General Hikes

 

Hikes are listed below, and you can also access our printable version of scheduled General Hikes.

 

Saturday July 8, Dufferin Hi-Land Section, 
Boyne Valley, Murphy’s Pinnacle & Mulmur Hills, Map 20,
This 15 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Bruce Trail parking lot at km 29.4 in Dufferin Hi-Lands section.
GPS Coordinates: N44 08.898′, W80 07.107′
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north of Orangeville to Primrose, continue north on Prince of Wales Rd to County Road 17, turn right and follow for 2 km to 1st Line EHS, turn right again and follow for 400 metres to parking lot on LH side.
Hike Description: A mixture of main and side trails that provides scenic views from Murphy’s Pinnacle and across Mulmur Hills, a visit to the Enchanted Forest, potholes, and (possibly) orchids.  Does it get any better than this?  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a snack lunch and two litres of drinking water.
Hike Leader: Bob Humphreys walk2tobermory@gmail.com 519-883-1840 Weekdays between 7-10 p.m.

 

Saturday July 15, Dufferin Hi-Land Section, 
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Map 19,
This 13 km loop hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Meet at roadside parking on the 2nd Line EHS, north of 20 Sideroad.
GPS Coordinates: 44.041918/-80.0760024.
Directions: From Hwy 10, turn east onto Mono Centre Rd/Dufferin County Rd 8. Keep left to continue on 2nd Line E to end of road. Park on the right side.
Hike Description: Experience the delightfully diverse flora, fauna, and natural landscapes of Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 Text or email preferred

 

Saturday July 15, Toronto Section, 
Speyside, & Limehouse, Map 12,
This 15 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. The pear tree parking lot at km 11.2 in Speyside.
GPS Coordinates: N43 34.676′, W79 58.619′
Directions: Take the 401 to Milton, turn north on Hwy 25 to the traffic light at Sideroad 15, turn left and follow for 300 metres to the pear tree parking lot on the left hand side.  From there we will car shuttle to the start and hike back.
Hike Description: An opportunity to enjoy the highlights of the Toronto section in high summer, taking in the Charles Hilderbrandt, Canada Goose, and Speyside side trails all linked together by the main trail.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a snack lunch, and two litres of drinking water.
Hike Leader: Bob Humphreys walk2tobermory@gmail.com 519-883-1840 Weekdays between 7-10 pm.

 

Saturday July 22, Caledon Hills Section, 
Glen Haffy, Map 17,
Hike #3  in the Canada 150th series.
This 11 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 am Map 17, km 33.8.
Directions: From Airport Rd take Finnerty Sideroad east for 1.5 km to roadside parking at Innis Lake Rd.
Hike Description: We will hike through the Glen Haffy conservation area. This is one of the series of five hikes put on by Caledon Hills Clubs to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. See website for info about special badges.
Hike Leader: Peter Leeney peter.leeney@utoronto.ca 905-301-4091 before 10p.m.

 

Monday August 7, Caledon Hills Section, 
Hockley Valley & Glen Haffy, Map 17 & 18,
This 10 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after 5 km.
Depart: 10:30 a.m. Parking lot on the north side of 5 Side Road of Mono, at km 46.6 where the Trail crosses the road.
Directions: Take Airport Rd north.  About 3 km north of Highway 9, turn right or east on 5 Side Road, Mono, for about 0.5 km.  Parking lot is on your left on north side of 5 Side Rd.
Hike Description: Enjoy Civic Holiday with a hike along the Bruce Trail.  We start with a relatively easy 1.5 loop hike north, returning via Harmony Side Trail to Gosling Nature Reserve (Bruce Trail Conservancy protected land).  Then hike 2.7 km south along Bruce Trail to magnificent vista where we will break for lunch on the trail. Bring lunch for this perfect picnic spot.  Water essential.  Hiking boots helpful.  Sunscreen & hat recommended.  We continue south to more vistas on a portion of the Glen Haffy Side Trail then follow our breadcrumbs back to the cars – some “ups and downs”.
Hike Leaders:  Janice McClelland & Don Blok janicedon86@gmail.com 519 833 7261.

 

Saturday August 12, Iroquoia Section, 
Iroquoia, Waterdown, Map 9,
This 12 km shuttle hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. At km 64.6 in Iroquoia section, on Old Guelph Road by the tunnel entrance.
GPS Coordinates: N43 18.449′, W79 54.700′
Directions: Take Hwy 6 south from Clappison’s Corners, take exit to York Road on right to Old Guelph Road, turn right and follow to parking area by the tunnel under Hwy 6.  From there we will shuttle to the start and hike back.
Hike Description: The classic hike through the middle of the Iroquoia section.  Lots of trees and our favourite scenery of Grindstone Creek are featured in this hike.  Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a snack lunch and two litres of drinking water.
Hike Leader: Bob Humphreys walk2tobermory@gmail.com 519-883-1840 Weekdays between 7-10 pm.