General Hikes

 

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

 

Saturday, December 1: Iroquoia Section,
Waterdown, Map 9,
This 13 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after 5 km. No dogs please.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. City View Park in Burlington: near km 77 on Map 9.
Directions: From Hwy 401 come south on Guelph Line to Dundas St. Turn right and go 3 km to left turn at Kerns Rd. From QEW come north on Guelph Line to Dundas St. Turn left, go 3 km to Kerns Rd. Park is at south-east corner of Dundas St and Kerns Rd. From Dundas St drive south on Kerns Rd 400 meters to the second (south) entrance to the Park. Turn left to parking. (Might be called “New City Park” in some maps).
Hike Description: We will hike the Main Trail and Side Trails in the Kerncliff Park / Waterdown area. Fine views over the Escarpment.
Hike Leader: Peter Leeney peter.leeney@utoronto.ca  905-822-1877 before 10 p.m.

 

Saturday, December 15: Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18,
This 11 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 10:00 a.m. Parking location on 3rd Line EHS.
GPS Co-ordinates: N 43 59.562′, W 80 02.881′.
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north from Orangeville, turn right on Hockley Valley Road (County Road #7), follow to 3rd Line EHS and turn left.  Roadside parking is one kilometre north on right hand side.
Hike Description: An opportunity to get away from the crazy malls and enjoy a quiet walk in the woods.  We will hike the Isobel East, Tom East, and Glen Cross side trails linked together by the main trail.  All are old favourites, but starting from a different location.  Dogs are permitted but must be leashed and owners scoop the poop.
Hike Leader: Robert Humphreys humphreys.all@sympatico.ca 226-749-1795

 

Saturday, December 29: Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Map 19,

This 10 km loop hike will take approximately 4 hours and is at a medium pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after 6 km. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Roadside Parking 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.
In case of inclement weather, the hike may be cancelled.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 Text or email preferred

 

Sunday, January 6: Caledon Hills Section,
Forks of the Credit, Map 15, Winter Blues,
This 17 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over strenuous terrain. There is a dropout point after 5 km. There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 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 4.5 km to roadside parking on the right.
Hike Description: Hike away the winter blues on the “blues.” Hike one will cover the Trimble, Crow’s Nest, Dorothy Medhurst, Cataract and Ring Kiln Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are required and “icers” are highly recommended. If sufficient snow, bring snowshoes (optional). See Sunday, February 3 and Sunday, March 3 for details pertaining to the other hikes in the series. Join one or all. Participants who complete all three hikes will receive their Caledon Hills Sideways badges on the final hike. (The badges cost $5.00.) Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. In case of inclement weather, the hike may be cancelled.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 Text or email preferred.

 

Saturday, January 12: Dufferin Hi-Land Section,
Boyne Valley, Murphy’s Pinnacle & Primrose ST, Map 20,

This 11 km loop hike will take approximately 3.5 hours and is at a medium pace over strenuous terrain. There is no dropout point.
Depart: 10:00 a.m. County Rd #19, Prince of Wales Rd, where the Primrose Loop Side Trail crosses it for the second time.
GPS Coordinates: N44 6.335′, W 080 8.349′.
Directions: Take Hwy 10 north from Orangeville to Primrose, then continue north for 1 kilometre on County Rd 19, parking carefully on the roadside.
Hike Description: A double loop hike, we will use the Primrose Side Trail and Boyne Valley Side Trail, linked together by a section of the main trail.  Depending on the snow coverage, we will either hike or use snowshoes.  Dogs permitted, but must be leashed and owners scoop the poop.
Hike Leader: Robert Humphreys humphreys.all@sympatico.ca 226-749-1795

 

