General Hikes

 

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

 

Saturday November 4: Caledon Hills Section, 
Hockley Valley & Hockleycrest, Map 18,
This 14 km loop 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. Parking lot on 5th Line EHS, just south of Hockley Road.
GPS Coordinates: N43 59.600′, W80 00.818′
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north from Orangeville, turn right on Hockley Road (County Road 7), follow to 5th Line EHS and turn right, the entrance to the parking lot is on the left.
Hike Description: An opportunity to enjoy the beauty of autumn colours on a loop hike using the Hemlock Ridge, Glacier Valley, Hockleycrest, Harmony and Darcy’s Side Trails, joined together with sections of the Main trail.
Hike Leader: Bob Humphreys walk2tobermory@gmail.com 519-883-1840 Weekdays between 7-10 p.m.

 

Saturday November 4, Caledon Hills Section, 
HockleyValley, Map 18, Hike # 2 in the Canada 150 series,
This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 10:00 a.m. Parking lot on Hockley Rd near km 60.1
GPS Coordinates: N 43.972857 W 80.056330.
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north. Just north of Orangeville turn right on Hockley Rd. Follow 5 km to parking lot on left.
Hike Description: This is hike 2 in the Canada 150 series. See Caledon Club website for details. We will cover the Main Trail and Tom and Isabel East side trails.
Hike Leader: Peter Leeney peter.leeney@utoronto.ca 905-822-1877.

 

Sunday November 5, Toronto Section, 
Scotsdale Farm, Map 13,
This 12 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking footwear is recommended.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Scotsdale Farm Parking Lot:  Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7 km northwest of Highway 7.
GPS Coordinates: 43.687772, -79.990300.
Directions: Take Highway 7 north out of Georgetown. Turn right onto Trafalgar Road N/Halton Regional Road 3 (signs for Regional Road 3/Trafalgar Road N/Ballinafad/Brisbane) and drive for 1.7 kilometers, then turn right to enter the Scotsdale Farm property. Continue to the parking lot on the left.
Hike Description: Witness Nature’s change in seasons, as we hike through the varied terrain of the Bennet Heritage Trail, Great Esker and Maureen Smith Side Trails linked by the main Bruce Trail to complete this 12 km loop. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 text or email preferred.

 

Saturday November 18,: Toronto Section, 
Scotsdale Farm, Map 13,
This 13 km loop 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 a.m. Scotsdale farm parking lot.
Directions: Take Hwy 401 west to Trafalgar Rd (exit 328). Follow Trafalgar Rd north to Hwy 7, turn left (west) on Hwy 7 about 4 km to Trafalgar Rd. Follow Trafalgar Rd north about 2 km to Scotsdale Farm on right side of the road
Hike Description: Pretty loop hike incorporating a mixture of Main and side trails. Trail is quite rocky in some areas.  Bring lunch for break on the trail. This is a joint hike with the Toronto Club.
Hike Leader: Tessa Shelvey tjshelvey@yahoo.com 416-320-8555.

 

Sunday November 19, Woolwich Trail
St. Jacob’s
A 10k car shuttle hike, at a medium pace over easy terrain with a drop out at 7 km., no dogs please, refreshment/ pub stop afterwards. Bring water, a snack if desired, wear good walking shoes.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. from the parking lot at 35 Albert St. E in St. Jacobs; behind the ‘Quarry’ building. Please park at the back of the lot, by the trail head.
Directions: From Toronto: 401 west bound to Kitchener/Waterloo. Exit at Hwy 8 Kitchener. Continue onto 7/8, Conestogo Pkwy to Waterloo. Continue on Pkwy until the divided Hwy ends and becomes Hwy 85 to Elmira. At the roundabout exit left onto Sawmill Rd./Regional Rd. 17 towards St. Jacobs. Turn left onto King St. into St. Jacob’s. Once across the bridge at the bottom of the hill, turn left onto Albert St. then left into the parking lot. From north of the 401 – Hwy 10 to Caledon, Left /west on 124 to Eramosa, Guelph Lake Conservation area. Turn R onto Jones Baseline. Turn L onto Guelph Nichol Townline/RR 51, about 6 km. Cross highway 6, continue to Traffic lights at Ariss. Turn R onto Hwy 86. At traffic lights, corner of 86 and Northfield, about 9 km, turn L onto Northfield. In about 6km,  At the Traffic lights in the village of Conestogo Turn R onto Sawmill Rd. Continue  on Sawmill Rd. through roundabout, to St. Jacobs. In about 200 m turn L onto King St., L onto Albert St. and L into parking lot.
Hike Description: Hike along the Conestogo  River on the Health Valley and Mill Race trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail, system. Part of the trail dates back to the mid 1800’s when it was the footpath connecting the villages of Conestogo and St. Jacob’s.
After the hike, enjoy some of the early Christmas festivities taking place in the village:” St. Jacob’s Sparkles”. For details about the event, check the website www.explorewaterlooregion.com/listing/st-jacobs-sparkles/
Hike Leader: Doris Harper  harpt7c@gmail.com or dorisharper@rogers.com 519 589 4114.  Pre register with hike leader by email

