderate and brisk depending on the terrain

    Cancellations the morning of the hike call my cell 289 456 3498

  • Iroquoia Club General Hike
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    10/26/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf course parking lot.
    Hike Leader(s): Daljeet Juneja Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

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  • Christie Conservation area
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    10/28/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps):

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13 km

    Description

    We will meet at 20 Marshboro Ave in Dundas and hike to Webster and Tews Falls or area if falls are blocked ,  around Christie Lake and back to the start.

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley RSVP  thru the hike calendar

    Bring lunch, water, hiking boots, no dogs please

    HAND SANITIZER AND MASKS ARE MANDATORY  ( mask is not mandatory to wear but must be available )

    Cancelations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498

  • Good Companions – Cootes South Shore
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    10/28/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Cootes Paradise Hamilton
    Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Meet at Princess Point just beyond the intersection of Macklin Street N and Longwood Rd N in Hamilton.  This is RBG property so parking fees (you can pay by the hour) or RBG parking pass required.  We will hike the south shore trails of Cootes Paradise, including Sassafras Point, to McMaster University and return.  A mixture of woods and fields with some hills and poor footing.  Bring all the essentials including boots, water and snack.  Register by clicking on the hike on the hike schedule.  Leader: Janina Vanderpost  kayakhiker1@gmail.com

     

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  • Thursday Group – Jordan/Balls Falls
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/29/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet in the main car park in the village of Jordan. Directions from Hamilton: exit QEW at Jordan Road, go south, turn right on Fourth Avenue (Hwy 77) and follow into Jordan. (Sorry, no car pooling this year due to Covid-19 restrictions)
    Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose 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: 10 km

    Description

    We will follow 20-mile creek to Lower Balls Falls and Upper Balls Falls. Bring lunch. We will return via combination of main trail and side trail. Bruce Trail Map 4. Please note that this hike is open to BTC members only and you are required to pre-register online. When you register you will be sent a list of items to bring and protocols to follow.

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  • Splitrock Narrows & Mono Cliffs
    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    10/31/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): BTC Parking Area on 2nd Line EHS. GPS Coordinates: (44.074962 -80.083756). From Orangeville, take Hwy #10 north, turning right onto 25 Sideroad, and then left onto 2nd Line EHS: the parking lot is about 1.3 km along on the right side of 2nd Line EHS. (Bruce Trail Reference, Map 19)
    Hike Leader(s): Douglas Boyce Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14.5 km

    Description

    We will explore the beautiful Splitrock Narrows Nature Reserve, and then loop into Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, using mostly side trails: Splitrock and Narrows side trails, plus Ralph Tremils, Walter Tovell, Spillway, Carriage, and Lookout side trails, plus about 2 km of main trail. Getting from Splitrock Narrows to Mono Cliffs and back requires 0.9 km of road (times 2), but at least it is pleasant country road. We will hike at a brisk pace, stopping once or twice for a snack break. Bring snacks and water.