Iroquoia

Notice: Hiking Program Paused

The hiking program of all 9 Bruce Trail Clubs is currently paused until until all areas along the Niagara Escarpment and the Greater Toronto Area are at least in the orange zone of provincial COVID-19 public health measures.

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November
Sun Nov 0 1

Up the Iroquoia! Hike 1 - Kelso

9:30 AM-2:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Kelso Conservation Area parking lot near the Halton Region Museum just southwest of km 120.2, BTC Map 11, 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: 10 km with an optional additional 4.5 km.

Description

Join us for an Iroquoia pop-up hike – the first in the “Up the Iroquoia!” series of hikes exploring the mighty Iroquoia Section of the Bruce Trail.  We will take in the magnificent heights of Kelso in a combination loop/”in-and-out”.  The main hike is 10 kms which will take us back to the cars where folks can drop out if they so desire.  The more intrepid among us will grasp the nettle firmly and head to the Hilton Falls parking lot and back (4.5 kms).  Participants must navigate their own way through the Conservation Halton website to make at least two back-to-back two-hour reservations (4 hours total) if they opt for the 10 kms.  Three two-hour back-to-back reservations suggested if the 15 km hike is chosen.  Halton Conservation annual pass membership strongly recommended as we will be hiking other Halton Conservation trails in the weeks ahead.  Please don’t forget the Daylight Savings Time change the day of the hike.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Bring plenty of liquids, a snack and a lunch.  Your own song and singing on the trail optional.  Beatles preferred.  Godspeed.

Sun Nov 0 1

Dundas Valley Main Loop

1:30 PM-2:45 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Meet at the Trail Centre, outside at picnic tables.
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 feel free to bring your dog (on leash).  It might be a good idea to bring hiking stick as trail can be slippery.

Please meet at the Trail Centre, outside

Mon Nov 0 2

Spey side North Hike

9:00 AM
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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.

Mon Nov 0 2

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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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

Wed Nov 0 4

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

9:00 AM-1:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): 650 Governors Rd., Dundas, ON L9H 5E3
Hike Leader(s): Wayne Riley 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

Meet at the second parking lot. We will explore the trails of the DVCA including the Sawmill Trail, the Main loop, and some of the Headwaters Trail.

Wed Nov 0 4

Good Companions - Dundas Valley

10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Highway 99 Dundas. Meet at last parking lot in Dundas Valley.
Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred 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: 11Km

Description

We will complete several loops through the valley.

 

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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.

Sun Nov 0 8

Speyside Loops

9:00 AM-2:30 PM
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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.

Mon Nov 0 9

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf course parking lot Hamilton.
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
Distance: 9 to 10 km

Description

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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!

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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.

Thu Nov 1 2

14 Mile Creek

10:00 AM-1:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Staring at Glen Abbey Rec Centre
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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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Woodend Conservation Area
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt 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: 7-8km

Description

This hike is another chance to obtain the hikes required for the coveted Halloween badge and will incorporate both a Night Hike and a Halloween Hike. You may use this hike toward both badges as it’s a sanctioned “Double Dip!”

We will start at Woodend Conservation Area and make our way over to the Screaming Tunnel on the main trail, some of which is newly opened trail.
Please wear a Halloween costume or hat must be worn as you are to include a photo (selfie) with your log.
Please bring a head lamp as we will finish under darkness. 
Limited to a total of 15 hikers including the leader. All hikers must be registered; please do not show up for the hike as an unregistered participant. 

This hike is subject to the regulations for Covid19. Please familiarize yourself with the current rules: https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule#guidelines

 

Sat Nov 1 4

Silver Creek & Great Esker

8:30 AM-12:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking in the laneway where the Bennett Heritage Trail crosses Eighth Line. GPS Coordinates: (43.692270 -79.983387). From Trafalgar Road northwest of Georgetown, turn right onto 27 Sideroad, which bends to the left onto Eighth Line. Stay on Eighth line until you see the laneway on the left-hand side. (Bruce Trail Reference, Map 13)
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 km

Description

A loop hike in Silver Creek Conservation Area, including the Great Esker Side Trail. We will hike at a brisk pace, stopping once or twice for a snack break. Bring snacks and water.