 

Saturday December 2, Caledon Hills Section,
Forks of the Credit, Map 14/15, Canada 150 No. 4,
This 12 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Forks of the Credit Road just east of Dominion St near km 8.8 Map 15
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north to Forks of the Credit Rd and turn west. Follow for about 6 km. Park on the right shoulder just past Chisholm St (on your left) but before you get to Dominion Rd (on the right). If you drive under the RR bridge, you have gone too far.
Hike Description: This is Hike 4 in the Canada 150 series. See the Caledon Hills website for information about obtaining a badge. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email.
Hike Leader: Peter Leeney peter.leeney@utoronto.ca 905-822-1877

 

Saturday December 9, Humber Valley Heritage Trail,
Humber Valley heritage Trail Map 17,
This is a 12 km car shuttle hike at a medium pace on easy terrain and will take approx. 5 hr.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. from Humber Station Rd at the intersection of Caledon Trailway and the northern terminus of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail about 3 km north of Old Church Rd.
Hike Description: We will car pool to HVHTA parking lot along Emil Kolb Parkway. This is a beautiful trail where you will see a variety of terrain and wildlife. Bring lunch and water and wear proper footwear and clothing for the weather.
Hike Leader: Bob Slack 519-215-7696 or bslack14@yahoo.ca

 

Saturday December 30, Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Map 19,
This 12 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after greater than 7 km.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Roadside Parking – km 3.1 on the 2nd Line EHS north of 20 Sideroad.
GPS Coordinates: 44.041918/-80.076024 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: Make the season even brighter on this scenic hike along parts of the Main Bruce Trail and some spectacular side trails in Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are required and “icers” are highly recommended. If sufficient snow, bring snowshoes (optional). Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email or text. In case of inclement weather, the hike may be cancelled.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689

 

Sunday January 21, Caledon Hills Section,
Forks of the Credit, Map 15,
This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after greater than 7 km.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Roadside Parking – km 8.8 on the Forks of the Credit Road between Chisholm and Dominion Streets.
GPS Coordinates: 43.803809/-79.993002
Directions: From Hwy 10 turn west onto Forks of the Credit Road. Drive to roadside parking.
Hike Description: Prepare to be “WOWed” by the sounds and sights of the rushing and icy Credit River and lively winter birds, as we hike along the Main Bruce Trail, Dorothy Medhurst Side Trail, Meadow Trail and the Cataract Side Trail. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are required and “icers” are highly recommended. If sufficient snow, bring snowshoes (optional). Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email or text. Due to inclement weather, the hike may be cancelled.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689

 

Saturday February 10, Caledon Hills Section,
Glen Haffy, Map 17,
This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Coolihan’s Sideroad, off Airport Rd/Hwy #7; km 35.1
GPS Coordinates: 43.937035/-79.936040
Directions: Go north on Airport Rd to Coolihans Rd. this is south of Hwy 9. Continue on Coolihan’s Rd. to roadside side parking, about 1.5 km.
Hike Description: Hike and/or snowshoe through, and around Glen Haffy Conservation Area. Using the Bruce Trail main trail, and the Glen Haffy Blue, Green and Red trails, we will loop through the conservation area, visit the fishing ponds and return to the cars parked on Coolihan’s Side road. Please check email before leaving home the morning of the hike. In case of inclement weather the hike may be cancelled. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper harpt7c@gmail.com or dorisharper@rogers.com 519 589 4114

 

Monday February 19, Toronto Section,
Hilton Falls Conservation Area, Map 11,
This 7 km loop hike will take approximately 2.5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after 5 km.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Hilton Falls Conservation Area parking lot, 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton ON L0P 1B0. Note that Conservation Halton charges an entrance fee to its parks:  $6.75 for adults (15-64), $5.75 for seniors (65 and over) and $5.00 for children (5 – 14). The entrance fee receipt provides access to all Conservation Halton Parks for the same day.
GPS Coordinates: 43.505705/-79.961589 Directions: From Hwy 401 take exit 320 for Regional Road 25 N toward Halton Hills/Acton, turn left onto 5 Sideroad, continue onto Campbellville Road, turn right onto driveway for Hilton Falls Conservation Area
Hike Description: Celebrate “Family Day” with some of your Bruce Trail family. Together, we will hike to the falls, roast marshmallows on an open fire, feed some chickadees and enjoy the beauty of nature. Bring drinks and snacks. Dress for the weather and bring “icers” if you have them. The terrain can be very icy. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash in accordance to park rules. Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader by email or text.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689