Hendrie Valley and Sheelah Dunn Dooley

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05/31/2023 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hendrie Valley and Sheelah Dunn Dooley

  • HikeType Good Companions
  • PaceTypes Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr
  • TerrainTypes Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
  • PaidOuting No

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Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Good Companions
Location (Google Maps): Park on the Spring Garden Road lay by's across from the Royal Botanical Gardens main building or use your RBG pass to park in the parking lot.

Hike Leader(s): Paul Toffoletti Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 8km


The hike will start at the RBG, go through the Woodland Cemetery and down into Hendrie Valley. We will then take a small side trail and visit the recently acquired Sheelah Dunn Dooley Nature Reserve that the Hamilton Naturalist Club now owns. Find out what the eco-goats were about.  Return via Cherry Hill gate. There will be a little bit of road walking. Overall, a pleasant hike on established trails except Sheelah Dunn Dooley could be muddy depending on the weather the days before. At the end, there will be an optional apres hike at the Rose Garden Cafe near by. Call my cell 289-230-2038 or email paulbrucetrail@gmail.com if you have to cancell that morning or need help finding the meeting place. We will be out in the open at times, so bring a hat and water.