Iroquoia

Notice: Hiking Program & COVID-19

Some Bruce Trail Clubs are restarting their hiking program on July 1st. During this time, hikes are for BTC members only and pre-registration is required. Group size is limited to 10.

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  • CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN Iroquoia End-2-End Mt Nemo to Kilbride
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    10/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Kilbride roadside parking (km 98.8 Map 10) at the corner of No 7-Twiss Rd and No 8 Sideroad.
    Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

    Description

    We will shuttle to Mount Nemo (km 88.2 Map 10)then hike 10 km to our cars stopping for lunch along the river. This may be lengthened by adding the 2.5 River and Ruin loop.

    Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans.  Hike leader Cynthia Archer  archercynthiab@gmail.com  416 573 4236 This is the final hike of the Iroquoia End-2-End series.

  • Loopy Hike
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/02/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location: Dundas Valley
    Hike Leader(s): Janina Vanderpost 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

    Meet at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre parking lot- the lot closest to the Trail Centre.  The entrance to the Trail Centre is located off Governors Road, Dundas.  Parking fee or Hamilton Conservation Authority pass.  Beginning at the Trail Centre we will hike two loops involving the Spring Creek, John White, Sawmill, Sulphur Creek and Main Trails.  Some hills.  Hiking boots. water, snack.  Hike Leader Janina Vanderpost 905-521-2296 kayakhiker1@gmail.com

     

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  • Iroquios Ridge
    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    10/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Oakville Town Hall
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    A loop hike along Morrison Drainage Ditch through Iroquois woods and back by Town hall valley.

    bring water, snack etc

  • Optimist Heritage Trail to Christie Lake
    10:00 AM-1:15 PM
    10/03/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location: Bullocks park in Greensville. Across from the Anglican Church on Highway 8
    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: 10-11km

    Description

    Starting on the Greenville Optimist Heritage trail to Christies Lake loop and back again. Please bring water and snack. No Dogs Please.

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  • History of Crooks Hollow Walk
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    10/05/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): opposite 745 Crooks Hollow Road on the south side, Please note Hwy # 8 is closed due to erosion on a section so do a google map search to find best route
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: ~ 5 km

    Description

    Part of IBTC education series. Join local historian enthusiast Rosemary Horsewood as she leads us on a walk through this once busy industrial area dating back to 1803.  We’ll start at Crooks Hollow dam and walk back to Crooks Hollow to point out the Miller’s houses then walk along Spencer’s Creek and talk about Darnley Grist Mill, Bullocks Corner and houses that still stand from this period.

    PLEASE NOTE Highway # 8 has a washed out section so you will not be able to take normal route up #8.  Please check Google map or some other direction app to figure out your route or call me 905-637-7136

    Meet at Crooks Hollow Parking Lot on south side left if heading west on Crooks Hollow Road just past 745 Crooks Hollow Raod. GPS 43°16’36.6″N 80°00’03.4”W   Arrive at 8:45 am for sign-in, introductions and instructions. LIMIT 20 people.  Please register with hike leader Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136, 

    Bring snacks and water and be aware that if the weather is warm biting insects may still be around.  Ticks are also in our area. To learn more about ticks go to https://conservationhamilton.ca/ticks-and-lyme-disease/    Learn about Crooks Hollow here http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/crooks-hollow-historical-trail 

    Optional refreshment stop after. 

  • Junior Hikers/City View Park/King Rd. Loop
    11:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/05/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Junior Hiker
    Location (Google Maps): City View Park/Burlington
    Hike Leader(s): Anne Armstrong Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: Approximately 4 km.

    Description

    This hike is a chance to explore and enjoy this section of the trail between Burlington and Waterdown. Beautiful any time of the year, it is spectacular when the leaves change colour. Great views towards the lake. With luck we may spot some late leaving Turkey Vultures.  Meet in the south parking lot of City View Park on the east side of Kerns Rd.for an 11:00 am. start Bring a snack and water.  Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937 hikingrandma@gmail.com

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  • Forks of the Credit
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    10/07/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Map 14 & 15 ED 29 Marker 8.8
    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 km

    Description

    We will start at the parking area and hike to Belfountain. We will then follow River Rd to Shaw Rd to Cataract Trail to Quarryman’s Trail and back to the car

    RSVP by email wlr8362@gmail.com
    Cancellations the morning of the hike call my cell 289-456-3498
    Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellent and no dogs please
    There will be a refreshment stop afterwards
    I will advise the responders if there will be a meet place in Milton for carpooling to the hike site

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  • Speyside
    9:00 AM-2:30 PM
    10/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Map 12 ED 29 near marker 13.9
    Take highway 25, north of the 401 to 17 sideroad and turn right. The meeting place is at the end of 17
    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, Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: approximatley 16 k km

    Description

    We will start with the Vanderleck side trail and the Canada Goose side trail to Limehouse and then the main trail back to the cars

    RSVP by email wlr8362@gmail.com
    Cancellations the morning of the hike call my cell 289-456-3498
    Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellent and no dogs please

  • Good Companions – Dundas Valley CA/Sanctuary Park. Map 8
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/09/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Sanctuary Park, Dundas. Meet at parking lot at end of Sanctuary Drive (off Pleasant Ave.)
    Hike Leader(s): Stella Parr 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 walk along Spring Creek Trail to the trail centre and return via Sulphur Creek.