Sunday, January 13: Iroquoia Section,
Mount Nemo, Map 10,

This 9 km loop hike will take approximately 3 hours and is at a leisurely pace over moderate terrain. There is a dropout point after 6 km. No dogs please.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:30 a.m. Mount Nemo Conservation parking lot, off Guelph Line at Colling Rd
* there is a parking fee at the parking lot.
GPS Coordinates: N43.418144 / W79.861377.
Directions: From the north: 401 to Guelph Line. Go south on Guelph line for 12 km. Parking lot is on the left.
From Toronto area: 403 Queen Elizabeth Way, exit at Guelph Line/Halton Regional Rd.1. Turn right onto Guelph Line. Go north on Guelph Line for 9.6 km. Mount Nemo parking lot will be on the right. ** bring water and snacks.** Icers and gators are always a good idea in winter.
Hike Description: A winter hike with great views over the escarpment. We will loop through the conservation area using the north and south loop trails and Quarry access trail. Weather permitting we can lengthen the hike by double looping or partially looping the trails
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader.
Please check email before leaving home in the morning. The hike may be cancelled by 7:30 AM due to inclement weather.
Hike Leader: Doris Harper harpt7c@gmail.com 519 589 4114.

 

Saturday, January 19: Toronto Section,
Scotsdale Farm, Map 13,

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.
Depart: 10:00 am Scotsdale Farm parking lot.
GPS Coordinates: N43 41.237′, W 079 59.450′
Directions: Take Hwy 7 north past Georgetown.  The driveway entrance to the farm is on your right just past where Trafalgar Road splits from Hwy 7.  Follow driveway to the parking lot.
Hike Description: A loop hike, we will use the Bennett Side Trail and the main trail, both of which are old favourites.  Depending on the snow coverage, we will either hike or use snowshoes.
Hike Leader: Robert Humphreys humphreys.all@sympatico.ca 226-749-1795

 

Saturday, February 2: Caledon Hills Section,
Glen Haffy, Map 17,
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.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. We will meet on Coolihans Sideroad (east of Airport Road). The roadside parking is just west of Glen Haffy Road where the trail crosses Coolihans.
GPS Coordinates: 43.937967, -79.934650
Directions: Coming north on Airport Road from Caledon East, turn right (east) on Coolihans Sideroad.
Hike Description: You could stay home warm and cozy on the couch… but why?? Come out and enjoy the beautiful winter trails through Glen Haffy. We will follow both the main Bruce Trail and the Glen Haffy Side Trail to make a scenic loop. Boots are essential and icers are strongly recommended. Please bring a snack and some water (maybe in the form of a hot beverage??).
Hike Leader: Elizabeth Ganong eganong@rogers.com 647-271-8314 Text messages preferred.

 

Sunday, February 3: Caledon Hills Section,
Hockley Valley, Map 18, Winter Blues,
This 14 km shuttle hike will take approximately 5 hours and is at a medium pace over strenuous terrain. There is a dropout point after greater than 7 km.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart: 9:00 a.m. Bruce Trail parking on the east side of the 5th Line EHS, just south of Hockley Road.
GPS Coordinates: 43.993572/-80.014057
Directions: From Hwy 10, turn east onto Hockley Road. Drive for approx. 9 km. Turn right onto 5th Line EHS and proceed to parking.
Hike Description: Hike away the winter blues on the “blues.” Hike two of the series will cover Hockley Heights, Hemlock Ridge, Glacier Valley (section 1) Darcy’s, Hockleycrest and Harmony (section 2) Side Trails. Bring your choice of hydration and snacks or lunch. Hiking boots are required and “icers” are highly recommended. If sufficient snow, bring snowshoes (optional). See Sunday, March 3 for the final hike in the series. Join one or both.
Pre-register for the hike with the hike leader. In case of inclement weather, the hike may be cancelled.
Hike Leader: Sandy Green sgreenhikes@gmail.com 416-317-3689 Text or email preferred.

 

Sunday, February 24: Caledon Hills Section,
Caledon Rail Trail,

This 8 km “there and back” hike will take approximately 2.5 hours and is at a leisurely pace over easy terrain. There is no dropout point. No dogs please.  There will be a refreshment/pub stop afterwards.
Depart:10:30 a.m. Caledon Community Complex, 6125 Old Church Road in Caledon East.
Directions: Heading either north or south on Airport Road into Caledon East, turn East onto Old Church Road at the T-junction traffic lights in the centre of town.  Go approx. 0.5km to the Caledon Community Complex.
Hike Description: Nice, easy walk along the Caledon Railway Trail.  We’ll walk about an hour one way and then turn back the same way. Bring icers. Joint hike with the Oak Ridges Hiking club.
Hike Leader: Tessa Shelvey tjshelvey@yahoo.com  416-320-8555.

 

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