Car Hike: Springtime Family Hike at Silver Creek

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05/21/2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Car Hike: Springtime Family Hike at Silver Creek

  • HikeType Car Hike
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  • PaceTypes Leisurely
  • TerrainTypes Variable
  • PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Toronto
Category: Car Hike
Location (Google Maps): We will meet at the parking lot of the Silver Creek Outdoor Education Centre.

Hike Leader(s): Monica Pasquali, Andrew Proczek Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Variable
Distance: 4.5 km, with the option to drop out at 3 km


Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of spring with a leisurely, family-friendly nature hike in the Silver Creek Conservation Area!  After meeting at the Silver Creek Outdoor Education Centre parking lot at 10 am, we will walk north along the main trail, climbing the escarpment as we go, and then we will turn around and walk back south going downhill via the Roberts Side Trail, making a 3 km loop.  For those who would like to extend their hike, they can join us on an additional loop that includes the Irwin Quarry Side Trail going up and the main trail going down, which will add an additional 1.5 km to the day's hiking distance.  Children under 13 years of age are encouraged to join their parents/guardians on this hike so they can fulfill the requirements for the Toronto Bruce Trail Club's Youth Badge - all family members who are planning on joining us should register for the hike, including children.  You should bring enough water and food for a 2-hour hike, comfortable hiking shoes, sun and bug protection, appropriate clothing for the weather, and good observational skills so we can spot lots of flora, fauna, and fungi while we hike.  Please note that the trail is quite rocky and hilly in places, and is therefore not stroller-friendly, so any children who join us should be capable of walking on their own or be carried comfortably by their parents/guardians for the duration of the hike.