Cross-country Skiing

Hockleycrest Ski Trails: Winter 2020/21

When winter arrives, the club’s cross-country ski trail network at Hockleycrest will be open again. When snow conditions permit, the trails will be groomed with a roller, and if there is sufficient snow depth, a track will be set.

Hockleycrest Ski Trails Map (.PDF)

There are a few small changes to the trails for this year:

  • First, a new trail link has been added at the north end of the network. It’s called the Plateau Extension and is labelled #22 on the map. It will enable skiers to enter or exit the North Plateau trail #20 from either east or west, and also made it possible to remove the one-way restriction from the northernmost portion of trail #1 Mainline.
  • A small reroute has been done on trail #11, Tamarack. As a result, this trail is 30m longer than before, and a small hill has been added to make it more interesting and slightly more challenging.

As we did last year, a short portion of the main Bruce Trail will be closed to hikers during the ski
season, but will be replaced by an alternate route flagged with orange ribbons. This alternate also
connects with the snowshoe trail Peter’s Path, which forms a more-or-less rectangular loop around
the Hockleycrest property. This trail change will be posted on the BTC website beginning December
1, and continuing until April 1.

Trail users should remember that only the main Bruce Trail (marked with white rectangular blazes)
and the Hockleycrest and Harmony side trails (marked with blue rectangular blazes) are open to
walkers. All of the additional trails, which are opened only in winter, are for the exclusive use of XC
skiers.

PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAILS THAT ARE DESIGNATED FOR YOU AND OBEY ALL SIGNAGE POSTED ON THE TRAILS. USERS OF THESE TRAILS DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK

Trail and snow condition reports can be found at www.hockleycrest.blogspot.ca

Odd numbered routes run predominantly North/South Even numbered routes run predominantly East/West
1.     Mainline [3.6 km]
1a    Mainline one-way uphill [0.2 km] 2.     Gazebo [0.3 km]
3.     Hockleycrest [1.7 km] 4.     Tornado Alley [150m]
5.     Westside Story [1 km] 6.     Central Park [0.4 km]
7.     Around the Pines [0.8 km] 8.     Get Down [80m]
9.     The Pasture [0.7 km] 10.   Field and Forest [0.4 km]
11.   Tamarack [130m] 12.   Southfield [1.0 km]
13.   Harmony [130m] 14.   Logging Trail [0.1 km]
15.   The Lowdown [160m] 16.   Pine Cut [0.2 km]
17.   Northfield Circuit [0.9 km] 18.   Roller Coaster [0.4 km]
19.   Stonehedge [0.3 km] 20.   North Plateau [0.8 km]
21.   The Ash Grove [0.3 km] 22. Plateau Extension [200m]
23.   Black Cherry [0.5 km]
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