    Leader: Stella Parr. 905-628-6436 or scparr@yahoo.ca

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  • Mt Nemo – North and South Loops
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    10/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location: Mt Nemo (main parking lot) off of Guelph Line just South of Lowville. Conservation Pass required or fee to park.
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6km

    Description

    You won’t want to miss this hike! The leisurely pace will give ample opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the fall colours from high up on the escarpment. Please bring water, a snack and a camera!!!

    Option to lunch at Wundeba Restaurant just South of Mt Nemo on Guelph Line Rd. following hike

    Contact Info: jsmith62@cogeco.ca or (905)332-7254; hike morning use cell (905)749-0914

  • Hilton Falls in the Fall
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/10/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    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: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing

    Description

    Hilton Falls never ceases to please, especially if there has been a recent rain. Come and explore the trails of this popular area. Meet in the parking lot of Hilton Falls Conservation Area for a 10:00 am. start. Hilton Falls is located on Sideroad 5 between Guelph Line and Highway 25, (also know as Campbellville Rd. or Regional Rd.9). Map 11. Bring lunch and water. Parking Fee in effect or Conservation pass. Leader: Phillip Armstrong 416 895 3937 hikingrandpa@gmail.com

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  • Crawford Lake/Calcium Pits
    9:00 AM-3:30 AM
    10/12/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Calcium Pits roadside parking where the Main Trail crosses Twiss Road north of Derry Road. Map 11, Km 103.8.
    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: 15 kms

    Description

    Join us for a shuttle hike from Crawford Lake to the Calcium Pits on the Main Trail, the Crawford Lake Side Trail and the Leech Porter Side Trail.  Be prepared for a giant snapping turtle in Crawford Lake and turkey vultures over the Nassagaweya Canyon.  Comfy lunch at the Visitors Centre.  Bring hiking boots, 2.5L of water, lunch and sunscreen.  We will start at 9 am sharp so please arrive by 8:45 am to sign in prior.  Pre-registration required at stuarthikes@gmail.com.

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  • Junior hike in Hamilton – Smokey Hollow and The Great Falls 3.7 KM
    11:00 AM-1:30 AM
    10/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Junior Hiker
    Location (Google Maps): Depart from parking at 73.2 km map 9, N 43.331568 W 79.880989 on Mountain Brow Road. We will follow the Norman Pearson Side Trail to the main Trail. Note that the blue trail crosses a road where children will require close attention. The side trail joins the main trail at Grindstone Creek. Turn north (right) at the main trail that will lead you back to your car. The creek is near the halfway point providing a good place to picnic.
    Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

    Description

    Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans.  Hike leader Cynthia Archer  archercynthiab@gmail.com  416 573 4236 Note that the trail later climbs a steep hillside where children will need close attention as it follows the watershed up to The Great Falls. A second road crossing will also need close parental guidance.

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  • Thursday Group – Jordan/Balls Falls, Map 4 THIS HIKE IS CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WINDS
    9:30 AM-2:30 AM
    10/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Van Wagners Beach Road just west of Hutch’s near the red brick structure. From there we will carpool to Jordan. Allow 5 hours round trip. Anyone planning to go directly to Jordan please advise leader for directions.
    Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    Starting in the village of Jordan we will hike down to Twenty-Mile Creek and then climb upstream the spectacular trail to Balls Falls Conservation Area. After lunch we will return to Jordan via a different route. With luck we will see spawning salmon and spectacular fall colours. Some hills and rocky sections. Bring water, snack, lunch and bug spray.  To contact hike leader: Text/phone: 905-320-6513 or email: termarintl@gmail.com

  • Confederation Park Walk, 680 Waterfront Trail, Hamilton
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    10/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Sand Box Beach Bar, Confederation Beach Park, 680 Waterfront Trail Hamilton
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: ~2-4 km

    Description

    This is a gentle urban walk on paved trail designed for those slowing down or just starting.  Caregivers with strollers welcome.  Trail is paved with some grass spots at the memorial Guest leaders are Marian Toth & Gary Wrathall local history buffs.  Meet at 9:50 am at The Sandbox Beach Bar, 680 Waterfront Tail to sign up. Enter through the Confederation Park Gates and follow signs to Beaches Grill (Old name for The Sandbox Beach Bar )where there is ample parking and washrooms open to the public.We will walk along the Waterfront Trail to the War of 1812 Naval Memorial Garden and Baranga’s on the Beach to discuss the history of those locations. We will pass some environmentally sensitive areas along the way and see some of the ways the Hamilton Conservation Authority is working to keep waterways healthy. We will return to the Sandbox Beach Bar where coffee and a snack can be purchased.  For more information please contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136. Please note cancelled for thunderstorms, heavy  or high winds. 