Sat Nov 1 4

Gentle Hike/Crawford Lake

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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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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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): De Cew House at the First Nations Peace Monument
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: 5-6km

Description

This hike is another chance to obtain the hikes required for the coveted Halloween badge and will incorporate both a Night Hike and a Halloween Hike. You may use this hike toward both badges as it’s a sanctioned “Double Dip!”

We will start at the parking lot and make our way on the Bert Lowe Side Trail, through the tunnel at the 406 Hwy and continue along Lake Gibson and the Power Canal, turnaround and make our way back.
Please bring a head lamp as we will finish under darkness. 
Limited to a total of 15 hikers including the leader. All hikers must be registered; please do not show up for the hike as an unregistered participant. 

This hike is subject to the regulations for Covid19. Please familiarize yourself with the current rules: https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule#guidelines

 

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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps): Quarry Rd to Cave Springs Conservation Area
Hike Leader(s): Ruth Moffatt 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: 5-6km

Description

Another chance to earn the coveted Halloween Badge – We will make our way over to the Cave Springs Conservation Area and explore this unique area.

This is a small group hike, limited to 6 hikers, due to limited parking capacity at Quarry Rd which has space for 6 vehicles. If you are car pooling to attend this hike, please let me know so I can open more space up. Please do not show up for this hike as an unregistered participant.  

Please familiarize yourself with the current rules: https://brucetrail.org/pages/explore-the-trail/hike-schedule#guidelines

 

Mon Nov 1 6

Fletcher Creek

9:00 AM-1:00 AM
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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!

Mon Nov 1 6

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf course , Hamilton
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

Mon Nov 1 6

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps):

Chedoke Golf course parking lot Hamilton.

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
Distance: 9 to 10 km

Description

Wed Nov 1 8

- Bronte Park in and out

9:30 AM-1:30 AM
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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

Wed Nov 1 8

Good Companions/Christie Lake Loops

10:00 AM-1:30 PM
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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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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.

 

 

Sun Nov 2 2

Dundas Valley Main Loop and maybe more

1:30 PM-2:45 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Trail Centre, meet outside train station
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
Distance: about 4 km

Description

Nothing like the cool brisk weather to get the blood flowing.  Please make sure you have proper hiking footwear as the route may be slippery in parts.

Sun Nov 2 2

Dundas Valley Main Loop and maybe more

1:30 PM-2:45 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Trail Centre Dundas Valley Conservation. meet outside at the train station.
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

Please join me for a hike around the Main Loop.  The terrain can be slippery, so bring your walking poles.  We may add on a bit more hiking depending upon the group and the weather.

Mon Nov 2 3

#6 Hwy to Smokey Hollow

9:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): Old Guelph Rd side trail map 9 66.0 marker N43.307417 W79.911580
BE CAREFUL USING THE GPS CO-ORDINATES, THEY MAY TAKE YOU DOWN #6 HWY, NOT OLD GUELPH RD

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 east on the main trail from the parking area to Smokey Hollow and return. We are using this starting point due to the lack of parking at Smokey Hollow

Starting point is at the end of Old Guelph RD

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)

Mon Nov 2 3

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf course parking lot, Hamilton.
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

Wed Nov 2 5

Waterdown City park to Smokey Hollow

9:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): City View Park SOUTH parking lot off of Kerns Rd which runs south from #5 hwy

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 the parking lot returning  using the Ian Reid and King Rd side trails and on to Smokey Hollow then return to the parking lot. The new starting lot is due to the lack of space at Smokey Hollow.

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 )

Wed Nov 2 5

Good Companions RBG North Shore Trails Hike

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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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.

