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 register guests using your member number and the guest’s name.

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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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  • 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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  • Big Chute and the Pretty River – a hike in the Muskokas
    9:00 AM-3:30 AM
    10/07/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Carpool cancelled due to COVID. Meeting spot: The parking lot on the right side, just before the Big Chute Marine Railway. We will hike to the Pretty River.

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14-20 km

    Description

    We hike an area not far from Big Chute. There are lovely trails on either side of the Pretty River, with gorgeous views and terrain typical for the Canadian Shield. The Big Chute Marine Railway is worth a visit as well. We will have lunch on the trail and get some dinner at a local restaurant in the area before driving home. Last year’s McCrae Lake was a huge success and this hike will not disappoint either.

    This will be a full day, including the time to drive to Big Chute, the hike itself, dinner in the area after the hike, and the drive back to the carpool lot. (Note carpooling cancelled during COVID).

    Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;  Email:  langlaislouise@gmail.com.  Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me. Wear appropriate quick-dry clothing and hiking boots. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent (summer), icers (winter), snacks, lunch, a personal first aid kit, and 1-2 litres of water. During COVID, also hand sanitizer and a face mask. Please email me at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won’t be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no-one else is there! For personalized driving directions, just copy and paste the GPS coordinates into a Google search window and voila!

  • 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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  • 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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  • – Bronte Park in and out
    10:00 AM-1:45 PM
    10/15/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Starting at Valley Ridge Park, Oakville
    Hike Leader(s): Norman Young Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We walk some town trails to get into Bronte PP and walk along the east bank of Bronte Creek and return by the same route. Remember, you must be self sufficient, have a mask, hand sanitzer ec.
    Bring water, a snack or lunch and dress as dictated by the weather.
    Leader: Norman Young mny176@outlook.com 905 845. 0939 cell 905 330 6605

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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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  • Hilton Falls
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    10/21/2020

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

    We shall walk the trails within the conservation area, including the Beaver loop. Have lunch at the falls. You must be self sufficient, have a mask, sanitizer. Bring water, lunch etc. as per any hike.
    Leader: Norman Young mny176@outlook.com 905 845 0939 cell 905 330 66o5

  • 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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  • Dundas to Dundas Peak and Tews Falls
    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 gates of Dundas Driving Park.
    Hike Leader(s): Marion Fletcher 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 gates of Dundas Driving Park before 10-00 a.m. They are a the end of Cross St. in Dundas. Parking is still free around the park. We hike up to Dundas Peak then onto Tews Falls and return.

    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: Marion Fletcher 905 628 5537   e-mail octother@aol.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
    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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  • Tiffany Falls to the Dundas Valley Trail Centre
    9:00 AM-1:30 PM
    10/26/2020

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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): 900 Wilson St, Hamilton Ont
    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 Tiffany Falls parking lot (fee applies) to Sherman Falls to the trail centre and back

    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

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

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

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 18 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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