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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To view all Bruce Trail Conservancy Hikes click here

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  • Spey side North Hike
    9:00 AM
    11/02/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (15 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): We will depart from the lower parking lot at the junction of St. Helena Rd and Regional Rd 25.
    Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    We will hike north and loop back covering about 15 kms.

    Please not that this hike is open to BTC members (and one guest).   You are required to pre-register online. After registration you will be sent a list of items to bring and Covid protocols to follow.

    Cancellations the morning of the hike – Please contact leader by phone 416 573 4236.

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  • Thursday Group – Hidden Valley/Grindstone Creek
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    11/05/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (19 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Hidden Valley Park in west Burlington – intersection of Hidden Valley Road and Lemonville Road.
    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: 10km

    Description

    We will hike along the east side of Grindstone Creek to the Norman Pearson Side Trail. From there we will return via the main trail and the west side of the creek to Lemonville Road. BTC Map 9. 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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  • Speyside Loops
    9:00 AM-2:30 PM
    11/08/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (7 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Pear Tree Parking Lot at km 11.4 BTC Map 12, 30th Ed. From the 401 proceed north on Hwy #25 then turn left at 15 Sideroad.
    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law 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: 18 km.

    Description

    Rocky but rewarding hike in peaceful woodland.  Some road walking.  We will take in the Main Trail and part of the Canada Goose ST, the Vanderleck ST and the Al Shaw ST.  Please bring a lunch, water, and a warm drink.  Hiking boots essential.

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  • Hockley Valley: Loops and Hills, Hills, Hills!
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    11/11/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (6 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Parking lot on Hockley Valley Road, across from Black Birch Restaurant
    Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais 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: 14 km

    Description

    Who doesn’t already know and love this spot? It is probably one of Louise’s favourite locations on the Bruce Trail!

    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 – Chedoke Radial Trail and Scenic Drive Side Trail
    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    11/11/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (7 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf Club Parking Lot – Hamilton
    Hike Leader(s): Ted Bossence 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 up the Chedoke Radial Trail and into the Iroquoia Heights Conservation Area.  We will then loop back and follow the Scenic Drive Side Trail along the top of the escarpment and down the Chedoke stairs to the golf course parking lot.  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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  • 14 Mile Creek
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/12/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (14 spots remaining)
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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: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 13km

    Description

    Meet at the south end of Glen Abbey Rec Centre. We will do a loop hike using various town trails and the rougher trail along the creek. You must be self sufficient. Remember your mask, sanitizer, water, snack/lunch, poles etc. You must be self sufficient.
    Leader: Norman Young mny176@outloook.com 905 845 0939 Cell 905 330 6605

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  • Gentle Hike/Crawford Lake
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/14/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (6 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Crawford Lake Conservation Area/Guelph Line

    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: Approx. 7 km.

    Description

    Crawford Lake is always a lovely area to hike, with its meromictic lake, escarpment views and Indian village. 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. You must also register for a booking to get into Crawford Lake. Once you have registered for this hike with BTC immediately go to the Conservation Halton website to register for a 10:00 am. time slot. You may find that you will have to do this closer to the date of the hike. You need to get a time slot that matches that start time of the hike. Bring a snack and water.
    Leader: Anne Armstrong 905 617 3937

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  • Fletcher Creek
    9:00 AM-1:00 AM
    11/16/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (8 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Concession Road 7, north of Gore Road, Puslinch

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

    Description

    he Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve is a unique natural area. The area is 414 acres in size and is located at the headwaters of the Spencer Creek Watershed. The area is an important groundwater recharge area and is considered a provincially significant wetland.

    An abandoned quarry at the site was rehabilitated, resulting in the creation of a rare type of wetland. Environmental improvements to the area resulting from the restoration are significant and include the expansion of a fen plant community — the rarest form of wetland in Ontario — creation of additional habitat for rare plants and animals already in the area, a new breeding area for leopard frogs, snakes, and a variety of small mammals, such as groundhogs, foxes and bats. A mix of coniferous and deciduous trees will create a canopy that, over time, will provide valuable shelter for wintering birds and mammals. The area contains a trail system and interpretive panels.

    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. 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!

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  • – Bronte Park in and out
    9:30 AM-1:30 AM
    11/18/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (14 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    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: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    Bring water, snack, etc   YOU ARE TO BE SELF SUFGFICIENT .  Mask and sanitizer must be with you

  • Good Companions/Christie Lake Loops
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/18/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (18 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Christie Lake Conservation Area 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: 10km

    Description

    Meet in the parking lot to the right after entering the Christie Lake Conservation Area main entrance off Hwy 5 (Dundas Street).  Entry fee or Hamilton Conservation Authority pass required.  We will hike a number of the trails at Christie Lake, including the “around the lake” trail.  Please bring hiking boots, water, a snack.  Register by clicking on the hike in the hike schedule.  Hike Leader: Janina Vanderpost  kayakhiker1@gmail.com

     

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  • Thursday Group/Twiss Rd (Calcium Pits) to Crawford Lake CA (In/Out)
    10:00 AM-1:30 PM
    11/19/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (7 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Park and meet on Twiss Rd where the BT crosses. Parking is just south of Camp Manitou and just north of the very steep hairpin hill.
    Hike Leader(s): Karen Capindale-Smith 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. 12km

    Description

    We will hike the main trail to the Lookout at Crawford Lake CA. We will return via a combination of side trails and conservation trails. Please remember to bring water, a snack, lunch, a mask and hand sanitizer. Please note that Covid-19 Protocol will be in full effect and that sharing will not be permitted.

    Please contact Karen Capindale-Smith (Hike Leader) at kjcapindale@gmail.com or (905)749-0914 with questions.

     

     

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  • Smokey Hollow, Waterdown (West)
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    11/23/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (14 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Smokey Hollow, Waterdown Map 9, Ed 29, marker 72.4

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
    Distance: 14 km

    Description

    We will head west from the parking lot to #6 highway and return. This is an in and out hike, lots of climbing. The pace will be a combination of moderate and brisk.

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley   RSVP thru the hike calendar

    Bring water, lunch, hiking boots, no dogs please. Cancellations the morning of the hike: 289-456-3498

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

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  • Smokey Hollow, Waterdown (East)
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    11/25/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (14 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Smokey Hollow, Waterdown Map 9, Ed 29, marker 72.4

    Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hr, Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    We will head east from Smokey Hollow (map 9, marker 72.4 GPS N43.330803 W79.886980) to where the trails intersects # 5 highway. We will return using the Ian Reid and King Rd side trails.

    Hike leader: Wayne Riley   RSVP thru the hike calendar

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

    Bring lunch, water, no dogs please, Hiking boots required

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

  • Good Companions RBG North Shore Trails Hike
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11/25/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (6 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): RBG North Shore Trails
    Hike Leader(s): Linda Robinson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 7-8KM

    Description

    Meet at the Nature Interpretive Centre at the RBG Arboretum. Parking is available and free to RBG members. Non-members must pay a fee to park. 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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  • Forks of the Credit
    9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    11/30/2020

    Click here to register for this hike (13 spots remaining)
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    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Happy Wanderers
    Location (Google Maps): Forks of the Credit, Caledon. Parking on Forks of the Credit Rd
    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: 13.7km

    Description

    We’ll meet at parking on Forks of the Credit Rd, hike through Brimstone and Cataracts Side Trail, picking up main trail over to McLaren Rd Side Trail, to main trail and back to our cars.

    Bring hat, boots, water, snack/lunch, icers, first aid kit, mask, sanitizer.  Sorry, no dogs please. We can stop for ice cream/refreshment afterwards.

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