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  • Bruce Peninsula National Park Weekend
    7:00 PM-3:30 PM
    10/18/2019-10/20/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Greg Vincent 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 km

    Description

    Tobermory/National Park Weekend. Oct. 18,19,20  Two nights. We arrive in Tobermory Fri. 18 Oct. in time for dinner at 7:00pm. We will walk the trails of the National Park for two days.We will visit the Grotto, Singing Sands and the Burnt Point loop. This weekend is restricted to those staying with us at the Princess Hotel 877-901-8282 for cost and a reservation.

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  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
    7:00 AM-5:00 PM
    10/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6
    Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley 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, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 33.1 km

    Description

    Registration for this event is now closed.

    The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

    (Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

    This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

    Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

    The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

    The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

    The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

  • “What’s a Fen?” Nature Walk
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    10/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve, 7th Concession, W. Flamborough, Hamilton
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 5km

    Description

    Part of the IBTC education series of walks.  This walk takes will take us through Quarry Trail within this ecological preserve on the corner of 7th Concession just north of Gore Road in West Flamborough.  Part of the Hamilton Conservation Authority We’ll meet at the free parking lot located at 43.4136 N 80.1204W.  We’ll be taking the double loops of the trail with several stops to talk about the history and ecology of this unique wetland called a fen.  Please arrive at 8:45 AM so we can start at 9 am. Contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca to register. Bring water and a snack. Optional refreshment after walk.

    HCA map of trails:  http://conservationhamilton.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2016/06/fletcher-main1.pdf

  • Jordan/Balls Falls, Map 4
    9:30 AM-2:30 AM
    10/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Van Wagners Beach Road just west of Hutch’s near the red brick structure. From there we will carpool to Jordan. Allow 5 hours round trip – expect heavy traffic. Anyone planning to go directly to Jordan please advise leader for directions.
    Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose 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 km

    Description

    Starting in the village of Jordan we will hike down to Twenty-Mile Creek and then climb upstream the spectacular trail to Balls Falls Conservation Area. After lunch we will return to Jordan via a different route. With luck we will see spawning salmon and spectacular fall colours. Some hills and rocky sections. Bring water, snack and lunch

  • Bruce Peninsula National Park Weekend
    7:00 PM-3:30 PM
    10/19/2019-10/20/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Greg Vincent 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 km

    Description

    Tobermory/National Park Weekend. Oct. 18,19,20  Two nights. We arrive in Tobermory Fri. 18 Oct. in time for dinner at 7:00pm. We will walk the trails of the National Park for two days.We will visit the Grotto, Singing Sands and the Burnt Point loop. This weekend is restricted to those staying with us at the Princess Hotel 877-901-8282 for cost and a reservation.

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  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
    7:00 AM-5:00 PM
    10/20/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6
    Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley 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, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 30.0 km

    Description

    Registration for this event is now closed.

    The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

    (Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

    This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

    Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

    The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

    The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

    The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

  • Bruce Peninsula National Park Weekend
    7:00 PM-3:30 PM
    10/20/2019-10/20/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Greg Vincent 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 km

    Description

    Tobermory/National Park Weekend. Oct. 18,19,20  Two nights. We arrive in Tobermory Fri. 18 Oct. in time for dinner at 7:00pm. We will walk the trails of the National Park for two days.We will visit the Grotto, Singing Sands and the Burnt Point loop. This weekend is restricted to those staying with us at the Princess Hotel 877-901-8282 for cost and a reservation.

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  • Credit River Loop
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/23/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Erindale Park, 1695 Dundas St W. Mississauga
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young 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 km

    Description

    Meet in the parking lot closet to the washrooms

    This will be a loop hike via the Sawmill Creek trail and the over to the Credit River and down to our cars.

    Bring lunch, water etc.

  • Hills and Dales amongst the fall colours in Dundas Valley
    10:00 AM-12:15 PM
    10/23/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley C/A off Governor’s Rd in Dundas. Meet in the parking lot closest to the rail center.
    Hike Leader(s): Connie Rusynyk Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Fast – 5+ km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will hike the main loop branching off on the blue trail to Canterbury Falls and and also along the Monarch Trail. Bring water, snack and lunch.

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  • Jerseyville -Homestead Trail
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    10/24/2019

    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: 10 km

    Description

    Walk through spring Valley to the Homestead trail and back to cars. Please bring snack and water. No dogs Please

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  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
    7:00 AM-5:00 PM
    10/26/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9
    Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley 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, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 32.5 km

    Description

    Registration for this event is now closed.