Thu Nov 2 6

- Bronte Park (east side) in and out

9:30 AM-1:15 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Thursday Group
Location (Google Maps): Valley Ridge Park to Bronte Park and back
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

High Valley Rd is the  first street south of Dundas Street  off Bronte Rd to the west

If the gate to Valley Ridge park is closed, park on the first street to the left-Highbourne Cres.

Remember all Covid measures. Dress according to the weather.

Sat Nov 2 8

Red Hill Valley

8:30 AM-12:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Parking at Paramount Park (1170 Paramount Drive), on East Hamilton escarpment. GPS Coordinates: (43.203023 -79.799399). From the Red Hill Valley Parkway, exit onto Mud Street. At the first set of lights, turn left onto Winterberry Drive, which becomes Paramount Drive. After the bend to the right, look for the park on your left-hand side. (Bruce Trail Reference, Map 7)
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: 15 km

Description

We will hike into the Red Hill Valley and back along the Main Bruce Trail, with some loops using the Mountain Brow and Red Hill Creek side trails and the Escarpment Rail Trail. If there are icy/wintry conditions, you will need icers, and poles recommended. We will hike at a brisk pace, stopping once or twice for a snack break. Bring snacks and water.

Sat Nov 2 8

Pop Up Scotsdale Farm

9:00 AM-3:30 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm parking lot off Trafalgar Road on the Bennett Heritage Side Trail (BTC Map 13)
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: 18 kms

Description

Join us for an 18 km walk in the woods on the Bennett Heritage ST, the Roberts ST, the Irwin Quarry ST, the Great Esker ST and the Main Trail connecting them all.  Please bring a lunch, a snack, a warm drink and icers (just in case).  Covid protocols will be respected.  Please arrive at 8:45 for a 9 am start.  Hiking boots a must and poles strongly recommended.

Sat Nov 2 8

Halton Agreement Forest Loop

10:00 AM-1:45 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
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.
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 uses a combination of hiking and biking trails in the Halton Agreement Forest. It will take us to Hilton Falls and back in a circular route.

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 416 895 3937

 

 

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Hosting Club: Niagara, Iroquoia
Category: Special Event
Location (Google Maps):
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: Approx 20km in total

Description

Last chance for the Screaming Tunnel Badge in 2020

We’ll meet at Quarry Rd and hike to Cave Springs for an exploration around this conservation area out and back – about 5km. We’ll then proceed to Decew House for a hike on the Bert Lowe Side Trail out and back – about 5km. Lastly, we’ll proceed to Woodend Conservation Area for a hike to the Screaming Tunnel out and back – about 10km. Wear a funky hat for a picture in front of the tunnel.
Participation in all three hikes will qualify you for the badge. Please bring $5 for the badge.
This hike is subject to precautions around the pandemic. Please familiarize yourself with all regulations and protocols.

This hike is limited to 9 hikers plus the hike leader in accordance with guidelines.

Sun Nov 2 9

Dundas Valley Main Loop and maybe more

1:30 PM-2:45 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation Area, meet by the Depot, meet outside
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

A chance to enjoy our lovely fall weather.  Please dress for the weather.

Mon Nov 3 0

UPDATED - Forks of the Credit

9:30 AM-2:00 PM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Happy Wanderers
Location (Google Maps): Forks of the Credit, Caledon. UPDATED Parking at Willoughby Rd and Escarpment SR N43.831244, W79.980588
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: 13km

Description

UPDATED We’ll meet at parking at Willoughby Rd and Escarpment SR, hike main trail to McLaren Rd ST, down to Forks of the Credit Rd, through Brimstone and Cataracts Side Trail, picking up main trail and back to parking.

Bring hat, boots, water, snack/lunch, icers, first aid kit, mask, sanitizer.  Sorry, no dogs please.

Mon Nov 3 0

Iroquoia Club General Hike

9:30 AM-11:30 AM
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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: General Hike
Location (Google Maps): Chedoke Golf Course parking lot,Hamilton.
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