General Hikes

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

 

September 22: Discovery Badge Blitz Hike #1,
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Roadside Parking (km 8.8) on the Forks of the Credit Road between Chisholm and Dominion Streets. From Hwy 10 turn west onto Forks of the Credit Road. Drive 4.5 km to roadside parking on north side of road.
Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 24 km shuttle hike
Description: Earn the Caledon Hill’s “Discovery Hike Series” badge by participating in a three hike “Badge Blitz.” Hike One combines Discovery Hikes 1 and 5, exploring Cheltenham Badlands, Devil’s Pulpit and the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. See Sunday, October 27 and Sunday, November 17 for details pertaining to the other hikes in this series. Join one or all. Participants who complete all three hikes will receive their badges on the final hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)

 

October 5: Blue Mountains – Devil’s Glen,
Map 22,
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Parking lot at km 30.1 Map 22.
Hike Leader(s): Peter Leeney
Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 12 km
Description: We will follow the Main Trail south then return on the Mad River Side Trail to our starting point. Leader’s cell phone 905-301-4091.
 

October 12: Humber Valley Heritage Trail,
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Location: We will meet at the large paved parking lot for the Humber Valley Heritage Trail, located along the Emil Kolb Parkway. This is about 2 km west of Highway 50 and 2 km south of Castlederg Road, in the Town of Caledon. Look for the sign for Duffy’s Lane. Use Caledon, not Kleinburg, to put in GPS coordinates.
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 12 km
Description: We will car shuttle to begin the hike at the northern terminus of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail then hike through a variety of terrain back to the initial meeting point.  Bring water, lunch and sturdy footwear.

 

October 27: Discovery Badge Blitz Hike #2,
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Hockley Road Parking Lot – located on the north side of Hockley Road. From Hwy 10 turn east onto Hockley Road/Dufferin County Road 7 and drive for approximately 5 kilometres to the parking lot.
Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
Terrain: Strenuous – hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing
Distance: 20 km shuttle hike
Description: Hike Two of the “Discovery Badge Blitz Series” combines Caledon Hill’s Discovery Hikes 3 and 4, exploring Hockley Valley, including the Hockley Heights, Hemlock Ridge, Glacier Valley, and Griffith Ravine Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. See Sunday November 17 for details pertaining to the final hike in the series. Join one or all. Hikers completing all three “Badge Blitz” hikes will receive their Discovery badge on the final hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)

 

November 17: Discovery Badge Blitz Hike #3,
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Roadside parking on Coolihans Sideroad, east of where the Trail crosses the road. From Airport Road turn east onto Coolihans Sideroad. Drive 1.4 kilometres to roadside parking.
Hike Leader(s): Sandy Green
Pace: Brisk – 4 to 5 km/hour
Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 14 km shuttle
Description: Hike Three of the “Discovery Badge Blitz Series” covers Caledon Hill’s Discovery Hike 2, exploring parts of the main Trail, Mountainview Road and Songbird Side Trails, and the Dingle. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are recommended. All are welcome to join this hike. Hikers completing all three “Badge Blitz” hikes will receive their Discovery badges at the end of the hike. (The badge cost is $5.00.)

 

November 30: Cold Creek Conservation Area,
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
Category: General Hike
Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area, on the 11th Concession of King, about 3 km north of the King Road.
Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack
Pace: Medium
Terrain: Easy
Distance: 8 km
Description: This will be a relatively easy loop hike.

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