    The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

    (Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

    This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

    Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

    The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

    The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

    The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

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  • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km
    7:00 AM-5:00 PM
    10/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.
    Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley 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, Slippery Sections Likely

    Description

    Registration for this event is now closed.

    The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

    (Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

    This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

    Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

    The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

    The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

    The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

    For more information visit Iroquoia End to End 2019.  Contact the organizer by email at iroquoiabtcevents@gmail.com or after September 9th by phone (905) 331-7317.

    REGISTRATION:

    Participants must register and pay online through Eventbrite.ca. There will be no cheques or cash accepted on any day of the event. Tickets must be purchased in the name of the partcipant.

    Registration begins June 1, 2019 and ends October 5, 2019

    Purchase tickets here starting June 1: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/iroquoia-bruce-trail-official-end-to-end-2019-tickets-59167389254

  • STEPS, STEPS, STEPS!
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location: Top of the Chedoke Stairs on Scenic Drive at Upper Paradise on the West Mountain
    Hike Leader(s): Paul Lewis Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

    Description

    An energetic way to start your Day!  Back again this year!  Meet at 9:00am at the top of the Chedoke Stairs on Scenic Drive at Upper Paradise on the West Mountain.  We will then carpool to the parking lot at the Albion Falls Lookout (north of Albion Falls), and do all 7 sets of escarpment stairs, including Kenilworth & Uli’s Stairs.  In between the sets of stairs we will hike parts of the BruceTrail and the Rail Trails.   The fall colours should be out!  We will stop just over half way at the Tim’s on Concession Street for a short snack break.  We should be done between 1:30pm and 2pm. Hike is cancelled if there is heavy rain.  Rain back up date is Sunday Nov 3rd

    Directions: From Garth Street take Scenic Drive west to Upper Paradise.  The parking lot is on your right (across from the start of Upper Paradise). If there is no room in the parking lot you can park on the street.  From the 403, take the Linc to Golf Links and turn left on Golf Links that becomes Mohawk.  Then turn left (north) on to Upper Paradise until the end at Scenic Drive (parking lot will be straight ahead)

    Leader: Paul Lewis (905) 331-8600, or email: outdooractive@hotmail.com

  • Hermitage History Walk
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    10/27/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Road, Dundas
    Hike Leader(s): Gary Wrathall Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 5 km

    Description

    Part of the IBTC series of education hikes. Meeting at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre we’ll walk up to the Hermitage ruins on the Main Loop and talk about the history then walk back along same path. Please arrive at 1:45 pm so we can start at 2 pm sharp. Bring water and a snack. Optional refreshment stop after.

    Dundas Trail Map http://conservationhamilton.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/03/Dundas-Valley-Brochure-2019.pdf

    Contact Gary gary.wrathall@sympatico.ca

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  • Limehouse Combo Loop
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Limehouse, Canada Goose and Vanderleck Side Trail. 4th Line and 22nd Sideroad
    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: 14k km

    Description

    Park at Bruce Trail Parking Lot on 22nd Sideroad west of 4th Line in Limehouse.  We will hike the Canada Goose side trail, pick up the main trail and head south of 17th Sideroad. We will loop back on Vanderleck Side Trail and past pond where we may see Muskrat Dwelling. Trail is fairly flat with rocky bits. Bring snack, lunch, water. No dogs. Pub or refreshment stop afterwards.

    stevenwhite901@gmail.com or text 289-242-9415

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  • Dundas Valley Loop from Sanctuary Park
    9:00 AM-2:00 AM
    10/30/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Sanctuary Park, Dundas. Take Old Ancaster to Pleasant and turn right. Take Pleasant to Sanctuary Drive and turn right. Park is at end of street.
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Merz Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 to 14km

    Description

    We will hike various trails such as Spring Creek, Main loop, Sulpher creek, Monarch, Canterbury Falls Loop and some rail trail.  The trail is quite hilly but with good footing.  Bring lunch/snacks, water,

  • Enjoying the splash of colours in Sixteen Mile Creek Oakville
    10:00 AM-12:15 PM
    10/30/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet in the small parking lot at the corner of Neyagawa Rd and River Glen Blvd south of Hwy 5.
    Hike Leader(s): Connie Rusynyk Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    We will hike the main loop going down into the canyon. Hiking boots, water, snack and lunch.

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  • Dundas Peak
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10/31/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location: Dundas Driving Park, Cross St., Dundas, lots of parking. We will go to Dundas Peak
    and Tews Falls. Poles recommended, also snacks, lunch, water. No dogs.
    Hike Leader(s): Marion Fletcher 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 km

    Description

    From Dundas Driving Park to Dundas Peak and Tews Falls.

    Great views and photo opportunities.

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